This post picks up from when we left England in early October and headed back to Singapore, our country of residence for 15 years whilst en route to our house in Koh Samui Thailand.
Landing back in Singapore was a bitter sweet experience. It really did feel like coming home, but at the same time we had none of the old anxieties we used to experience, i.e the back to work, back to school, back to piles of mail and bills B/S that used to face us upon our return. Instead we had a totally calm feel; that of a tourist, but with the knowledge of exactly how the country runs and operates.
However, the bitter side of the deal was the dreadful haze that enveloped the island and had done for almost 2 months by this point. Each year the horrific burning of Rain and Peat forest in Indonesia causes a dense thick cloud of smog which covers Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in toxic fumes. This is not a new problem, it has been happening for decades and is going mainly un-noticed by mainstream media who seem to be too interested in what Kim Kardashian has squeezed into or what Donald Trump is spouting on about. It’s a global issue that needs to be addressed and those in charge and responsible for it need to be exposed and brought to justice. Luckily for us Han Solo gives a shit and is trying to do something about it!