Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Thoughts on Nur Diana Muhammad Ismail and Denise Phua

36-year old Nur Diana Muhammad Ismail had wanted to hold a fair selling apparel at Tampines 1’s atrium in May just before the start of the fasting month. The email from the mall that says “We are not so keen … Continue reading

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Reply to David Ong

Received this from my Member of Parliament, David Ong: My reply: Dear David Thank you for your letter – in four languages no less – which I found in my mailbox last week. My mailbox’s anti-junk mail catch was engaged … Continue reading

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Tiger’s Nest

For once I am at a loss for words. You have to experience Bhutan to know it for yourself. No picture can do it justice. The beautiful mountainous Himalayan kingdom is truly a Shangri-La. (Television didn’t arrive till 1999.) There … Continue reading

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The King who Meant Business

In this day and age, can you find a king who will personally lead his army to war? Well, the 4th King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck – affectionately known as the Druk Gyalpo – did in 2003. Indian rebels … Continue reading

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Lattice by Baki

Can’t enough of meerschaum pipes – this latest addition is custom-made for me by Fikri Baki, a veteran meerschaum pipe carver of 25 years, from Turkey.

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