Impressionist Exhibition in Singapore

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Colours of Impressionism is currently running in the National Gallery Singapore until March 2018. It brings together over 60 Impressionist paintings from the Musée d’Orsay Paris with a few offerings before and after the main era of Impressionism. It was amazing to see so many Impressionist paintings in Asia as it’s rare that any French Impressionist…

Visiting [email protected]

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Visitors to Singapore may not believe or realize that there are a number of high vantage points from where you can see the island apart from the top of Marina Bay Sands. And they don’t involve rubbing shoulders with the touristy hordes either. I’ve already shown you The [email protected] and the [email protected] has been on my…

Christmas in Singapore: Orchard Road & Gardens By The Bay

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I have got used to seeing Christmas decorations and experiencing 99%  humidity at the same time. It’s been 10 years living in Asia, I better have. Orchard Road starts setting up Christmas decorations in October due to the huge amount of work that is involved. In all fairness, they do a good job. Gardens by…

The Death of Dakota Crescent

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With the recent news that Dakota Crescent will be demolished to make way for a new apartment complex, the final death bell tolled for the erstwhile Instgram-friendly low-rise 1950s apartment blocks. Long been a weird little side-trip to experience what it might have been like to live in a 1950s style housing development,  the government…

It never rains but it ‘pores..

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You know you’re in Singapore…. when it gets ominously dark (must-have-lights-on dark) hours away from sunset and clouds roll in black and dark like the end of times. when rain hits sodden grounds and weary roofs at a decibel level where you can’t hear what a person is screaming into your ear. when drains and…