Monthly Archives: May 2010

Singapore 28th in Quality of Living Survey 2010

Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings for 2010 are out and Singapore tops Asian cities which is not surprising as the top thing that comes to my mind is that we have a very low crime rate and this survey applies … Continue reading

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Image of Orchard Road in 1900s

It blows my mind that this was Orchard Road. It used to have nutmeg orchards and pepper farms and I guess that’s how it got the name. Today it’s our shopping belt and filled with luxury shops flocked by both … Continue reading

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Singapore on World Top 10 Lists

I was curious to see if our tiny island would feature among any of the top 10 lists on Listverse (a fabulous website with all kinds of top 10 lists….and I do love lists) We’re numero uno for the Top … Continue reading

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Smoking Toddler Ardi Rizal

I’m posting a follow-up about the story of the 2 year old smoking baby who has touched many hearts.  He is just the cutest little boy ever. It seems that the government is intervening now, but I wonder how they … Continue reading

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#27. Chinese Dough Fritters

Ask for butterfly wings and you’ll get this delightful chinese sweet pastry. Don’t you agree that it’s shaped like a butterfly? It’s dough thats deep-fried and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Believe me it’s deep-fried and oily, but oh so chewy … Continue reading

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Chinatown – Eyebrow Embroidery and Size XXXXXXXL

As I was walking by this store I just had to snap a photo of a hideous black embroidered blouse. This is what is known in Singlish as clothes that are ‘Obiang’. Pronounced ‘Oh-be-yang’ it’s what we would never be … Continue reading

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Horn Combs and Feng Shui Masters

I walked around the air-conditioned Handicraft Centre in Chinatown during the weekend. It was good to beat the heat outside and Chinatown is never boring. There is always something quirky and old school, that catches my eye. I spotted a … Continue reading

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Charming Architecture at Joo Chiat

I adore the buildings at this corner of Joo Chiat, an area in the East of Singapore.  The striking red building houses a museum while the tudor style white and black one houses a quaint restaurant.  They are reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Mandarin Gallery and its Crazy Prices

The designer T-shirts at Bathing Ape (Japanese brand) cost a whopping $119 Singapore dollars. I wouldn’t pay more than $25 Singapore dollars for a T-shirt so this is exorbitant to me. Some may call me cheap, but I think a … Continue reading

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Modern Facade of the New Mandarin Gallery

The new luxury place called Mandarin/Gallery is just in front of the hotel called Mandarin Orchard. I prefer old buildings, but I have to admit this place looks very sophisticated and quite different from the other malls. When we popped … Continue reading

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