Monthly Archives: August 2018

“Elephants Can Remember” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1972. Elephants can Remember was the second last book in the Hercule Poirot series written by Agatha Christie in her later years. Some ten – twelve years ago, the father and … Continue reading

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DBS 50th Anniversary Promotional Sales Charge on Unit Trusts

When you buy unit trusts on-line from DBS/POSB websites, investors pay 0.5% promotional sales charge. This promotion sales charge is for period 22 July to 19 August 2018. Terms and conditions apply. See bank’s on-line web pages. This limited period … Continue reading

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Temple visits at Kunming, Lijiang and Dali (昆明/丽江/大理朝圣) – 30 July to 5 August 2018

Dali 大理is predominantly a Buddhist county with 80-90% having Buddhist faith. It is a place inhabited mainly by minority group Bai tripe 白族. Dali sits on the border to Myanmar, and along the ancient Silk Road to India, Nepal, Bhutan. … Continue reading

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Itinerary at Lijiang 丽江 – 31 July to 3 August 2018

Lijiang 丽江 sits at elevation of 2,400 metres above sea level. Lijiang Old Town 丽江古城 is part of the Ancient Tea Horse Route where traders passed by some 400 years ago. It is striving and full of tourists. Look out … Continue reading

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“Mrs McGinty’s Dead” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1952. Mrs McGinty went to homes to help clean the houses in a small village of Broadhinny. She was hacked to death on her head and a suspect James Bentley was … Continue reading

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What make one a Singaporean?

A trivial look at ourselves, some light-hearted idiosyncrasies on this National Day. No offence if you are one of them. We are Singaporeans after all! Do not mind queuing up for good food or that cup of bubble milk tea … Continue reading

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Trip to Kunming, Lijiang and Dali (昆明,丽江,大理) – 30 July to 5 August 2018

Kunming, Lijiang and Dali (昆明,丽江,大理) are part of Yunnan province (云南). Kunming is the capital of Yunnan and international flights reach Kunming for travel within Yunnan. A group of ten spent 7 days and 6 nights on a packaged tour. … Continue reading

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