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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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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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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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The Black Knights celebrate SG50!

I’ve always been a fan of the Black Knights, Singapore’s very own aerial display team. Became even more of an avid follower after realising an acquaintance flies for them! Check out the awesome livery for this jubilee year (most photographs … Continue reading

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The National Library Celebrates SG50!

All decked out in red and white! And an arch, a patchwork of uniquely Singaporean iconography. There’s the nod to the predecessor, the demolished and still beloved old National Library, the teh tarik man, the tingkat (tiffin carrier), Sir Stamford … Continue reading

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Much Beloved Singapore Buildings and Monuments

I visited one man’s passion project for Singapore today and was enthralled by it. Teo Yu Siang, a designer and an accountant, decided that he didn’t like the self-congratulatory tone of many a government-initiated SG50 project, and decided to create … Continue reading

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Everyday Singapore – Life Under the Sun

Sunrise, on the way to work – Sunset, as we set off for the weekly Sunday dinner at my aunt’s. The photographs can be misleading – the sun is vicious here and shows no mercy to us inhabitants. Lee Kuan … Continue reading

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