Friday, April 15, 2005

LKY's Tears

August 09, 1965 -- The day when Singapore gained independence. We broke away from Malaysia and became a Republican island. Kudos to Mr Lee Kuan Yew for his magical foresight.

But, why did Mr K.Y. Lee cry that fateful day? Were they tears of joy... or tears of sadness?

Monday, April 11, 2005

Discoveries made in Batam

April 09, 2005 (Saturday, Sunny) -- Was in Batam today for 7 hours. It almost didn't feel like I was away in another country! The ferry ride was under an hour!

3 things I discovered during my short stay there:

  1. Batam is able to receive ONE and only one Singapore radio station... and believe it or not... it's Dong Li 88.3! Loud and clear! Boy, am I impressed or what?!
  2. The local housing structures reminded me of Lego - colourful! Very cartoony. Cute!
  3. Batam Mall, the supposedly largest shopping mall, is smaller than Mustafa Centre!

What would life of a shopaholic like me be if I were to stay there long-term?