Final Notes From a Great...

Final Notes From a Great...

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The country’s best-selling author is leaving Singapore. But he didn’t want to leave the island he fell in love with 10 years ago without taking one final, ‘kaypoh’ look around the place before embarking on a farewell tour.

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The country's best-selling author is back. After a decade in Singapore, Neil Humphreys has decide to move on to the land Down Under because he really wanted to spend time living among the world's most poisonous snakes and roo poo. But the British writer didn't want to leave the island he fell in love with 10 years ago without taking one final, 'kaypoh' look around the place. Embarking on a farewell tour from his Toa Payoh home, Humphreys vowed to explore Singapore as he did when he first arrived, on foot and unaware, taking in his favourite places, the 'ulu' haunts, the green spots, the clean parts and the dirty bits; the nation's underbelly and its belly dancers. From Sentosa to Sembawang, Choa Chu Kang to Changi, St John's Island to Johor (he got a bit carried away), Humphreys treks, cycles and even hitchhikes his way across this great island, encountering murderous dogs, dead cats, wild crocodiles, mad cyclists, terrifying transvestites, persistent prostitutes and half-naked ice cream vendors. Humphreys' unique tour take in the glorious countryside of Lim Chu Kang, the serene beaches of Kusu Island, the history of Changi, the pristine public toilets of Raffles Hotel and the mating couples of Mount Faber to prove, once and for all, that there is so much more to Singapore than shopping malls. Honest, insightful and always funny, "Final Notes From a Great Island" is a warm, uplifting tribute to Singapore and every Singaporean (and tourist, employment pass holder and permanent resident for that matter) should read it.

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