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Entrance to Changi Museum and Chapel, Singapore
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The Changi Gaol, Singapore, a World War II horror

War; always tragic and horrific. Creating desolation, carnage and destruction. Causing immense suffering, misery and loss, destroying and changing lives forever. Singapore during World War II was thought to be an impregnable fortress. When it fell to Japan on February …

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Dubai, the western city in the desert

Dubai, a large, vibrant, metropolis with ribbons of traffic clogging the roads in every direction. Palm trees and mosques, peppered in amongst the towering skyscrapers. Opulent shopping malls complete with indoor aquariums, ice rinks, ski runs and luxury hotels. Throughout …

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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul. Turkey
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The magical city of Istanbul

Istanbul, mystical and wondrous, nestled on the Bosphorus in the very centre of the world. A vibrant, exciting city where the cultures of East and West, Asia and Europe, literally collide. Wander its narrow, cobbled streets and let the treasures …

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Magnesia, the Roman Stadium near Selcuk Turkey
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Amongst the fig and olive trees, Magnesia and Priene, Turkey

We veered the car off the main road to find ourselves bumping slowly along a dusty, track leading to seemingly nowhere. Either side of us were an abundance of fig trees, their branches hung low, heavy with what looked like …

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View over Basilica of St John near Ephesus,Turkey
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Cleopatra, Mary, John and Paul, biblical icons in Ephesus?

Did these people really walk where I am standing? Cleopatra, Marc Anthony, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, John the Apostle, Saint Paul? Did they live here, on these same lush hillsides, amidst the olive groves and fig trees? Did they feel …

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Terrace Houses of Ephesus, Turkey
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Life in The Terrace houses of Ephesus

The Terrace House of Ephesus are beautiful, stylish villa set on 4 levels, set around a spacious, el fresco courtyard where the sunlight dapples upon the hand laid marble floors. The stunning and dramatic vaulted entrance hall leads to a …

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The Celsus Library of Ephesus, Turkey
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Walking with the Romans….. in Ephesus

Close your eyes, be quite still, concentrate hard and listen carefully……. Then conjure up the sounds of Ephesus, the clattering rumble of chariot wheels passing along the marble paved street just inches from your toes. The occasional crack of a whip …

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Singapore, a city of contrasts

Singapore, a sophisticated, dazzling metropolis in South East Asia; a cultural melting pot nestled at the tip of Malaysia. Its’ strategic position makes it one of the world’s busiest and most successful ports. Singapore’s location, thriving economy and wealth has …

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