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Sanjay Surana
Singapore-based writer Sanjay Surana's first travel memory was a flight he took as a five-year-old from London to Mumbai with his three-year old sister, during which he slapped an air stewardess (the pilot later told him off). He has since reformed his ways. Sanjay was raised in London, and has lived in Hong Kong and New York, where he worked for Condé Nast Traveler and also wrote for Time Out New York. He is dying to go to Egypt: He visited when his mother was six-months pregnant with him, so that doesn't count.

Entries by Sanjay Surana

The Sorded Smell of Salesmanship

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 11:25 PM


What's wrong with this picture?

I was recently in India, visiting family, and went into a drug store to pick up some toiletries that I probably didn't need (they are much cheaper in Mumbai than in Singapore, where I live,...

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The Joy of the Unexpected

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 2:17 PM


One of the delights of travel is the people that you meet, people to whom you have no obvious connection, except that for some brief moments you inhabit the same physical space. That's how, on a recent trip to Athens, I...

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A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 4:58 PM


I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year,...

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The Life and Not-So Crazy Times of a Travel Writer

(3) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 11:47 PM


When I read a travel writer's bio, and notice all the wildly offbeat and dangerous things that he or she has done, I wonder to myself, why oh why? Not why did they do those things, though the thought does cross...

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Why Singapore Is Heaven For Cyclists

(3) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 7:00 AM


This morning while riding my bike, I saw the above sign outside my local subway station. "Whoa," I thought to myself, "need to make sure I lock my bike properly from now on."

You see, since moving to Singapore seven months ago, I have...

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10 Cheap Things To Do In Singapore (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 6:00 AM

The planet's richest Chinese-majority country has the third-highest per capita GDP in the world (a GDP that is 22 per cent higher than that of the United States). A generous dollop of that wealth courses through Singapore on February 10, 2013, when the Chinese...

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