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Creepy Reindeer & Other Christmas Decorations at Tangs

We were at the original CK Tang at Orchard Road to look at kitchen stuff. The place is being renovated at the new varnish on the upper levels were stinging my eyes. But the basement seemed ok. They always have … Continue reading

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Tiger Balm Gardens: Still Spooked as an Adult

Decided to do a separate post about the scariest, creepiest part of Haw Par Villa or Tiger Balm Gardens (how we used to refer to it in the 70’s).  Was debating whether to put up the pictures at all, but … 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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Acquired Taste

When I was a little kid I hated to eat proper meals or at all. I was more interested in playing (if only I was that way now). I used to eat what seems positively gross to me now – … Continue reading

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Inspired at the Art Science Museum (9 of 11)

Both my cousin and I love Alice in Wonderland and so did Dali. There were some interactive piece. Here you could play with the colour switches. More of the melting clocks – the most famous of Dali motifs. All the … Continue reading

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I Confess: Never tried Soup Tulang, but Anthony Bourdain has

If I ever try Soup Tulang one day, I have to remember to wear red and not white.

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Mustafa: Low Crime Doesn’t Mean No Crime

The juvenile in me giggled when I saw the new bright neon sign worn by the security guard outside our little India shopping mall. It’s the mouthful of a slogan by our police department.  You see we hardly get crime … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Arab Street: Something Strange

I still have no idea why forks were stuck into the soil of this potted plant. Saw this outside one of the shophouses at Arab Street, which is fast becoming my new favourite place in Singapore. Anyone have a clue? … Continue reading

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Dangerously Sexy: Sports Illustrated Girls in Singapore

I saw an akward photo of a skimpily clad model in a trishaw at 365days2play’s blog and wondered how come I missed any sign of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot. I think most Singaporeans must be wondering the same. I … Continue reading

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Did I Eat Crocodile in Vietnam?

Saw Crocodile Luc Lac at the lounge during the dinner buffet at the Sheraton Saigon. Luc Lac means to cook the small pieces of meat while tossing it in a wok or skillet. Well I didn’t dare touch it first … Continue reading

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