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Blogging about life in Singapore helps me survive the mid-life crisis

Kok Kee’s New Location: Our Favourite Wan Tan Mee

Whenever I travel for long periods out of Singapore, the first thing I crave for is not Hokkien Mee (like my sister) but Wan Tan Mee. And we suspect that the Kok Kee Wan Tan Mee probably has quite a … Continue reading

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Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Diet, Exercise & Daily Routine

I am beyond fascinated by Lee Kuan Yew’s diet, exercise and daily routine as I am keen to learn from someone who had a long life and paid keen attention to his health, with much diligence. I had no clue … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Back to The Coffee Daily for Rainbow cake. I’ve always found the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to be very sad. I associate it with losing someone but perhaps there is a bright side and you can find them at … Continue reading

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This Week

It’s been an emotionally draining week. I have been more touched than I ever thought I would be. Even now after the national week of mourning is over, you somehow don’t feel the same. I have a greater sense of … Continue reading

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Singapore Today: People Paying Respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Saw the Singapore flag at half mast at a mosque at Jalan Eunos. Moving scenes on TV. I think Mr Chiam See Tong is a class act. It was heartwarming to see PM Lee greeting him. Scenes reflecting the importance … Continue reading

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The Day After

You can feel the presence of our first PM, Mr Lee Kuan Yew ( I see him more as Singapore’s founder and leader than Sir Stamford Raffles) everywhere. I saw these flyers when we were at Little India. You can … Continue reading

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23rd March 2015

Singaporeans won’t forget the day we lost a giant – an immeasurably brilliant leader. Can’t think of Singapore without thinking of Lee Kuan Yew. Even if we didn’t agree with the methods we can’t help, but admire what he has … Continue reading

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Singapore’s So Pretty at Night

Even with blurry hurriedly taken photos through a moving car window. Most people say the Esplanade reminds them of the eyes of a fly or a durian. I think the former.

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Random Stop for Kopi

At a coffeeshop opposite the Chinatown Complex Market. Friendly proprietors and the kopi wasn’t bitter like it is at some places.

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Keong Saik Road: Char Siew & Wan Tan Mee

Came to Foong Kee Coffeeshop at Keong Saik Road for wan tan mee, but we were more impressed by the well roasted Char Siew as some other blogs have mentioned. I especially liked the crispy almost burnt or charred sweet … Continue reading

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