March 2014

Touring the Tiger Brewery in Singapore

March 31, 2014

We wanted to tour the Tiger Brewery during our visit to Singapore, but discovered that the brewery is located in an industrial area on the western end of the island not near an MRT station. While it is possible to reach the brewery from downtown Singapore using a combination of the subway and buses, we […]

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A Little Walk Through Little India with The Original Singapore Walks

March 27, 2014

We are exploring Singapore this week and decided to take the Dhobis, Saris and a Spot of Curryâ„¢ – A Little India Walk walking tour with The Original Singapore Walks. We had previously taken some walks with this same company three years ago when we visited Singapore, and had found them interesting and informative on different neighborhoods in […]

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A Look Inside the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel

March 26, 2014

During our recent trip to Singapore on Air China we arrived into Beijing Airport just before 4:00 am and had an 11-hour layover. With no desire to kill time during the wee hours of the morning we looked into nearby hotels, and found that the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport was close to the airport, offered […]

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11 Hours in Beijing, China with the 72-Hour Visa-Free Stay Program

March 25, 2014

We traveled to Singapore from Houston on Air China this week.  Our flight itinerary included an 11-hour layover in the Beijing airport, arriving at 3:47 am in the morning. Rather than sit around an airport after a 15-hour flight, we took advantage of China’s 72-hour visa-free transit stay program that was introduced in 2013. China’s 72-hour […]

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