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    The new list of Michelin Star restaurants and eateries in Singapore is out:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-star-10561390
    The same two Hawker stalls are still on the list.

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      Singapore Garden Festival 2018 is now on at Gardens by the Bay:
      https://www.facebook.com/TheStraitsT...5MTM1NDE1MzQz/

      One prominent visitor has made his own comments and pictures:
      https://www.facebook.com/leehsienloo...type=3&theater

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        Singapore is 53 years old as an independent nation today:
        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...arade-10596470

        Majulah Singapura!!!:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdb_O91d92M

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          Singapore National day in pictures: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...p2018-10603888

          Firework video: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...video-10604306

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            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
            Certainly a different celebration when compared to Norway's May 17th!
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              If I haven't said it before I'll repeat it now; Singapore is more than Orchard Road and shopping:
              https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...dlife-10663058

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                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                If I haven't said it before I'll repeat it now; Singapore is more than Orchard Road and shopping:
                https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...dlife-10663058
                Duly noted fro my next trip to Singapore - probably not on the trip starting next week, but perhaps the one after that?
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  A milestone event; Singapore has 200 km. of covered walkways to protect people from the sun and rain:
                  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ction-10724514

                  No hardship allowed in modern day Singapore.

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                    Is Singapore an almost perfect country??:
                    https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/vi...5MTU3ODg0MTEz/

                    Well it has the advantage of being small with no large hinterland to worry about. No need to build roads and other infrastructure to remove towns and villages.
                    But that is also a problem. No natural resources and hardly any agricultural land or fishing grounds. Everything as to be imported, incl. water.
                    Yet it has become a developed country and one of the richest countries (in terms of GDP per capita) with one of the largest sovereign fund in the world. Impressed??
                    But perfect??? No, no country is perfect, or without problems.

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                      Singapore is bucking the trend again; not driving or owning a car to become fashionable and making plans for future transport need for 2040 is not common anywhere else, I believe:
                      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...h-pin-10736852

                      PS> I never thought of myself as "fashionable", but I haven't owned a car since 1994. No need for one in Singapore, even then.

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                        Singapore during the colonial peak of rule, before WWII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvvhY6DtfZs

                        Singapore at the time of independence for the Malayan Federation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7toyYrqjs
                        Singapore was still a British Crown Colony until 1963.

                        The Singapore of my young and tender days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orZ-TSf1gf0
                        A couple of years after independence from Malaysia in 1965.

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                          A MAJOR project has been successfully completed in Singapore, re-building Ah Ma's Drink Stall at Pulau Ubin:
                          https://mothership.sg/2018/10/ah-ma-...bin-drink-nus/
                          Yes this is actually also Singapore, not only Orchard Road and F1.

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                            Great story. You don‘t need big money to create something outstanding, but good idea, engagement and a lot of good fellows.

                          • Seagull
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                            Ralf has already expressed it perfectly. Thank you for posting this link ombugge.

                          This month it is 50 years since the "Keep Singapore CLEAN" campaign was launched: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...video-10824408
                          It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun.

                          I can remember Singapore in the days when you could smell it before you could see it when arriving by sea and Singapore River was busy but a lifeless smelly soup of anything unmentionable.
                          Today it is a fresh water reservoir teeming with fish and home to several families of sea otters.

                          One anecdote from the early days of the cleanup; at Boat quay there was a VERY smelly pissoir on the bank of the river. As the story goes, one man that couldn't hold it until it was his turn took a piss directly into the river just beside the pissoir got fined for polluting the river. The fun part was that the pissoir hadn't yet been connected to the sewage system but drained directly to the river.

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                            The railway tracks from Tg. Pagar station to the causeway was removed shortly after rail service ended on this stretch on 01. July, 2011 and nature was allowed to reclaim the vacated corridor.
                            But that is not enough. To speed up the process, nature are given some help:
                            https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...video-10848042

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                              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                              The railway tracks from Tg. Pagar station to the causeway was removed shortly after rail service ended on this stretch on 01. July, 2011 and nature was allowed to reclaim the vacated corridor.
                              But that is not enough. To speed up the process, nature are given some help:
                              https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...video-10848042
                              Wonderful - kudos to Singapore for taking an initiative to both save a plant that is rare, but also for making this "corridor" a haven to relax and walk.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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