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1963 and all that in Japan & China. . . .

Yokohama, in Tokyo Bay, was our first port of call of our Japanese coastal trip.. If I thought Singapore and Hong Kong were foreign, Yokohama was real ‘foreign’ The people were different from Chinese, very friendly, but different. 2,269 more words

I'll Never Go Abroad

Singa-poor Sling

As it’s my first visit to Singapore, I decided to partake in the most touristy tradition of all – a Singapore Sling at the Raffles hotel. 188 more words


A birthday in Singapore!

It felt like I had shut my eyes for all of a couple of minutes when the cabin crew announced we would shortly be landing. Our AirAsia flight on Thursday from Jakarta into Singapore lasted just 1 hour 25 minutes. 1,148 more words

Slings & Safari

I have fallen a bit behind with the blog so I will do my best to catch up.

On Tuesday we did our best to look respectable (GMan even wore long trousers) as we were heading to Raffles Hotel and more specifically, the Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling. 245 more words


Liquid Gold

The Raffles Hotel provides a cool and airy break from the heat and humidity outside.

The Long Bar is a welcome and welcoming pitstop for the weary tourist and it seems only right to try out a Singapore Sling – this is its birthplace after all.   71 more words

Thursday Special

From Melaka through Johor Bahru to Singapore

With the Missus gone to faraway countries, there was no reason to stay in KL and so I jumped on a bus to Melaka. A couple of backpackers we met had recommended a visit to this little pictoresque (in parts) town that lets you experience what life back in the days of the Dutch East India company might have been like. 603 more words