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Southern Africa on a budget

March 1, 2017

An astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture, Southern Africa will etch itself on your heart. Most people will immediately think of safaris or impoverished people when ‘Africa’ is mentioned or ask “Is it dangerous?”, but did you know that South Africa is the second largest economy …
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Crossing the South African-Zimbabwean border

January 31, 2017

It has to be one of the longest border crossings I have ever experienced, besides the China-Kazakhstan one. This time, I took an overnight bus from Johannesburg as we headed up north to Beit Bridge to cross the border. Many of my friends had warned me about the horrendous queues, but in order to save …
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Pitstop in Port Elizabeth

January 18, 2017

Most people only know Johannesburg and Cape Town when they think of South Africa, both of which are serviced by direct flights from Singapore. However, this time I decided to venture deeper into South Africa to explore other regions. Port Elizabeth caught my eye because it is a coastal city and also it was holding …
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Cruising Cape Town

April 4, 2015

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. It is the country’s second most populous city and people often mistake it as the capital city. Nestled under the majestic Table mountain and the Victoria waterfront, it makes an exciting destination to visit. Other nearby places include Cape Point which is touted as …
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Testimonial for Warwick in Africa

August 9, 2012

From 14 July to 3 August, a group of 5 NUS students including me went on a voluntary trip to Stellenbosch, South Africa. We spent three weeks there, teaching grade 8-10 Mathematics at a township school, Kayamandi High School. It was our first time on the African continent and we were very excited about it. …
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