Life in Singapore

Night view from Marina Barrage

My first visit to Singapore was in 1996.  I couldn’t really remember anything except a bit of Sentosa.  Never have I found this place appealing nor had I ever thought about living here.  Nevertheless the opportunity of experiencing life in Singapore did excited us.

This is the place where I picked up my favorite sport tennis again, was keen on learning more about photography and Lightroom, dreamed to be become a travel writer, and got a taste of oil/acrylic painting.   Apparently I have no gift in any of these.   Yet search is privilege, found is luck and a lot of hard work.

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Monkeying around “Cat” city


On arrival the playful long-tailed macaque monkeys were already at the beach of Bako National Park welcoming us!  Er, no…they were indeed having crabs for breakfast.

Shortly before leaving Singapore, we spontaneously booked a flight to Kuching, East Malaysia without much planning.

Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, also known as “Cat” city from direct translation, has indeed nothing to do with cats but is a good base to make day trips to the national parks in the region.

There are altogether five national parks (Bako, Gunung Gading, Kubah, Tanjung Datu and Talang Satang), three national reserves (Wind Cave, Sama Jaya, Semenggoh), and two wildlife sanctuaries (Samunsam, Pulau Tukong).

We picked the most visited one, Bako National Park, because we wanted to see the Proboscis …

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