Singapore

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The flag of Singapore consists of two equal horizontal red over white stripes.  The red stripe represents the purity and virtue of its people while the red stripe represents universal brotherhood.  Within the red stripe is a white crescent symbolic of Singapore as a new nation and the five stars symbolize the nation’s ideals of democracy, equality, justice,Read more

Why I Owe My Travel Itch to James Bond

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Believe it or not, I remember when there were no computers or video games, much less the internet.  I remember a time when kids actually played outdoors–we explored the woods and built forts, we played in the direct sunlight all day with no sunscreen, we played basketball, baseball, football, soccer (the other football), and anythingRead more

Hong Kong

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The flag of Hong Kong features the indigenous Bauhinia orchid flower on a red background.  Red symbolizes its Chinese culture and the link to China as an autonomous ‘special administrative region’ of the PRC.  The white orchid flower (the actual flower is pinkish-purple) symbolizes the peace and harmony between the PRC of Hong Kong withRead more