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a meeting in mandai

mandai has such a pretty sound and it usually means the zoo to me. but we were not going to go there, we decided, we’d just start out at some point on mandai road and walk around upper seletar reservoir, singapore’s oldest freshwater lake (i don’t like the word catchment) and then follow the road, see where we land up. aj, my really understanding personal trainer to whom i can happily say i hate the word gym unless he means…

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time travel off hyderabad road

why is hyderabad road called hyderabad road? i couldn’t crack the puzzle. once upon a time, long long ago, that insanely rich man called the nizam of hyderabad may have owned property here… or he may not have. there is some mention of this in a newspaper – the hindu, published in india – from many years ago (net digs can bring up all sorts of things). anyway, i am not at all sure as to why the name of…

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it’s new year in chinatown

“in through the dragon gate, see the temple, out through the tiger gate! the tiger will eat all your bad luck!” said the helpful gentleman in the red tee shirt. he also did a little tiger leap and and bit on air, to underscore his meaning. i felt as if at last i had found what i had come looking for. may not be a good idea to go for a walk with a preconceived notion of what you might…

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