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“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Chinese proverb

We left Vancouver on Monday 15th September at 2 pm.

After a nice flight, some 12,837 Km and countless hours. We had two dinners, breakfast and lunch, we are finally here on the island country Republic of Singapore.

Singapore is located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It is just north of the equator. It has high humidity and average temperature of 30 C. The whole island is only 707 square Km. (273.square miles). Due to land reclaim projects, the island may grow by another 100 square Km. by 2030. The population is about 4.5 millions. Highly cosmopolitan and diverse. The four official languages are English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. It is a parliamentary republic. The People’s Action Party has ruled this country in every election since self-government in 1959.

It is interesting to note that Singapore is the 6th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita. It has a very modern economy. The currency is the Singapore dollar, worth about 70 cents Canadian.

Downtown Singapore

Downtown Singapore

We will be staying with Mark (brother) and Linda (sister-in-law). Their two daughters Melissa (9) and Megan (5). It is so nice to see them again.

Is now Tuesday 16th September 11.30 pm local time. Vancouver is 15 hours behind Singapore, I am looking forward to a good night sleep.

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