The typewriters of Singapore

Early in September I had an opportunity to visit a country I have always been quite fascinated by. While its colonial past seems relatively peaceful, Singapore became a major flashpoint during the Second World War that had huge implications for the region, including Australia. It is an island that shares a waterway with the south…

Shenzhen – The wild frontier no more?

My relationship with Shenzhen dates back a decade or so. I first visited here in the early 2000s which was back before the Chinese Olympics. Back then it was a city that  was exploding almost out of control of the government, and was a pretty wild place. For those who are unfamiliar with Shenzhen, it is…

A little trip to a big city – Hong Kong

  A tram travels along Hennessy Road on the main (Hong Kong) island late in the afternoon. ….somewhere in an office tower. And yes, there will be typewriters. But stay tuned, as I have some truly fascinating corners of this part of the world to tell you about.