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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 more words

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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 more words

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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 more words

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