From Singapore’s Ancient Relics to WWII History: A Turn Through Fort Canning Park

Early Sunday morning I decided to go for a run/walk (OK, mostly walk) at a lush park near our apartment, Fort Canning Park. The park covers 18 hectares (44 acres) and tops out at a whopping 48 meters (156 feet) right in the middle of the city. I'll cover Singapore's history in greater detail in …

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International Arrivals in the Time of Covid, and the SHN Hotel Lottery

Singapore locked down hard during covid, pausing all arrivals for a while in 2020. Then very slowly they resumed new arrivals from certain countries, imposing strict conditions and elaborate entry procedures. Fun fact! Since Singapore is a city-state of only 280 square miles (724 square kilometers), there's only one airport and all flights are international. …

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