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Hi! I'm Timothy McDonald, an Australian journalist who has relocated to Singapore. This blog will take a slightly offbeat look at the sweltering city-state and a few of its neighbours. Hopefully, it'll be full of short, sharp reads and a bit of useful information too. Enjoy.

FOLLOW THE HUMIDITY!

Notes from the Underground

Singapore is one of the few places on earth where it's possible to visit every train station in the entire country. So I've decided to do exactly that. Over the coming months, I'll send a dispatch from every single one.

Mallrat

Forget retail therapy. Think, archery, boating and getting a maid. This is all about the strange little things that seem to appear in shopping malls in this corner of the world.

Good Eats

This part of the world is fill of some truly amazing foods. Some flavours are great, others are a little more acquired. Find out more here.

The Great Outdoors

Air conditioning is pretty popular around here, and eating is the national sport. But there are still plenty of things to do outside.

Most Recent Articles

Mount Bromo: craters, calderas, clouds and crowds

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

Mount Bromo is a volcanic cliche; a living, breathing geology demonstration. Exhibit A): See that giant, flat-bottomed expanse? That’s the base of a caldera. See the giant peak in the background?...

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Photo post: Mount Bromo at Night

Posted on Jun 16, 2014

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Mount Bromo is nothing if not ridiculously photogenic. It’s an active volcanic cone that sits on the Tengger Caldera, in East Java. In the foreground is the Sand Sea, and...

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Dining in the Dark

Posted on Jun 5, 2014

I take a lot of photos, and occasionally I forget to take the lens cap off and...

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Marina Bay Sands long exposure

Posted on May 21, 2014

Marina Bay Sands has a laser show a few times a night, so I thought I’d...

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An evening at the races in Kranji

Posted on May 19, 2014

I’m not really a huge devotee of horse racing, and I had no intention of...

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Notes from the Underground #NS21/DT11: Newton

Posted on May 16, 2014

Newton is something of a traffic-clogged no-man’s-land between Orchard,...

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Sunset stroll from Woodlands to the Causeway

Posted on May 14, 2014

This slideshow requires JavaScript. I was up by the causeway to do a bit of...

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