Singapore

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Chingay Parade 2012 – Singapore’s First Water Parade

by Rosemarie John February 5, 2012

A masquerade like no other in Asia, the Chingay Parade in Singapore has always been a much awaited event for both locals and travellers alike. Starting out in 1973 as a humble neighbourhood parade with only Chinese elements in it, the festival has evolved into the grandest street procession of large floats and costumes adorned by performers who dance and […]

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It’s a Village Life on the Tiny Island of Ubin

by Rosemarie John February 3, 2012

Just some ten kilometres north east of Singapore, lies the country’s last rural corner. Called Pulau Ubin that translates to “Granite Island”, this boomerang shaped land mass portrays a nostalgic 1960s feel when modern and public utilities were non-existent. There are about a hundred villages who still make the island their home. Depending on wells for water and noisy diesel […]

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Chopsticks – Traditional Chinese Dining Culture

by Rosemarie John January 27, 2012

Considered an ancient Chinese invention, chopsticks were used as traditional eating utensils in the orient. A staple item in any household in China, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, these “nimble ones” are often made out of unfinished wood, bamboo or lacquer. Chopsticks or “Kuaizi” as it is called can be found in most countries that are home […]

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A 2012 Chinese New Year in Singapore

by Rosemarie John January 18, 2012

Marking the beginning of a new year in accordance to the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year remains the most significant festival within the Chinese community in Singapore. It symbolises a new year filled with hopes and dreams, welcoming longevity and prosperity, leaving  negative vibes from the past behind. Looked upon as a fresh start, Chinese New Year is also ushered […]

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Where to Eat in Singapore – Jaggi’s Northern Indian Cuisine

by Rosemarie John January 2, 2012

Well know for it variety of cuisine’s and authentic flavours, its quite strange to find the lack of quality and flavourful Punjabi cuisine in Singapore. However, all is not lost. Tucked away in the middle of an over populated row of Indian Restaurants in Little India  is Jaggi’s Northern Indian Cuisine. Established a century ago as a small hawker stall […]

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Singapore Lights-Up for Christmas

by Rosemarie John November 20, 2011

By Rosemarie John – Apart from gift shopping, November end is that time of year most people start setting up their Christmas decorations, lighting up their trees and playing Christmas carols all day long creating joy and merriment that the festivities bring. While households in the west go all out with Christmas décor covering their lawn and roof that sometimes […]

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A Night Out at the WRX Launch Soirée

by Rosemarie John November 19, 2011

By Rosemarie John – Amidst the gaiety and eager anticipation of discerning diners and set on the backdrop of Sentosa’s waterfront, The World Gourmet Series Wine and Restaurant Experience commenced with the Launch Soirée on November 17th 2011. The ten-day event attempts to allow guests to savour and appreciate culinary interpretations of Singapore’s immensely talented chefs while sampling famous wines brought from […]

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Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium at Resorts World

by Rosemarie John November 18, 2011

Opening its door on October 15th 2011 and housed in an iconic steel and glass ship hull at the Resorts World Sentosa waterfront, the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA) promises a new museum-going experience that will cover maritime talks, children’s workshops and exploration on life-size replica historical ships. Designed by Ralph Appelbaum, whose firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates is one […]

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Wine & Restaurant Experience – World Gourmet Series

by Rosemarie John November 13, 2011

Tucked away in the South-East is a tiny dot of landmass called Singapore known truly as a smelting pot of cultures and cusines. Food is veiwed as a national identity and in many ways a unifying cultural thread as well. Its no surprise that the World Gourmet Series kicks off amidst the tickling of palettes with festive spirits lighting the […]

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A Creative Journey through Wishes & Dreams

by Rosemarie John November 3, 2011

By Rosemarie John – With a gifted hand and a huge heart, Gelyn Ong is a seven year old whose talent goes beyond words. Full of colour and life, Gelyn’s paintings adorns homes and organizations in Singapore as she donates her work to charity auctions, raising funds for humanitarian causes both on the island and abroad. Raising close to $100,000 […]

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