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23 Feb 2013

Laundry Lives the High Life in Singapore

In Singapore, this is how you dry your laundry and apparently it rarely falls. It it does, maybe you just forget about it. Can you imagine finding it on a windy day? But really this post is about how and where people live in Singapore. Pretty much everyone except a few very rich souls ( ~1%) live in units such as these. There are  just over 5 million people living in Singapore, and everyone owns their own residence; No one […]

23 Feb 2013

Now That's an Infinity Pool

Fifty-seven stories is a long way down – or up. But that’s where the pool is atop the Marina Sands Hotel in Singapore. So here’s a tip … if you want to go to the observation deck of this hotel, they’ll charge you 20 bucks for the privledge. However, if you say you want to go to the sky-bar called Ku-De-Ta (at the same level as the observation deck) and have a drink (beers start at $18 a pop … […]

22 Feb 2013

That Sure is One Big Buddha

This Buddha is located just around the corner from where I am staying. Unless you poke your head into places, you would never notice things, even ones this large. Oftentimes, the entrances are quite unremarkable but when you go in there is something spectacular such as this large Buddha. And there is the value of using local knowledge to find out where to go. Guide books are only so good, and really, all of them are quite limited in revealing […]

21 Feb 2013

Spinning the Dharma Wheel in Singapore

At a downtown Singapore Tibetan Buddhist Temple, a man spins a large prayer wheel with the aim of ridding bad karma. The temple is open 24 hours a day and you can often hear people chanting in the main hall. In the span of a short walk, Singapore is a wild mix of shops, restaurants, temples, mosques, churches, old buildings and modern high rises. It’s a really wild juxtaposition that borders on surreal. If you find yourself in Asia, it’s […]

01 Mar 2011

Balinese Dancer

One of the remarkable faces of Bali. This young woman was dancing at a temple in Bali just before the sun went down. The dance, like her makeup,  is complex and sublime. I hope you like the image. More dancers to come in the following weeks. Stay tuned. Bye for now. Gordon