Today, Barbara is in Singapore. The name itself is enough to evoke romantic images of Asia, silk and Rudyard Kipling.
In the eighteenth century, Singapore was a disease ridden British colony; a rough island of opium dens and pirates. Today, it is a jungle of glass and concrete, a first-world country in which spitting carries a penalty of up to 1000 Singapore dollars.
Although the city looks European, its flavour is pure Asia. It population is 78% Chinese, 14% Malay, 7% Indian and only 1% “other”. Because of this, Singapore is an excellent gateway for a beginner tourist to pass into Asia.
A fantastic tourist destination. As you've probably guessed, however, Barbara is not there on holiday. Learning Styles are spreading their wings!