Let’s Tessellate: MC Escher Exhibition at ArtScience Museum

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What is art? Baby, don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me no more. I think that’s the way the song goes. MC Escher. You know him. You know at least one of his creations from somewhere. It’s maybe his tessellations of animals where fish turn into birds who turn into fish again and in turn..turn into…

Bite Size Review: Spago by Wolfgang Puck

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Mr. Puck has two restaurants now in Marina Bay. His first one “Cut” is a steak-centered nosebag joint. So one of us being a vegetarian can’t really go there (they check at the door). So we opted for his new California inspired Spago restaurant which had one more option for vegetarians (one option). Spago is…

Seoul Survivor

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We recently visited South Korea (with a few footsteps into North Korea) for the first time since we arrived in Asia all the way back in 2008. I don’t know why we waited so long but I guess there were other places clambering for attention before it. So South Korea was that quiet kid in…

Taste of Tasmania Part 4

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Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. This is the final part of our Tasmania trip report. It only took 10 months to complete. Writing about it. Not the trip. Richmond The drive down from Tamar Valley region to Richmond takes about three hours and is pretty decent drive on motorways and straight…

Bootleg Beatles: Live in Singapore

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There’s something weird about going to see a cover band and people reacting as if they’re the real deal. It’s like taking your photo with a wax effigy of your favourite movie star. Bit strange. So it was at the Bootleg Beatles who played at the Marina Bay Theatre recently. There were screams of exultation…

Bite Size Review: Open Farm Community

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Open Farm Community is an open-kitchen concept based restaurant hiding along Minden Road near Singapore Botanic Gardens. It’s got all what you would usually expect from the increasingly popular restaurants that are embracing locally produced food and local farmers. Including somewhat steep prices. Naturally. Let’s take a look shall we? Not MRT friendly so it…

Weezer – Live in Singapore

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Want to feel old? Here are a few of Weezer’s greatest hits… “Undone – The Sweater Song” and “Buddy Holly” – released in 1994 “Say It Aint So” – released in 1995 “Hashpipe” and “Island in the Sun” – released in 2001 “Keep Fishin’” – released in 2002 It’s with those aural memories ringing in…

Short Yacht Cruise from Singapore

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Our friend had some credit card points to burn so treated us all to a yacht cruise with White Sails. We set off around 6pm from Sentosa Cove (which has a Cold Storage handy for last minute food/drink purchases) on a Sunday evening, bounced our way to a cove on St. John’s Island and hung…

Bite Size Review: Din Tai Fung

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If you ever visit us in Singapore we will take you to Din Tai Fung. Oh yes, we will. It is now a must have once a month dining experience for us having being first introduced to us in Hong Kong. We have visited the original in Taipei with 60 Grade 5 students, and now…

Visiting Old Kallang Airport

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The Singapore Land Authority opened up the gates of Old Kallang Airport recently to visitors so I went along to try and imagine Singapore back in the 30s with this airport being the first custom built civil airport in Singapore in 1937. <history> In 1930 Seletar airport received the first civil flight from Amsterdam. Singapore…