Entries from 'Singapore'

a few pics from that last big trip: Singapore

here are a few photos from our stop-over in Singapore last December…. (such a long time ago, but I still wanted to put them up here. after all, this is where it all started ) I’m trying to remember what we did in what seems like a lifetime ago: – I was fascinated by the…

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Sunset Saturday XXVII

The view of the evening sky from our balcony in Teresaville, Singapore. We were staying on the 10th floor and could see the back of Mount Faber from there as well as a whole lot of other high-rise buildings, a motorway and the communal pool of our condo. It’s been almost two years now, and…

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Sunset Saturday III

This picture was taken on my birthday 2 years ago. We met at Vivo City and went to Sentosa Island after work. From the train you could see the oil refineries in the distance with their gigantic cranes towering over the horizon. Because of all the buildings, trees and ships, you could never actually see…

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Goodbye Singapore: It’s time for continent-change

After some amazing months working in Asia and experiencing the Asian way of living, working and having fun life speeds up again. Last week I was offered a great job-opportunity at the German Development Cooperation/GTZ in the SADC-region, that I was writing my diploma-thesis about, and I decided taking this chance immediatly. It was a…

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Tropical X-Mas Party

The other night, we had a little party at our place.It was the perfect chance for an early X-mas celebration and to say good bye to everyone before I leave.We put up some Christmas decorations, lights and even a fake X-mas tree! For a touch of ‘real’ German Christmas, we also made some “Feuerzangenbowle”: Hot…

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Weekend Afternoons

I like lazing around in comfy chairs under fans slowly moving the warm tropical outdoor air. I like reading magazines about this and that, chatting about life and the world, watching other people. I like sipping my cappuccino, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the ever-busy mall. I like spending my weekend afternoons here….

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cheer-up jazz

I had an awful day in the office and desperately needed some distraction luckily we found a jazz place in the citywhere they played great music all evening while I took these random pictures also on the menu was some satisfying dinner and a lot of conversation with my favorite person ;) (pictures edited with…

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Friday Night in the Big City

So we went for a night out, one of the things we don’t do too often(too much travel, too tired, too few interesting places to go,…) it was actually a lot of fun and I was particularly happybecause there was some Champagne involved – hurra! all this in a cool bar atmospherewith a view from…

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Operation “Singapore Expat” sucessful

After signing an official “9-to-5” working contract I applied almost two months ago for the so-called “Employment Pass” in Singapore, that would allow me officially to work and live in the country after I had only visitors visa so far. But it took me four visits to the famous “Ministry of Manpower” and even one…

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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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Magic days in “down-under”

After Vietnam I still had enough time before I finally entered “working life” again and so Susi and me decided to use the chance to escape from Singapore-island to another island: “down under”, “Aussie-Land”, “Terra incognito” or simply Australia. As we had only two weeks we decided to go for Sydney, Tasmania and Melbourne and…

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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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Relaxed Holidays in Germany

After heading back to Germany I experienced three magnificient weeks of holidays in my home-country. First I had 31 hours of birthday because of time-shifts and celebrate my 30th birthday on two continents with a great party and lot of great friends in the “1a Lauschgift” in Berlin. Afterwards I was touring through Germany; starting…

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Master-thesis was sucessfully handed in!

After three months of field-research in Southern Africa with the GTZ in Botswana and trips to South Africa, Mozambique and Tansania and afterwards one month writing my master-thesis in Singapore I finally handed in this “masterpiece” yesterday to my university in Berlin. The thesis elaborates before the background of transboundary water-management in the SADC region…

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Three days to go until master-thesis is finished!

It is getting damn close now! Only three more days and I have to deliver my master-thesis to the University of Berlin while almost finishing my whole university-life. I only have to attend two vocal exams in June and then I would be done. As I had three months of field-research in Southern Africa I…

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