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Last weekend, I joined my friends on this interesting bus tour going around Singapore for a glimpse of famous old films made in the city. Interesting as an idea and we had fun, but it was a little too post modern for our appreciation. We understand the constrains of grants and how this is a […]

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Love this little spot tucked away in Dempsey. I wasn’t aware that Open Farm Community was another of chef Ryan Cliff’s projects, but a really chilled out rustic space serving up locally grown greens. The food is real and simple, tasty and the portions are fair. I had a green pea soup served with jamon. […]

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On this side of the world we don’t celebrate Christmas and the whole works. Well okay we do, just excuses for excesses – more consumerism, parties and revelry. I’m so pleased with how the photos turned out because I didn’t retouch any of them and just relied on natural light through the kitchen windows. Shot […]

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So many hipster cafés have sprung up around Singapore and they all have the same vibe: rustic, beautiful environment, instagram perfect food and often times instagram perfect mise en scene like marble top tables, rustic utensils for props etc. The refinery is that kind of café serving hipster price (read: overpriced food), but you’re really paying […]

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So, this is one of my happy places in Singapore. The Company of Cats! You pay by the hour and get to hang out with friendly cats. And if you luck out at feeding hour in the late afternoon, you get to see all of them come out to play! The other secret I have […]

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I haven’t had the chance to spend much time at the National Gallery Singapore, apart from a long degustation lunch at Odette I wasn’t aware that there was local Peranakan celebrity chef Violet Oon with her National Gallery outfit. The space is gorgeous and achingly hip. The food – rich, flavourful with a modern twist. We had […]

Going home after living away for more than a decade always feels new and old at the same time. Catching up with old friends at new hip places and going to the same places I’ve been going to for decades with my parents. I still feel displaced, alienated, happy, sad all at once and I […]

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Textiles and fabric shopping has been one of my big loves for a while and I really miss Beijing, searching for vintage fabrics in the least likely places and working with my tailor to get things made. Only now, I try to sew them myself! I have never shopped for textiles at Arab street before but […]

Still playing catch up on what I’ve been up to, eating, travelling, making stuff etc. A couple of months back, I was home and took my mum to the famous Whampoa fish head steamboat in Balestier, famous also for their shrimp paste fried chicken harcheong gai. Simple pleasures with simple food, the walls are adorned […]

Here’s a fun concept by And So Forth Singapore, “If we Dream too Long” was a piece set in the 1960s by local writer Goh Poh Seng. We were treated to local food and eating while actors performed around us – very Brechtian, no fourth walls with us mingling with actors like we were all […]

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