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a surprise in queenstown : road to singapore

had we not been trying our best to avoid the cemetery, we’d never have found it. the rain had been heavy, it was never quite gone the entire day. aj and i set out to walk around seven in the evening, light was falling fast. the traffic was thick and noisy along queensway, the first left from my place. to avoid it, we crossed the road, walked a little along commonwealth avenue, then took an unfamiliar path going in the…

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leave my village alone

come with me to holland village. it’s not far from my place. it’s never been far from my place. ever since 18 november 1997, when i first came to this island country, it’s been just a few minutes away from my home. sometimes twenty, sometimes 30; right now, about 15. if you take the bus it’s two stops. if you drive, it’s two minutes. the first time i stepped out of my home in singapore, i went to holland v.…

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fly over holland road

the cars were moving up along the gradient of the flyover, the sun had begun to set, a couple of raindrops fell on me. i looked up at the opaque grey sky and wondered if i’d have to cancel the walk. i was alone since my walking partner aj couldn’t make it today. i missed him and thought the rain might have decided to keep me company instead. that flyover was being made when i came to singapore. i have…

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