A Meditation on Transit

Singapore After seven weeks in New Zealand, Flemming and I returned to Singapore in early December, to the brand new Downtown Line on the MRT (metro) system. The best part? There’s a station right down the road from home. A five minute stroll from Mum’s front...

On the bus to KL

When I was growing up in Singapore, trips to Malaysia happened several times a year. Both my folks, being originally Malaysian, have family there, and my Dad also went game fishing in Malaysian waters all the time. It remains, for me, a place of myth...

Chinese New Year with the family

One cannot ring in the lunar new year without continually consuming vast amounts of food. It’s all ridiculously tasty (this is Southeast Asia, after all), ridiculously available in ridiculous amounts, and you generally get swept up in the I-haven’t-eaten-in-6-months fervor when its spread out. Mum,...

Through The Clouds

FUJIFILM X-T1 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO1000) I once described Singapore as “safe but boring”. While that’s not totally inaccurate it is still a rather unfair statement. Singapore doesn’t come close to India or Vietnam or most of the other countries in Asia when it comes to street...

On resonance

The other day I found Red Bull’s Singapore Seven series – a set of interviews with local movers and shakers about how they got to where they are, and what it is that keeps them going. I went through all 7 of them, back...