Category Archives: Places in the Heart
The Sarkies brothers were a group of brothers of Armenian ethnicity, born in Isfahan, Iran and best known for founding a chain of luxury hotels throughout Southeast Asia. These include the Raffles in Singapore, the Strand in Rangoon, the Oriental … Continue reading
Today, I officially became a senior citizen. Oh no!!!
Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster – my year – so look out for this fighting cock!
Last month, youngest son, wife and I flew to Russia. Youngest son is a history buff as well as an avid fan of historical Russia and the Soviet Union, and was once even featured in the local press for his … Continue reading
Yesterday was National Day, our 51st. For me it was a time for reflection. What has our beloved country done to us? It has dropped us like a hot potato the moment we turned 40; preferring to hire young punks … Continue reading
Last Friday I took a SMRT cab (number SHF 24E, driven by a Mr Goh) from JCube to Ngee Ann City in what turned out to be a most joyous experience. Mr Goh was playing erhu music on his sound … Continue reading
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
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