Monthly Archives: October 2014

Another Recess

Taking a break from writing. Back in another week.

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Stock market indices 17 October 2014

Major stock indices lost ground this October month. On Thursday, the Straits Times Index (STI) gave up all the gains made so far in the year. The following table shows the indices from start of this year to 17 October … Continue reading

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STI fell below 3,167.43

We started the year with STI at 3,167.43 points. Today at the close, it fell below that at 3.154.21 (Source: SGX at 5.13 pm). STI lost what was gained in the year.

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Travel to Taiwan in October 2014

At $290 per person, three of us flew to Taiwan on TigerAir. With accommodation at S$110 per night, we spent our time in Taipei and Taichung over 8 days and 7 nights. Travel was limited to Taiwan Rail, Metro (their … Continue reading

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Return from a city of messiness or the enterprising – contrasting cities

Taipei residents accept a bit of messiness in their lives. They strive on individual freedom than to be straitjacketed. Let me give some examples. In a busy tourist attraction, a small group of people stood in a corner and started … Continue reading

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Tales of two cities – Taichung and Taipei

Taichung (central part of Taiwan) is so different from Taipei (northern part of Taiwan). Taichung city is the third largest city while Taipei was the biggest. On stepping into Taipei after leaving Taichung, I felt the crush of people, both … Continue reading

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Recess time

Giving myself a break from writing. Thanks for visiting.

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