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Conversations About The Second World War

We mentioned to my almost 86 year old uncle that we recently visited the National Museum. There was an exhibit about the Second World War and Japanese Occupation of Singapore. It made him recollect: “When we heard the sirens we … Continue reading

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Singapore Museums: The National Museum is Amazing & A Must Visit

It’s free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents so we really should take advantage of this. The building itself is spectacular and we are always awestruck looking up at the dome with the stain glass. As I went with two darling … Continue reading

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Yes, Obama Won!

I am not an American but I am so happy that Obama won the election. Feels like I’m watching history in the making. Restores my faith somehow. My whole family – all Obama supporters. Happy as well. Also thinking of … Continue reading

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Old Colouful HDB Flats at Rochor

I believe Rochor Centre and these flats will be torn down to make way for a new highway and they will be gone by 2016. I just wanted to take a photo to preserve the memory of these colourfully unique … 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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A Bit About the History of Tekka Market

Hope you read about one of our oldest markets at White as Milk. I have to confess that as a child I didn’t like coming here as the fresh meat and fish used to stink so bad. I used to … Continue reading

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Asian Civilization Museum: Indian Textiles from 1400-1900 & more of what we saw

Indian Textiles and a dress that reminded me of what my aunts and mum used to wear. Dresses they sewed themselves, in this very style, on a white singer machine. I found the hall itself quite lovely. The architecture of … Continue reading

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