Category Archives: Singapore

Nasi Lemak Pantun

Pantun is a Malay poetry form from South East Asia, which has interlocking lines in the stanzas. I just studied this and am really enjoying experimenting with it. Here’s one I just wrote about Nasi Lemak (rice coconut= coconut rice, … Continue reading

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The Great Wall Musical – A review

I am George Chan’s fan and I was one of the early birds to buy tickets for this musical. I figure any musicals with him in it should be good. I was not disappointed with his performance, or that of … Continue reading

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English, Singlish and Broken English

On Saturday, I went to the Speak Good English Movement Symposium just because I wanted to listen to speakers such as Gwee Li Siu and Adrain Tan, who were at last year’s Singapore Writers Festival closing debate and were so entertaining. … Continue reading

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International Day of Yoga 

21 June 2017 is when Singapore celebrated its third International Day of Yoga (IDY), which started in India and observed globally. This date is chosen because it the summer solstice,  which has the longest daylight in the year.  I am … Continue reading

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Singapore Love Stories – Edited by Verena Tay

As a fan of the romantic genre, I grew up reading Mills and Boons and I rarely chance across Singapore love stories. OK, I found a chit lit written by a Filipina author which didn’t click. So I think it’s … Continue reading

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Tze char with Karaoke 

You probably would never hear of this kopitiam unless you work in the surrounding industrial estate,  or someone brought you here.  My husband was taken here for lunch for the Hong Kong roasted meat here is cheap and good. He … Continue reading

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Shaving for HFH

The breeze flutters my hair A delight in the humid afternoon air As I wait inside the hall of HCI clock tower  Around me wafts a scent of fresh baby powder  Unfamiliar, alien and out of place  Where sour sweaty … Continue reading

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