Beth and I are spending Christmas with our older son and his family in Singapore.  Beth has never been here and I was last here in 2000.  Also, even though I travelled through Singapore a lot in the 1970s and 1980s, I never spent more than a hurried taxi ride through the residential sections of the island.  The visit is therefore a new experience for both of us.  We are appalled at the costs of everything, from housing and schooling through to ice cream and (delicious) bread but the malls, hotels and other structures are fantastic.   Continue Reading »