It was time to hit Pulau Ubin Island’s trails, so I headed towards Puaka Hill first. The paved road was lined with thick forests that had regenerated and hidden old rubber and coffee plantations. Amidst the lush vegetation, the surroundings had a murmuring melody of their own, but what was that far off sound?Continue reading pulau ubin island’s highest point
While I wandered through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the north side of Singapore Island, I kept seeing highrise buildings and hearing droning traffic in the distance. Continue reading Drifting across the straight
There was something artistic about the large leaved mangrove of the wetland reserve located on the north side of Singapore Island. The roots curved over like bent backs grasping the muddy swamp beneath. Continue reading Sungei Buloh Wetland Mangrove Boardwalk
Flying back to Johor Bahru from Kuching, I was going to bus into Singapore but none came in sight. Since I only had a backpack, I walked along the road towards Singapore. In fact, I kept walking and walking, until I trekked across the bridge joining the two countries, but no officials stopped me to check my passport! Continue reading Have you ever crossed a border without being stopped?
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Only when I reached the cave entrance, did I realize I was in trouble. I had no flashlight. As someone was leaving, they thankfully handed me their torch and I ventured into the huge underground world. Continue reading Niah Cave into famous soup
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This was a year when my three daughters were off on a trip with their dad and I decided that six weeks sitting at home would be down right depressing. To break up the long stretch without them, I flew to Singapore and crossed over into Johor Bahru because I could catch a cheaper flight from JB over to Kuching in Malaysia’s Sarawak, rather than from Singapore. Continue reading Hey, I’m not done with Malaysia