By Gary Singh With a perfect final brush stroke, my version of the Fritz Musictour concludes at the Ramones Museum — the world’s only museum solely dedicated to the legendary New York punk band. Located on a nondescript side street in Berlin Mitte, the collection of 300+ artifacts resulted from the obsessions of Florian Hayler, […]
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El Salvador: Serenity, Chaos and Romance By Gary Singh The route snaking its way up to the Boquerón crater in El Salvador, atop the famous San Salvador volcano, is now made of asphalt. These days, restaurants and gated mansions flank the paved road on both sides, but it didn’t use to be this way. During […]
Observatories atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island. Photos by Gary Singh. By Gary Singh On the Island of Hawai’i, also known as the Big Island, the Mauna Kea Access Road slithers its way past the visitor’s station and up to a dozen observatories at 13,790 feet above sea level. Fourteen of us are comfortably […]
Düsseldorf, Old and New By Gary Singh “Eighty percent of Düsseldorf was destroyed during the war,” explains Renate Morton as she escorts me through a supreme navigation of the city streets. A tiny firecracker of a personality, Morten says she’s been around for a long time. Although she spent years living in both England and […]
Berlin: Gary Singh takes a music tour of Berlin and visits the haunts of rock & roll legends like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and the Ramones.
By Gary Singh A dozen musicians sit in a semicircle on the outdoor stage, each one playing the kompang, a Malaysian hand-drum. Backed by synthesizers and a western trap set, they run through a repertoire including traditional Malay folk songs, Middle Eastern music and even Dean Martin covers. A woman clad in traditional Muslim attire […]