Category Archives: Singapore

on this last night of the seventh month

just thought i’d share this touching and poignant strip i saw on sgag. apparently truly overheard by the poster! *satay – a delectable dish of grilled/barbequed meat on bamboo skewers *’burn’ – burnt offerings to the dead (candles, paper money, … Continue reading

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What the living do during the Hungry Ghost Festival

I’m guessing some foreign readers had their interest piqued by my mention of the Seventh Month in the previous post – quite a number of clicks for the wikipedia link! You may be interested to see how it is celebrated … Continue reading

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WEP Challenge: Spectacular Settings

Here’s the first part of the challenge for Spectacular Settings 1. Firstly share a paragraph from a novel, or an extract from a poem, or a photograph that stopped your heart with a spectacular setting etc. 2. Describe how your … Continue reading

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Our National Pledge

Last week, in light of National Day, I used the national pledge that we in schools recite every morning as lesson material. (authentic learning!) “We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or … Continue reading

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Hilarious response to a Qantas QF6 and QF36 flight delay

Summarized from Straits Times Online: Australia’s national airline Qantas blamed Singapore’s Jubilee celebrations for the 23-hour delay of one of its flights. Singapore’s airspace was closed for a short period of time, from 6.25pm to 7.10pm on Sunday evening, to … Continue reading

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Let us treasure our National Anthem – Majulah Singapura

This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) had a segment reliving past NDPs from the 60s and 70s. Watch it here! A┬ábehind-the-scenes programme revealed that some retired elderly veterans were invited to don their uniforms and march once again with the … Continue reading

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A brief reflection on the Prime Minister’s National Day Message 2015

For the 8th of August, 2015 – PM Lee shares… “My Fellow Singaporeans 50 years ago, on this very night, Singapore was on the eve of a momentous change. The Cabinet had already signed the Separation Agreement. The Government Printers … Continue reading

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