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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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Chinese New Year 2012: Takashimaya & Ngee Ann City

This little pink dancing lion was just the sweetest thing. Kids can stage their own lion dance performance a bit like the puppeteer show in ‘The Sound of Music’. And very expensive gold plated dragons. I think the price tag … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: Chinatown Festive Bazaar

There was one time during Chinese New Year, many years ago when I came down with one of my sweetest friends. We practically had to hold on to each other otherwise we would have been swallowed in the crowd. That … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: Chinatown Street Light Up

The red dragon looked even more awesome all lit up, against the pretty blue sky at dusk. I am so glad I got a close up look. Massive load of cars. And then the massive throngs of people. Felt bad … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park & Lucky Red Underwear at OG

This is the best way to burn calories. Walk the streets at night at one of the many festive bazaars. The most lively one is the one in Chinatown during Chinese New Year and I hope the photos captured how … Continue reading

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Asian Civilization Museum: Indian Textiles from 1400-1900 & more of what we saw

Indian Textiles and a dress that reminded me of what my aunts and mum used to wear. Dresses they sewed themselves, in this very style, on a white singer machine. I found the hall itself quite lovely. The architecture of … Continue reading

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CNY 2012: VivoCity (& it’s Sad to See PageOne closing)

Another mall that’s buzzing with Chinese New Year festivities is VivoCity. There is an exhibition with vendors from China each year. If you need sweets for Chinese New Year, you can’t go wrong with St Michael’s (I know it’s M&S … Continue reading

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CNY 2012: Festive Fun at Singapore’s Chinatown

This was our second visit and it was fun. Each time I see something new. This is the only time I don’t mind getting bumped into. It actually adds to the festiveness. Just knowing that everyone is out shopping for … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: Just Outside People’s Park Complex

You have to try the snack stalls here. Really authentic stuff from China. Pancakes with spicy pork filling. So good. I always see long queues forming. Another popular stall that we tried the last time. The yummy pacake that reminds … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park

It’s always most festive in Chinatown in the weeks before Chinese New Year. It was so crowded. Every year you can spot people crowding around this board reading their fortune for the dragon year. A close-up but couldn’t get close … Continue reading

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