Tag: Singapore

Qué Es lo que realmente está matando a las Librerias?

Michael: El lugar del que voy a hablar es más o menos igual que todas las Librerias que he visto en los Estados Unidos. Filas de 8 o más personas con libros en sus manos divididos en las 3 cajas para pagar. Las Librerias en Singapore ya sean grandes o pequeñas, venden bastante. Por supuesto! […]

What is Really Killing the Bookstores?

Michael: The place is as large as any bookstore I have seen in the USA. Lines of eight or more people with books in their hands queued up at each of the three checkout locations. Bookstores in Singapore, both large and small, are doing well. Heck, while Borders shuttered all their doors in the States […]

Chinatown in Singapore – Photos of the Week

Michael: Things have shifted a little bit this time. Graciela: My husband is underplaying it some. Actually it is a major change. Michael: Ok, maybe. We have been in Singapore for the last few weeks. So, the photo of the week has turned into a photo gallery and it is not Colombia, but Chinatown in […]

Photo of the Week – Sign in MRT station in Singapore

Graciela: We are in Singapore and of all the beautiful and wonderful things to photograph my husband stops in the middle of a crowded mass transportation system to record signs. “They won’t get the answer correct,” he said. Michael: Don’t let my wife fool you thinking that the camera remains holstered. I have been pulling […]

Photo of the Week – Drunk Crossing in Singapore

Michael:  No, this one is not from Colombia. Yes, English is the main language in Singapore. Anyway, I could not resist taking this photo. Graciela:  The sign was outside a place called George’s Bar and Cafe. Michael:  Who would not want to go to a place that has this atmosphere?

Photo of the Week – Peranakan Home in Singapore

Michael:  This time we take you to the other side of the world. The photo is of  a Peranakan home in Singapore. Graciela:  Peranakan is a fascinating culture. And in Singapore there is a very informative museum dedicated to it. You can read more about that museum and others in Singapore in one of our […]

Sticking it to The Stamp Museum – Spelling Colombia Correctly

It’s Colombia not Columbia. Originally published in the Clawson Patch newspaper May 2013. Michael:  I heard the question. Yes, we did enjoy the Singapore Philatelic Museum. And yes readers, I know, why don’t they just call it the stamp museum? Anyway the employee who asked the question did not realize that she had opened the […]

Three Must Visit Places in Singapore

Walk through shark infested waters. Make a living building sculptures from LEGOS. Stroll through experimental gardens. Originally published in the Clawson Patch newspaper June 2013. Michael: Walk through shark infested waters. Make a living building sculptures from LEGOS. Stroll through experimental gardens. The above is just three of the new ventures Graciela and I discovered […]

Singapore: Three Week Update

Thoughts and information for those who may wish to visit Singapore. Originally published in the Clawson Patch newspaper May 2013 Michael:  Damn the time goes too fast. Thought it is the moment to update readers some and pass along those tidbits of info that could make another’s visit to Singapore better.  Graciela:  We are staying […]

American Dies in Singapore – Suicide or Murder?

Originally published in the Fenton Patch newspaper June 2013. In June of 21012 Shane Todd’s girlfriend found him dead in his Singapore apartment. Singapore Institute of Microelectronics (IME) hired the young Montana man after he received his PhD in electrical engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010. Police ruled his hanging a suicide. […]

Singapore Part VI – Leaving

Originally published in the Fenton Patch newspaper May 2012 * * * * * * * * It almost doesn’t seem fair. Soon I will have to leave this paradise where I can sit on a fifth story balcony in the morning wearing only shorts and a T-shirt and gaze at beautiful scenery while feeling […]

Singapore Fashion Designers

Originally published in the Fenton Patch April 2012 * * * * * * * * One thinks of Singapore for many things. But for many people fashion is usually not on the list. However it should be. A frequent traveler to the country told me, “It seems the majority of foreigners I meet on […]