Tag: Singapore

Singapore Food Staples: Wanton Mee

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Wanton Mee. Me want. Wanton Mee is basically Dumpling Noodles. Wanton=Dumplings in Cantonese. Mee=Noodles in Hokkien. ∴ Wanton Mee= Dumpling Noodles. I waddled along to Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House to taste their Wanton Mee offering. Contrary to their naming, they are not in the Parklane Mall nearby (they used to be) but in the…

Singapore Food Staples: Tau Huay (Dou Hua 豆花) Beancurd

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Consistency is key in every facet of life. People who drive cars need to consistently not crash. And food needs a consistency that your brain is suited to. So with an innocent western palate, tackling Tau Huay (beancurd) will be fighting the consistency from the start. Rochor Original Beancurd is one of the most popular…

007 in Concert

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Gooooollllldddfinngaaaahhhhhh… Bond. James Bond. The movies go hand in hand with the theme music. Maybe even, in some cases, the songs eclipse the actual movie. Oscar nominations and wins prove that point, actually! Thus and therefore we have concerts and performances centered purely on the classic Bond music over the past five decades and further…

Singapore Food Staples: Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶

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I have a mission and I have chosen to accept it. 30 dishes that are quintessentially Singaporean. To be eaten before July 2018. The first dish Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶, thankfully, wasn’t that displeasing when described on paper. It basically means meat bone tea. It’s not really tea but you can drink tea with it…

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…

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…

Madame President, I Presume?

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Hear ye, hear ye! Singapore has its first female president! Ireland had its first female president back in 1990 but, you know, some countries have to start somewhere. But all is not sweetness and roses in Singapore with Mdm Halimah Yacob’s appointment. You see, some Singaporeans feel slighted that Mdm Yacob has walked into the…

Community Cats of Singapore

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Wherever you find humans in Singapore you will find cats. Probably quite a few at times. Our old condo had three or four stray cats who hung around and got fed by a couple of neighbours (and us). Yes, we had a “crazy” cat lady too. It’s a stance that’s been fought since the dawn…