Walking to Singapore

Southeast Asia, outside Singapore. It is one of life's little frustrations that you learn to live with. Tonight it was a blessing! Under cover of darkness, we bolted for the door! No one saw us again until breakfast.

Author: Britt Bunyard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059500086X

Category: Travel

Page: 492

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[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!] Southeast Asia is a world filled with mystery and intrigue, and one that doesn't give up its secrets easily—as the author and his wife soon found out! Walking To Singapore is an often hilarious, but always informative look at the daily lives and disparate cultures of the region, and provides insight into the history of the region, the best (and most bizarre) foods, even religious temple etiquette. The book celebrates the beauty of Southeast Asia: swimming with sea turtles in Malaysia, seeing the sunrise from the rim of a smoking volcano, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and watching wild orangutans waking at sunrise in Borneo. The author's adventures also take them to some of the most magnificent historical and archaeological wonders of the world such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Burma's city of 4,000 temples at Bagan, and the magnificent Buddhist and Hindu monuments of Borobudor in Indonesia. Helpful as a guide to budget travel in Southeast Asia—for about $10 per day!—Walking To Singapore also recounts some of the difficulties and downright danger that await—from an all night journey along the Road to Mandalay in Burma, to leeches in Sumatra, to grenade attacks in Phnom Penh!

A Walking Tour Singapore 5th Edition

National Library Board, Singapore CataloguinginPublication Data Names: Byrne Bracken, G. (Gregory) Title: Singapore : a walking tour / Gregory Byrne Bracken. Description: Fifth edition. | Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, ...

Author: Gregory Bryne Bracken

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814751464

Category: Travel

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A Walking Tour Singapore Sixth Edition Sketches of the city s architectural treasures

Title: Singapore : A walking tour : Sketches of the country's architectural treasures... Journey through Singapore's urban landscape / Gregory Byrne Bracken. Description: Sixth edition. | Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, ...

Author: Gregory Bracken

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814974005

Category: Travel

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With its cutting-edge skyscrapers standing cheek to cheek with traditional Chinese shophouses, picturesque mosques, and neoclassical edifices of its colonial past, Singapore is a traveler’s dream, a richly stimulating blend of East and West, old and new. What’s more, Singapore’s compact layout makes it simply ideal for exploring on foot. Let author Gregory Bracken show you the best walking routes through the city via his vivid drawings of Singapore’s myriad sights – from its iconic landmarks to hidden gems – accompanied by insightful commentary and practical information for the visitor. This revised and updated sixth edition of A Walking Tour Singapore features new illustrations and updated itineraries designed to lead you to the very heart of this complex and ever-changing city.

A Walking Tour Singapore 4th Edition Sketches of the city s architectural treasures

Singapore : a walking tour / Gregory Byrne Bracken. – Fourth edition. –Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, [2014] pages cm Includes index. ISBN:9789814516044 (paperback) eISBN: 978 981 4516 96 9 1. WalkingSingapore – Guidebooks.

Author: Gregory Byrne Bracken

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814516961

Category: Travel

Page: 159

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Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with towering skyscrapers and state-of-the-art building technology. Nestled within its modern built environment are vestiges of its British colonial past and its cultural history. From its spanking new waterfront to its quaint shophouses and from its temples to its mosques and churches, Singapore is as multifarious architecturally as it is culturally. Architect G. Byrne Bracken captures with his sketches the unique diversity that defines Singapore. Covering favourite places such as Chinatown, the Civic District, Orchard Road and Kampong Gelam, this charming sketch-cum-guidebook will enrich your appreciation of Singapore through its distinctive urban landscape. In this 4th edition: 14 new illustrations, including the spectacular Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum and ION Orchard; refined walking routes; and fully updated information on all the latest developments in this fast-changing metropolis. Dr Gregory Byrne Bracken loves to walk, which he does all across the world. Apart from travelling, he has also lived and worked in London, Paris, Berlin, Bangkok and Singapore. Now based in the Netherlands, where he is an assistant professor of architecture at the Technical University of Delft, Gregory is a well-respected expert on the cities of East and Southeast Asia.

Walking on Flowers in Singapore

BL1226 192 T5 B 3 Walking on Flowers in Singapore : A Hindu Festival Cycle . Walking on flowers is walking on fire , and the metaphor refers to the festival of timiti , or " firewalking , " as it is celebrated by the South Indian Hindus ...

Author: Lawrence A. Babb

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Category: Singapore

Page: 46

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Insight Guides City Guide Singapore Travel Guide eBook

Singapore's streets are safe, and although it's generally hot and humid, the covered walkways lining many streets can make walking pleasant and also protect you from the sun and the occasional downpour. A permanent Heritage Trail has ...

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1786716747

Category: Travel

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The tropical city-state of Singapore may be small, but it packs a punch with a wealth of dazzling modern attractions, while also being a unique melting pot of Asian and Western influences. Inside Insight City Guide Singapore:A fully-overhauled edition by our expert Singapore author.Stunning photography that brings this vibrant city and its people to life. Highlights of the city's top attractions, from ethnic neighbourhoods such as Little India and Kampung Glam to the unique wonders of Gardens by the Bay and Singapore's Night Safari.Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city from the colonial Civic District to the beaches and theme parks of Sentosa.A comprehensive Travel Tips section includes all the practical information you will need for your trip.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Singapore Street Names A Study of Toponymics

Bogaars, G E (1982), 'The effect of opening the Suez Canal on the trade and development of Singapore', in M Sheppard (ed), Singapore 150 Years, Singapore: Times Books International, 220-64. Bracken, G B (2011), A Walking Tour: Singapore ...

Author: Victor R Savage

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814484741

Category: History

Page: 434

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The definitive guide to place names in Singapore. Place names tell us much about a country – its history, its landscape, its people, its aspirations, its self-image. The study of place names, ‘toponymics’, unlocks the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark. In Singapore, the coexistence of various races, cultures and languages, as well as its history of colonisation, immigration and nationalism, have given rise to a complex tapestry of place names. Alkaff Quay, Coleman Bridge, Ann Siang Hill, Bukit Merah – how did these places get their names? Nee Soon or Yishun? Serangoon Road or Tekka? First published in 2003 as Toponymics, this updated and expanded edition of the book incorporates a wealth of new findings, from archival research and interviews, and sets out to answer these questions – and any question that might be asked about the origin, meaning or significance of place names in Singapore

Singapore Business

He switched to walking , and even took part in the Sunday Times / Shin Min Big Walk in 1989 . Mr Ling also plays golf twice a week , and this allows him to do what he calls heavy walking – he pulls his caddy cart along during every four ...

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Walking to Singapore

[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore.

Author: Britt A. Bunyard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469772981

Category: Travel

Page: 492

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[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!] Southeast Asia is a world filled with mystery and intrigue, and one that doesn't give up its secrets easily—as the author and his wife soon found out! Walking To Singapore is an often hilarious, but always informative look at the daily lives and disparate cultures of the region, and provides insight into the history of the region, the best (and most bizarre) foods, even religious temple etiquette. The book celebrates the beauty of Southeast Asia: swimming with sea turtles in Malaysia, seeing the sunrise from the rim of a smoking volcano, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and watching wild orangutans waking at sunrise in Borneo. The author's adventures also take them to some of the most magnificent historical and archaeological wonders of the world such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Burma's city of 4,000 temples at Bagan, and the magnificent Buddhist and Hindu monuments of Borobudor in Indonesia. Helpful as a guide to budget travel in Southeast Asia—for about $10 per day!—Walking To Singapore also recounts some of the difficulties and downright danger that await—from an all night journey along the Road to Mandalay in Burma, to leeches in Sumatra, to grenade attacks in Phnom Penh!

Walking Tours

This book provides well-planned trails that include historical places, tips for eating local food, and markets for shopping souvenirs. Did you rush to reach that walking tour starting point? The walking tours are full during your stay?

Author: Foxy Guides

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Page: 50

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Love to explore the cities on foot and public transport? Like to get immersed in local history? Eating local food is one of your favorite travel experiences? Want to know what souvenirs to shop for? This book provides well-planned trails that include historical places, tips for eating local food, and where to shop for souvenirs.Did you rush to reach that walking tour starting point? Tours are full during your stay? Not able to find a tour in your language? Not enough eating options on the tour? Using this book you can explore the city by yourself at your own pace and your time of convenience. There is enough time to take the pictures you wanted. There are many suggestions to eat at hawker centers as well as dine in the restaurants. Eating suggestions include different cuisines and some vegan suggestions too.The authors themselves love to take walking tours. The guide has been prepared after trying the walking trails many times during different times and seasons. An effort has been made to include a variety of info considering the varied food habits and shopping habits.Explore Singapore using 3 trails in Chinatown and Little India neighborhoods. Find how Singapore transformed from a small fishing village 200 years back to the multicultural city of today. Understand the different communities and their culture in Singapore. Savor some local food and shop for souvenirs.