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Image accompanying a poem written in Singapore in 1976 and inspired by one of the newly built skyscrapers there
Singapore

Joyce Parkes   apartments wide and tall — cocoons. A sauntering citizen may call Yojan globes a spider’s web. Selections claim to ...
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How the Polar Bears in Singapore Zoo Turned Green
How the Polar Bears in Singapore Zoo Turned Green

Now pay attention because this is the best story.  One hot and sticky night in Singapore, the last human visitors had left the famous Night Safari and all the animals were awake.  Petite tarsiers munched ferociously on fresh grasshoppers.  Plump capybaras scurried about their enclosure making sure that the wolves next door had not found a way through. And occasionally the terrifying saw-tooth roar of the Malayan tiger ripped through the black night and crossed McRitchie Reservoir to chill the blood of Singaporeans eating dinner in open-air food courts. ...
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Why Chewing Gum Is Not Allowed In Singapore
Why Chewing Gum Is Banned In Singapore

Not so long ago, Singapore was the chewing gum center of the world.  More gum was produced in Singapore than anywhere else, and Singaporeans chewed their way through more of the stuff than any other nation.  The situation was pretty crazy.  People chewed gum at work.  People chewed gum at home.  Many people went to sleep chewing gum.  Children and adults chewed.  Most of the animals in the zoo chewed.  Chewing gum was even a major ingredient in Singaporean cooking. ...
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