Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore

WHEREAS it is the inalienable right of a people to be free and independent. AND WHEREAS Malaysia was established on the 16th day of September, 1963, by a federation of existing states of the Federation of Malaya and the States of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore into one independent and sovereign nation. AND WHEREAS it was […]

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Singapore National Day, Love and National Night

August 9 is Singapore National Day, the celebration of the anniversary of the painful independence from Malaysia in 1965. I say painful because there is every evidence that Singapore wanted to make the union work. Lee Kuan Yew’s obvious distress at the parting of ways with Malaya is plain to see: History is now testimony to […]

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Things to Do in Singapore

Dear reader, we’ve been in Singapore a number of days and have a small list of things that we definitely want to do. But what say you? Here’s the Singapore to-do list which is, I have to say, pretty sparse. What should be added to it? Good suggestions will be added in and every attempt […]

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Arrived in Singapore yesterday with Mrs Ould and the Ouldlets, ready to meet friends, eat lots of food, hang out with family and have a few meetings. I always forget how hot it is. I mean, I know how hot it is but you always forget just how hot. So let’s run this…

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The Fall of Singapore and the Reach of the Gospel

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore [wiki]. I've been fascinated with this pivotal moment of WW2 history since getting to know my now-wife who is from that fantastic island-state. Here's some facts for you: There is no doubt that the Japanese were brutal occupiers. My wife has relatives who can still not […]

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