Tag Archives: Peranakan

Peranakan Meal at Pow Sing

You can’t go too wrong with a meal at Pow Sing. The sambal chilli is really good and extremely spicy. They open as early as 5pm for dinner. We try to go before 6pm in order to get a parking … 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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Charming Old Houses in Joo Chiat

Old Peranakan Style houses are so pretty in their pastel shades. Saw these in Joo Chiat and wondered what it must be like to live in one.

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Food at Katong

Joo Chiat is part of Katong, so it’s a bit hard for me to determine where Joo Chiat ends and Katong begins. But since this is Katong Junction, I decided to do a separate post. Stuck behind an ice van … Continue reading

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Charming Joo Chiat

A good day out. As you can see, an overcast sky which means cooler than normal temperatures. When we come here it’s usually in search of lunch. Joo Chiat is famous for it’s food. Like this very famous dumpling store. … Continue reading

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Exploring: Joo Chiat’s Architecture (Part 2 of 2)

I could have hung around this area all day. It was just so nice having a stroll here. Hmmm it seems these shophouses are for rent. Wouldn’t it be lovely to live or have an office here? The rental must … Continue reading

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Exploring: Joo Chiat’s Architecture (Part I of 2)

Joo Chiat is one of the most charming areas in Singapore in terms of it’s old architecture. I love strolling here and taking photos. So much colour. So much detail and nostalgia. I find this red building just stunning against … Continue reading

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Peranakan Museum: Gold and A Wedding

The people behind the museum have done a great job. I absolutely love the muted pastel shades. I feel a sense of calm walking through this place. It’s much more fulfilling to spend time here than at another mall. I … Continue reading

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Peranakan Museum: Betal Leaves

Can you guess what these are? Pretty vessels but for a not too pleasant activity – spittoons. For betal leave chewers I think, an activity my grandma used to indulge in, but I was too small to recall. I really … Continue reading

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Peranakan Museum: Vintage

Love this old typewriter. Pure elegance. This and other items, used to belong to a Peranakan philanthropist and have been donated to the museum. Was excited when I saw these old telephones. Another station kids will like. Wish I could … Continue reading

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