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Transportation from Singapore to Johor Bahru Malaysia

To travel from Singapore to Malaysia there are several options, nearly all use the two bridges that connect Singapore to Johor Bahru. Taxis can be caught at Queen Street to go to Johor Bahru. The taxis cost $40 to go … Continue reading

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Paintings From the Museum D’Orsay at the National Museum of Singapore

As I wrote previously the Dreams and Reality exhibit from the Museum D’Orsay at the National Museum of Singapore is excellent. Here are some more photos of a few of the paintings included in the exhibit. There is an interesting … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Green Corridor

The 26 km railroad corridor was decommissioned earlier this year. What is left is becoming an enjoyable visit to nature. As in many other countries there is great interest in turning the former railroad into a nature recreation trail. Singapore … Continue reading

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Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

Jumbo Seafood is a well respected restaurant in Singapore. I have been several times and have found that respect well earned. The food is great. The service is decent but not as good as I would hope for. Recently I … Continue reading

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Dreams and Reality: Museum D’Orsay Exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore

The Dreams and Reality exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore (now until 5 February 2012, it opened a few weeks ago) is excellent. Musee D’Orsay is one of my favorite museums; it is located in Paris, with many other … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Your Dreams Hidden Away, Make Them Come True

Great post by Benny Lewis on why why you (yes, you) can be live overseas and travel. Benny, from Ireland, has been traveling for 8 years now and started with no cash. Another of his posts explains why you don’t … Continue reading

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Singapore Marina Bay Sands Skypark

I just realized I can see Marina Bay Sands Skypark from my condo in Johor Bahru. Yes, it is basically a tiny image in the distance still I think it is funny I didn’t notice it until now. It is … Continue reading

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Strong Singapore Dollar

The Singapore dollar has been very strong. This is a sign of a strong economy. But it also brings challenges for an economy when its currency appreciates. Competing against companies internationally is more difficult as those wishing to buy Singapore … Continue reading

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Manchester United Said to Plan $1B Singapore IPO

Singapore’s finance sector continues to do extremely well. Singapore and Hong Kong continue to battle for Asian financial center leadership (even over Toyko and mainland China). This is a sign of Singapore’s rising financial status in a way that will … Continue reading

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Singapore Light Rail from the Airport

I took the light rail from Changi Airport to downtown last time I was in town and it was very easy. The subway was crowded (eventually – the photo is at the airport stop, where it was not crowded). Getting … Continue reading

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