Monthly Archives: June 2012

Manhattan In 12 Streets

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Alright, I admit it. I’m totally workaholic, even though I don’t have a full-time job. Not quite yet.  I’ve been squirrelling away like a squirrel in my little squirrel-hole here in New York, on yet another insane project for this … Continue reading

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I think I have an answer… to this question of Home

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Ok, so… I’m about to head back to New York in two days time and I think I’ve got the whole thing figured out… this question of Home, that is. And for starters, well… I don’t think Home is just … Continue reading

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Penang: A Stroll Through Colonial Georgetown

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Georgetown, Penang is a quaint little gem of a town. Founded in 1786 and named after Britain’s King George III, it is quite possibly the best-preserved example of a British colonial town in Asia.  It is also easily taken in … Continue reading

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The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

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The Oldest One Standing The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, or the E & O, as it is more familiarly known to Penangites, was one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia – a grand hotel in the European … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour I – Straits Splendour… Penang, Malaysia

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“Neither the mainland nor the adjacent islands attracted any interest in this country till the East India Company acquired Pinang in 1775, Province Wellesley in 1798, Singapore in 1823, and Malacca in 1824. These small but important colonies were consolidated … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour – A Year in the Colonial Cities and Grand Hotels of Southeast Asia

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Alright, it’s probably time to admit that I’m going to be in Singapore for extensive periods of time this year (in between returning to NYC). And so I thought I’d get on with my new series – something I’ve always … Continue reading

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Being Here, Craving for “Normal” There

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Alright, I’m fed up. It’s simply too hard, this flying epic distances to enjoy a few precious weeks of domesticity. I’ve been homeless and placeless these past two years now. And there’s little sign that this state of being is … Continue reading

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