Dec 27 — An aunt (from my husband’s side, he’s not Singaporean) came to visit Singapore recently. She took her cohort of grandchildren to Universal Studios last week.
DECEMBER 20 — If you are caught “borrowing” your carefree neighbour’s unsecured wireless Internet, you can end up with a fine of up to $10,000 (RM30,340) or be jailed for up to three years according to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act making for an impressively expensive Facebook status update.
Dec 13 — 38 Oxley Road. This is where the People’s Action Party took shape and where for decades one man chartered the course of our entire nation. More even than the Istana, this is a symbol of political and ideological power — the home of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
DECEMBER 6 — Sterile. This was the most common word I encountered over a three-day trip to the capital of Malaysia. I heard it the first evening I arrived and found myself standing in the corner of the elevator of the very swanky, very popular Troika Sky Dining building in the heart of the city.