Friday, February 8, 2013

+30 to -10

Peter and Eileen have arrived from Singapore. From tropical to sub-zero in six hours. Good to see them. Their arrival coincides with my being engrossed in Singapore: a Biography by Mark Ravinder Frost and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow which documents the city from pre-Raffles to independence and beyond. One can criticise its controlled, conservative conformity and corresponding dull lifestyles, but there's no denying it's a successful, safe, still-thriving city, and with an incredibly absorbing history.

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