Lauren S. Power | Lombok: A Story of Traveling Hazards and Happy Times
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Lombok: A Story of Traveling Hazards and Happy Times


“As he started the engine, frantic techno blared from the speakers, seeming completely at odds with the surrounding countryside. His driving kept time with his music as he whipped around cliffs and darted between mules and carts. We felt a surreal foreboding of death from the nodding dachshund, as we looked from our mysterious, silent driver the the uneven dirt road ahead…”  

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Lombok: A Story of Traveling Hazards and Happy Times

By Lauren S. Power

Published in the Singapore American Newspaper in November 2013, page 20-21.

Available in print and online.


I started writing for the Singapore American Newspaper after I moved to Singapore in 2013. The publication is closely supported by the American expat community, but boasts a wide readership among international expats and Singaporeans alike. According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, foreigners made up nearly 40% of the country’s population in 2017 — that’s 2.18 million permanent residents and expatriates!


Published since 1958, the Singapore American Newspaper is one of the most professional and widely-read association newspapers in Singapore. SAN covers a wide variety of topics and is a monthly guide for events, happenings and current affairs in Singapore. The newspaper is written by the community, for the community. Read about the history of SAN here.

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