Singapore

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The next time you are in the charming Tiong Bahru estate, don’t be surprised if you find a quirky, barrel-shaped building. This is none other than Wangz Hotel, the newest boutique hotel to open in Singapore. Way before it even opened in mid-December 2009, the hotel had already captured the...
During Chinese New Year each year, many Singaporeans flock to the island down South to revel in the annual Sentosa Flowers display. After visiting the event for the first time last year, I’ve made it a point to visit it every Chinese New Year. The event brings us city dwellers...
The Peranakan Museum in Singapore is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the colourful and distinctive culture of the Peranakans. Through ten themed galleries, visitors can explore various aspects of the Peranakan culture, such as wedding and religion. (I really like this sculpture of a little girl pulling her Daddy...
I don’t often come across statues of my favourite animal. So seeing this cute life-like sculpture of a stray cat sure was a pleasant surprise! I feel it certainly deserves a mention here. The sculpture is modelled after a certain stray cat that has found home in a certain place....
Beautiful things never fail to catch my attention, especially when it’s something as huge as this massive panel of decorative glass. I spotted it from afar and was instantly attracted by the pretty splash of colours! The glass panel is covered with colourful floral motifs in varying shades of purple...
Every Chinese New Year, special events are held to celebrate this important festival. In Singapore, there is the Chinatown street market, Chingay Parade or River Hong Bao. One other popular event is the annual Sentosa Flowers show. At this springtime event, you get to enjoy a kaleidoscope of rare flower...
In urban Singapore, it always feels refreshing to be away from the bustling city life once in a while. Recently I managed to have a nice little getaway among the tropical islands. Well… Sort of. I paid a visit to Pulau Ubin for the first time in my life! Pulau...
Yeah, yeah, I know this is a pretty weird question to ask. After all, fried bee hoon is rather ubiquitous in the context of Singapore. You can find it almost everywhere! For those not familiar with Singapore cuisine, bee hoon is a kind of thin noodle that is made from...
Little India is literally one of the most colourful areas of Singapore. With Deepavali (or Diwali) just around the corner, the place is more vibrant than ever, decked out in the full colours of this major Hindu festival. Personally, I love Little India, as evident from the way I pepper...
Aren’t miniatures the cutest thing? Here’s a fascinating one of Singapore in the mid-19th century! I love the fact that there is so much detail in it. Can you guess where exactly I found this miniature model? Look at all those adorable little human figurines! They depict a pretty accurate...