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Singapore is Expected to Approve a Trial of Self-Driving Taxis in the City

Singapore is expected to again show that their government can be quite innovative and action oriented. Singapore plans to allow a trial of self-driving taxis on Singapore’s roads. A Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a research consortium … Continue reading

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Masjid Sultan Singapura

The Sultan Mosque is located in Kampung Glam next to the Malaysia Heritage Center. The mosque was gazetted as a national monument in 1975. The current structure was built in the 1920s. An annex building, in a similar style was … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica: Human v Cylon Reopens at Resorts World at Sentosa

Battlestar Galactica: Human v Cylon, returns to Universal Studios Singapore after being out of service undergoing upgrades for 2 years. Located in Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, Universal Studios is the most popular theme park in Singapore. Opened to the … Continue reading

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Singapore Polytechnic Circa 1970

Photo of Singapore Polytechnic in 1970 by Bill Hunter. My father was a professor at the University of Singapore then. See more photos he took from his travels around the world. It is amazing how well Singapore has done economically … Continue reading

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Universal Studios Singapore

Located in Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, Universal Studios is the most popular theme park in Singapore. Opened to the public March, 2010, this is actually the first Universal Studio ever built in Asia. With over 20 hectares of area, … Continue reading

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Nature parks are usually not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Singapore. But Singapore actually has several excellent parks including the Sungei Buloh Nature Park. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is located on the North of … Continue reading

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Pura Dalem Desa Pakraman, Ubud, Bali

The sign at this temple says Pura Dalem Desa Pakraman Ubud. I am certain this is Pura Dalem (see entrance sign below), I am not 100% certain that there are not a couple places called Pura Dalem and then this … Continue reading

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Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Gardens by the Bay consist of two large buildings and fairly small outdoor gardens. The flower dome includes a wide variety of flowers from regions around the globe. Both buildings are glass bubbles providing a view of downtown Singapore. … Continue reading

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Photos of Little India

Here are some photos from a walk I took in the Little India area in Singapore when I had visitors.

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Taxis Vanish in Rain as Singapore Gets Congested

I have found he taxi situation in Singapore to be poor. It is tolerable if it doesn’t rain, but even without rain is it not good (it is just too hard to find a taxi and waits are too long), … Continue reading

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