22 Jun '11, 9pm

Mother City: by Sandip Hor [email protected] "I AM in love with Cape Town," remarked a young Singaporean s...

"I AM in love with Cape Town," remarked a young Singaporean sharing the table with me at a busy cafe in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a trendy area flanked by the ocean on one side and a breathtaking view of Table Mountain on the other. "I wish I could live here forever." I don't blame her. There aren't many places on Earth where you can trek up the mountains, chill out on the beach (penguins are optional), come face to face with rhinos and lions in a safari, and sip the finest sauvignon blanc at a lush vineyard - all in the same day. But that's exactly the life here on the rugged tail end of the African continent, pounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and cradled at the footsteps of the iconic Table Mountain. South Africa's oldest metropolis is nicknamed "Mother City". Legend has it that back in the 1930s, the local newspaper reported that Cape Town was the only cit...

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