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Singapore’s wild side

With the new alcohol law there might be less wildness, but of course, I’m not talking about inebriated homo sapiens. As a developed country, it’s our biodiversity (plant and animal life) we should be showing an interest in. 572 kata lagi

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Singapore in 2066

An award-winning documentary about Singapore will have its USA premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this Saturday, April 18. Described on the Film Society’s web-page as “A striking vérité snapshot of present-day Singapore that doubles as a semi-mystical cinematic incantation conjuring ghosts from the country’s history,” Daniel Hui’s… 383 kata lagi

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Book Review – Raffles and The British Invasion of Java by Tim Hannigan

I do not normally read biographies but having met Tim Hannigan at The Penzance Literary Festival in July where he was running a workshop on travel writing I thought I would give this book a try. 181 kata lagi

Book Reviews

Ngariung dengan Tante Olivia Mariamne

Untuk kesekian kalinya saya duduk menikmati pagi di salah satu tonggak semen yang mengelilingi makam yang berada tepat di seberang kantor Walikota Jakarta Pusat ini. Entah karena memiliki kemiripan nama depan, sejak kunjungan pertama 6 (enam) tahun lalu, setiap bertandang ke Taman Prasasti selalu disempatkan  untuk menyambangi Tante Olivia Mariamne Raffles. 752 kata lagi

DKI Jakarta

Raffles, Wallace, Junghuhn: Para Autodidak & Ekstremis

Oleh: Awang Harun Satyana

“Perlu dikagumi apa yang dapat dicapai oleh seseorang dalam keadaan histori tertentu apabila orang itu adalah tokoh yang luar biasa…” (Rudigert Siebert dalam “Deutsche Spuren in Indonesien”, Horleman Verlag, 2002) 868 kata lagi

Geo-Histori

Singapore-City-State/Country of the Future...Land of Shopping and FOOD!

During our Christmas break, we traveled to Singapore, where we spent four days visiting this magnificent city-state/country, being taken care of by Singaporean natives, school colleague Joanne Foo, Priscilla (former school colleague) and husband Steve Chua. 1.376 kata lagi

Thomas Stamford Raffles, Antonio Vieira, Johannes Ockeghem

On the 6th of February –

In 1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds the city of Singapore.

(yes, I know this map is of Java, not Singapore. 77 kata lagi

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