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Cat Tales: April 2012

Posted on 30 April 2012 by brett

Brett & Kevin 2008

Brett & Kevin (2008)

Where do we begin? Okay, deep breath. Here we go. April was to be our best travel month to date. We had toured the Villages of Northern Thailand where the local tribes still practice their long-neck traditions for tourists. We finally found children to give our writing books purchased in Luang Prabang, Laos during March. Spontaneously, we booked a flight to the Perhentian Islands at the Northeast Coast of Malaysia. Our idea was to rent a car and drive down the coast to Singapore for a bunch of business meetings. That quickly turned into a flight to Kuala Lumpur, then bus to Melaka, Malaysia for a few days before bussing to Singapore. The plan was super exciting with trips set for Bali, Lombok, Flores, Komodo and the treasured Maluccas “Spice Islands” in Indonesia.

And suddenly with one email on April 17th, life changed forever. Continue Reading

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Singapore: “Island at the End”

Posted on 15 April 2012 by brett

Sir. Stamford Raffles

Sir. Stamford Raffles

Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has grown leaps and bounds at 9% per year. It is now the second largest Asian economy by per capita GDP. The island lies at the southern tip of Malaysia and is super crowded with over 5 million people (1.4 million are non-resident foreigners). This makes Singapore the second most densely populated independent country in the world. The population is multicultural with 74% Chinese, 13% Malay and 9% Indian. English is the national language, although we heard Chinese more often. This diversity infused with a work hard, live healthy lifestyle creates a tremendous energy and buzz. Whether its shopping, exercising, talking technology or constantly eating… Singapore offers an ultra modern version of our New York City. Continue Reading

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