Our third day at Macau and the second day of sight seeing before we took the ferry to Hong Kong the next day. Our initial plan was to do Casino Resorts hop but it turned out to be more interesting than that. And we have to thank the Apple Store service staff for her recommendation.
A couple of weeks ago, I revisited the Changi Chapel and Museum. The first time I visited the Changi Chapel and Museum was by chance and that was more than ten years ago. I happened to stop by the cafe next to the Chapel for brunch after a business meeting at Changi and visited the
Soon after Stamford Raffles established Singapore as a trading post for the East India Company, one of his first concerns was the defence against Dutch attacks. Fort Pasir Panjang (today’s Labrador Park) twinned with Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island to defend the western passageway into the New Harbour (renamed Keppel Harbour). During the 1942 Battle of
On 13 February 1942, the Japanese attacked the Pasir Panjang Ridge, a key location leading to the Allied forces’ main ammunition magazine, main ordinance depot, the Alexandra Military Hospital and other military installations. The Malay Regiment who defended the area put up a strong resistance but was eventually overwhelmed by the superior numbers and weapons of the
On 8 February 1942, the first Japanese troops landed in Singapore via the northwestern coastline. This marked the beginning of the Battle of Singapore between Allied (mainly British Commonwealth) and Japanese forces. After a week of intense fighting, the British Lieutenant General Arthur E. Percival surrendered Singapore to the Japanese forces under the command of
Kansai Region Travel Series – Day 0 After visiting Tokyo, Japan, for the first time early this year, I was back in Japan for another vacation. I was on a 6-day vacation in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, part of Kansai region, in November. This trip was planned less than two weeks before we left, glad we managed