Tag Archives: The Philippines

Tales of Asia I – Malacca & Manila (Highlights)

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Dear armchair time-travellers, here’s a clip featuring highlights from my talk at the Woodlands Regional Library, Singapore on 18 October 2015. A link to entire talk is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYa3SA8_7HY Be sure to come for my next talk on 25th Oct… details … Continue reading

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The Manila Hotel, Manila

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A Grand American Hotel Manila features on my Grand Tour because of the Manila Hotel, which, in its heyday in the early 19th century, was considered one of the three best hotels in the East, together with the Raffles in … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II – Fabled Opulence… Manila, the Philippines

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“It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.” Jose Rizal, Noli Me Tangere Of Martyrdom and Making-Do It was … Continue reading

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