I was pondering Sentosa’s view of Malacca strait, and history of Singapore on the southernmost tip of continental Asia as a break-of-bulk and refueling port, when Georgei came up, a fencing coach from Hungary (who works there).
Sentosa Island, Singapore watching ships, July 2013 MP Renfrew
Strait of Malacca, Singapore map
Sentosa forest with leaf vein design, Singapore
Drilling ship, Singapore coast

We discussed post-Soviet Russia (where he had also worked), women and children, international teaching and living, for a long time.
southernmost tip of continental Asia, Sentosa, Singapore, July 2013

Singapore was a British colony, but I had afternoon tea in a sequence:

Afternoon tea 1 Singapore, July 2, 2013
Scone at Raffles, July 2, 2013, MP Renfrew, Singapore
Palms & Travelers' palms 3, Raffles Singapore, July 2013 MPrenfrew
Travelers' palms 5, Raffles Singapore, July 2013 MPrenfrew
Raffles East India Rooms, Singapore