Entries from 'Asia'

My adventures in FU university newsletter

It´s been already two years since I finally handed my diploma-thesis and managed to get my exam – 24 months of great work and life experiences abroad in Asia and now in Southern Africa. And during this time I realised how much I owe my motivation and experiences from non-formal education but especially how much…

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Myanmar adventure: Media and Hope

After I finally socialised with Singapore and my new beloved home in Southeast-Asia and thought I will get bored soon the “Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association” invited me from 20th until 24th July to a training-course for young journalists from private and state-owned media. That invitation was totally exeptional as Myanmar was not inviting any…

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Working for ASEAN and Asia media-projects

After so many years as freelancer and my own boss working for NGOs and governmental institutions, I am finally also caught up in an office-job for the next months. Due to a lot of great coincidence I started to work for the “Office of Regional Cooperation in Asia” of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) here in Singapur….

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Once in a lifetime-experiences in Vietnam

A lot of my friends always told me: You have to visit Vietnam, it is the magical Asian country, where you get lost in history, society and the best landscape ever. And after staying ten days in this amazing country I have to say – it’s alsolutly true! Hanoi and Saigon might be some normal…

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Same, Same but Different

The days in Vietnam are passing by and it seems that I stay already for weeks in this magnificient country between Saigon and Hanoi. After experiencing the tinny but amazing effective Cu Chi-tunnels in Saigon we went up for snorckeling in Nha Trang and further on to Hoi An, which is an amazing mixture of…

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Back in socialism: Vietnam

Only after receiving my visa from the Vietnamese embassy in Singapore I realized, that socialism is still living and that Vietnam is still a socialistic republic. A lot of rememberances from my childhood came back and I hoped to see a great country – and after four days travelling from Saigon to Hanoi I am…

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Kuala Lumpur or Singapore?

After arriving back to Singapore without any university-pressure nor any other voluntary engagement I started to look seriously into job-offers, specially in governance and media in the region. As there were not so many opportunities I was more than lucky to receive different offers and went last week even to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (see…

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Heaven found in Malaysia!

After finishing as well the Englis translation of my thesis Susi and me took the chance to explore Malaysia and decided for an amazing island in the South China Sea, near Mersing: Pulau Rawa. That was an excellent decision, better than any bustours with grannys to Malaka. After arriving with the bus from Singapore we…

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Experience the kingdom: Brunei

As the majority of Singapore people are Chinese the Chinese New Year closed here everything for some days and so we took the chance and went to Brunei, a small kingdom on the Borneo island which is famous for its rich oil-reserves and absolut monarchy. Only about 380.000 people living in this kingdom on an…

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