Monthly Archives: January 2011

Singapore’s Chinatown: Just Before Chinese New Year

I love that it’s been raining and raining. The temperature feels just perfect to me, at around 26 degrees celsius. I wish it could stay like this forever! Although (being too picky now) I would like a little sunshine once … Continue reading

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Trip to JB for Chinese New Year Cheer and No Bak Kwa

Made a short trip across the causeway to Johor Bahru (most Singaporeans just refer to it as JB) in Malaysia and was impressed at the vast improvements in the roads that have been repaved. No more potholes! The nearest mall, … Continue reading

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CNY 2011 At ION, Wisma and Takashimaya, & New Eateries

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Chinese New Year Food Fair at Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya)

It was lively and crowded at Ngee Ann City (where department store Takashimaya is) and you could feel that Chinese New Year’s approaching. The Fair is on till 1 February, so hurry there if you want to buy your cookies … Continue reading

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Osaka Town at Raffles City (Okos)

I was disappointed by the meal at Raffles City too.  Maybe now that I have tasted really high quality Japanese food, I just can’t go back. (A bit like how Italy ruined Italian food for blogger and world traveller, Hart) … Continue reading

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Kyoto Tonkotsu Ramen: Men-ichi at Northpoint

I wanted to enjoy this meal. I really did. But the ramen broth had the strongest taste of bamboo. I ordered the mini tonkotsu ramen. As you know, bamboo is on my list of foods I don’t care for. But … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2011: Northpoint – Mall Linked to Yishun MRT

Northpoint is another old mall, but this one has been refurbished. There’s even a Wendy’s here now. The most interesting aspect of the Chinese New Year decorations was the Zodiac chart with fortunes for the year of the rabbit. To … Continue reading

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Sun Plaza in Sembawang

This is a little run down mall in Sembawang with a cheery name – Sun Plaza. No wonder it’s interior is painted yellow. It’s really old and I always worry that I will get stuck in the lift. It’s a … Continue reading

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Amban the Gorilla Walks Upright, Just Like a Human

Read this amazing story on Yahoo Singapore. Amban the british gorilla that walks like a person, is the latest video to go viral. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvhGpwOxK-I]

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So that Myth About not Using the Phone during a Lightning Storm is true?

Sometimes when I am at home and the rain is coming down heavy outside and you see multiple flashes of lightning seemingly entering through the window, my neurotic self wonders if you could be struck my lightning while indoors. Well … Continue reading

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