Armenians in Singapore

News media across the world have been reporting on this week’s 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire. Turkey still does not recognize this episode as a genocide, but many historians have concluded that more than one million Armenians were killed by the end of World War I. I visited Armenia nearly a … Continue reading

Travel Photos of 2014

I was really fortunate to experience an abundance of travel opportunities in 2014. This year was particularly special because I did something I’ve never done before: circumnavigate the northern hemisphere. I left Amarillo, Texas, in May and kept traveling eastward until I got back in early July. I had a lot of fun seeing old … Continue reading

Singapore’s Kampong Glam Historical District

The Kampong Glam Historical District has been home to Singapore’s Malay and Muslim communities since the 1820’s, and Arab traders have operated here for decades. Today, it offers a mix of local and international cuisine, boutique shopping, artistry, history, and faith. The Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque) dominates this neighborhood’s skyline. It was closed to visitors … Continue reading