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Sunday, August 17, 2008
Aloha! We're back!

Sharon and I went to the "Singapore in America", Hawaii. We enjoyed the sun, the sand and the sea.

In case you're wondering, i gave Hawaii this label haha. I think there are a number of reasons why I gave this label.

FIrstly, we found some "hawker" stalls that sell Singapore food. You should have seen Sharon's expressions when she got her hands on a bowl of spicy hot prawn noodles! +1

And then she ordered a packet of Char Kway Teow. +1! Both dishes weren't 100%, but at least 80-90% authentic enough for the two of us!

The weather was pretty warm, in the low 30s i think. It's obviously not as humid as Singapore but hot enough. +1.

We did a day tour, and our tour guide, Pedro, told us about the high property prices and the different ownership rights. The cheapest flats for about 400,000 USD, with typical flats over 500,000 and most over millions, hmm.. that sounds a bit like Singapore too. +1

The high standard of living and the fact that most families will take 2-3 generations to totally own their house... +1

One of my friends just said that these are common across most developed nations, and that we just plainly missed Singapore. Maybe so huh?

Will be uploading a bunch of photos and resume our blogging this week.

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