Tag Archives: history

Yes, Obama Won!

I am not an American but I am so happy that Obama won the election. Feels like I’m watching history in the making. Restores my faith somehow. My whole family – all Obama supporters. Happy as well. Also thinking of … Continue reading

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Old Colouful HDB Flats at Rochor

I believe Rochor Centre and these flats will be torn down to make way for a new highway and they will be gone by 2016. I just wanted to take a photo to preserve the memory of these colourfully unique … 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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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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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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Ancient Indian Art at the Asian Civilization Museum

To be honest, we found many of the pieces here familiar and I think someone new to Asian culture would find it much more captivating. I would definitely recommend this place as a must see for tourists who have never … Continue reading

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The Fullerton Hotel: Christmas & New Year Decorations

The Fullerton Hotel which was a former post office during colonial times is truly majestic looking. The christmas decorations were tasteful on the outside and spectacular on the inside. I am rushing to get these shots up before Christmas is … Continue reading

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The Story of Halloween

Living in Singapore all my life, I have never seen kids Trick or Treating and it always looked like fun on TV. Most Singaporeans like myself don’t really know the origins of Halloween which has become another commercialized holiday. Thought … Continue reading

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Curry Rice at Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

Looking at the photos and recalling the taste of this simple meal makes me hungry all over again. Rice, cabbage, pork chops and curry. Hainanese style. We like adding the egg, sunny side up. This dish came about because of … Continue reading

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Our Future Blue Downtown Line: New Little Indian MRT Station in the Works

If you’ve ever wondered why there is a perpetual jam and construction going on at the site where the old Kandang Kerbau Hospital used to be, here is the answer. The new Little India MRT Station which is slated to … Continue reading

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