Singapore: World’s most expensive city? Really? (2)

So, for the ‘world’s most expensive city’ Singapore, how much did this cost and how many did it feed? For SG$25 (roughly US$20), six of us were filled. This feast – a combination of curries with eggs, sweet and sour meat and fruit juices couldn’t be a better representation of the quirky Chinese-Malay-Indian intersection that … More Singapore: World’s most expensive city? Really? (2)

Sydney is back to school, back to the future

No matter how laid back Australians might be, there is undoubtedly a competitive spirit within its universities. But although they may may not have names like Harvard or Oxbridge, the culture still echoes those who have gone onwards to lead Australia and the world, and those who will. And they’ll always remember the traditions; for … More Sydney is back to school, back to the future

Sydney on the edge of more than one Cliff

How does Sydney roll summer out and autumn in?  Usually with one of these. Severe storms come most often during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn, following long summer days. They arrive abruptly and violently, usually from the south – hence the local adage ‘buster’ to describe the accompanying wind. But one great thing … More Sydney on the edge of more than one Cliff