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Litte India Just Before Deepavali

Now is a great time to visit Little India with the added excitement from Deepavali, the festival of lights. Wrote about my visit at White as Milk.

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Best Teh Tarik in Singapore (Nameless Stall at Kampong Glam)

The elderly white bearded uncle at the little nameless tea shop, just opposite Kampong Glam cafe makes the best tea in Singapore hands down. It’s called a Sarabat stall (selling mainly drinks and run by mainly Indian Muslim owners) and … Continue reading

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Tired of Being Politically Correct All the Time

Worried that I’m gonna have a ton of bricks coming my way, but I’ve just been feeling this way lately. Just had to say it. It’s quite a restricting feeling to have to watch every single thing you say and … Continue reading

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Haw Par Villa: Gruesome & Strange, but a Once in a Lifetime Kinda Place

My mum recalls that when I was a toddler I used to love sitting on the plastic tiger at the entrance of Haw Par Villa. Back then we called the place Tiger Balm gardens. Try as I might I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The National Library & Sleeping Folks

The new building is very impressive. But I still miss the tiny red brick building that used to the National Library I knew as a kid. It’s pretty conveniently located. Not attached to Bugis MRT (which would be lovely for … Continue reading

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A Bit About the History of Tekka Market

Hope you read about one of our oldest markets at White as Milk. I have to confess that as a child I didn’t like coming here as the fresh meat and fish used to stink so bad. I used to … Continue reading

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Does Singapore’s Food Culture Help to Unite Us?

I love getting questions about Singapore from readers. I’m no expert, but if I can help with the little knowledge I have, I feel thrilled. I just got another fascinating question from Nienke from Holland. She’s researching food culture in … Continue reading

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Thaipusam 2012 in Singapore

The yearly Thaipusam festival is very much part of my consciousness growing up. Used to watch the Hindu religious event as a kid. I always couldn’t look directly at the piercings then and it wowed me that faith made their … Continue reading

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How Delhi & Agra Changed Me (& 10 Things I Appreciate About Singapore)

To be honest I wasn’t looking forward to the trip as I hate flying and I had just read about the flight cancellation causing fog and dangerous pollutions levels in Delhi. But the troop really wanted to see the Taj. … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: Liang Court’s Japanese Gourmet Supermarket

I think the Liang Court supermarket is just wonderful. It has the most beautiful arrangement in terms of both packaging and layout. Just so relaxing to grocery shop here. I love how they very diligently change their offerings with each … Continue reading

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