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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Old Supreme Court Building (Singapore)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Old Supreme Court Building (Singapore)

Singapore’s Old Supreme Court Building was designed by Frank Dorrington Ward. The building is slated to be converted into the National Art Gallery of Singapore.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building was designed by A.C. Norman. It currently houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Masjid Istiqal (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Masjid Istiqal (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Masjid Istiqal (also known as Istiqal Mosque) is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, it was built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence from the Netherlands; “Istiqal” is an Arabic word that means “Independence.”
The Last Train Into Tanjong Pagar

The Last Train Into Tanjong Pagar

Last Thursday, 30 June 2011, was the last day of operations of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. I found some information on Facebook about plans for a party aboard the last train pulling into that station, departing from Segamat in Malaysia. It was the perfect send-off to a historic location.
Farewell, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Farewell, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

30 June 2011, is the last day of operations of the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. As the closing date was drawing to a close, the railway station began attracting a stream of visitors who wanted to play photographer, snapping photos of every nook and cranny.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Singapore)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Singapore)

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is currently the railway terminus of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) in Singapore. Located on Keppel Road, this railway station was opened to the public in 1932. The building features four marble reliefs by Rudolfo Nolli, representing Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, and Transport.
Should You Get a City Card?

Should You Get a City Card?

A City Card is a tourist card (or ticket) that’s valid for up to three days and provides the bearer free entry to certain attractions and a host of other privileges. I picked up three-day cards in Amsterdam and Berlin. But were they worth it?
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Amsterdam Centraal is Amsterdam’s central railway station. It was opened in 1889 and designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt. You can see the grandness of the structure. To me, it evokes feelings of great adventure ahead.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: 1 Litre Beer at Frühlingsfest (Munich, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: 1 Litre Beer at Frühlingsfest (Munich, Germany)

My host had talked about a “mini-Oktoberfest” even before I flew out to Germany, and this was one of our stops later in the day. Frühlingsfest (spring festival) was held on the same grounds as Oktoberfest. In fact, according to my host, it’s a lot like Oktoberfest.
Eurotrip 2011: After the Trip

Eurotrip 2011: After the Trip

It has been three weeks since I returned from my first ever trip to Europe. The high of that trip is long gone, but I still get mild doses of enjoyment whenever I reminisce about my two short weeks there.

Wet Wet Wet: Songkran 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand

A holiday to Thailand is an unforgettable experience, Songkran is Thai New Year, celebrated in Thailand, as well as other places like Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, on April 13-15. Perhaps the most famous way to celebrate is a massive water fight on the streets. Locals and travelers alike take the streets with water pistols and buckets...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Christmas Lights and Crowds (Singapore)

We’re back! Since the last Picture of the Week, I’ve been to a few other places, so maybe there’ll be some variety in the photos. Not only that, but the photos will be bigger and – hopefully – better. We end the year with one last look at How Singapore Celebrates Christmas, with more lights...