Singapore

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The Nostalgic Singapore Food Trail

by Rosemarie John November 1, 2011

By Rosemarie John – As the island rapidly develops into a modern metropolitan city beyond expectations, Singapore is losing or rather forgetting many of its old traditional ways and places that oozes in ancestral culture. Competing with the rest of the world, one can’t help but progress towards the future without sacrificing the rustic charm every now and then. Back […]

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The Wine Fiesta Singapore 2011

by Rosemarie John October 31, 2011

The island of Singapore is filled with events all year through and one of the many interesting events that took place is the Wine Fiesta Singapore 2011. Held from 28 to 30th October, The Straits Wine Company in partnership with the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) showcased over 50 winemakers and over 200 wine selections. Taking place at the Custom’s […]

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Young Chefs Cook Up A Stir in Singapore

by Rosemarie John October 24, 2011

By Rosemarie John – With Singapore being a synonym for food-adventures these days, the island is booming in up and coming new and trendy restaurants. As more eating spaces appear, the demand for enthusiastic chefs increase each day. It isn’t a strange occurrence to find new eateries opening up every week on the island. Culinary schools have also found an […]

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Fire Walking at the Theemithi Festival in Singapore

by Rosemarie John October 18, 2011

By Rosemarie John – A swarm of bare chested Hindu devotees, jasmine flowers adorned on women clad in bright lemon yellow sarees and the beat of drums fill the elaborately lantern-lit part of  Chinatown  ! Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Chinese roots, is the Sri Mariamman Temple that plays host to the annual Fire Walking (Theemithi) Festival in honour […]

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iCame – iSaw – iFly

by Rosemarie John October 15, 2011

By Rosemarie John – What is the first thing that pops up in mind when you think of flying? Long hours, cramped space within a fuselage, bland food and repetitive announcements. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned off the Fasten Seat Belt sign, and you may now move around the cabin”. That’s as good as its ever going to […]

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Dining at the Verve at Marina Bay

by Rosemarie John September 26, 2011

The question of where to dine in Singapore can be a hard one. With over a 1000 restaurants and eateries that have sprung up over the years, it is simply impossible to have dined at every spot. But every now and then you stumble upon a special place that oozes in rich culture, hospitality and tantalizing bites. Located just across […]

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Trekking the Sensory Trail at Pulau Ubin

by Rosemarie John September 24, 2011

A complete contrast to the main island of Singapore, Pulau Ubin (Ubin Island) brings a rustic 1960s feel to a group of islands that were once a cluster of five, separated by tidal rivers. With the building of bunds for prawn farming, all five islands have thus united into a 1020 hectare getaway for those seeking a day trip of […]

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Where to Eat in Singapore – Part II

by Rosemarie John September 19, 2011

Its been 3 months since the foodie frenzy of  Where to Eat in Singapore – Part I  and its time for an update. Here are more tasty dishes and great spots to savour the flavours of Singapore! One of the most interesting places to have a meal at is at the Chinatown Complex situated at 335 Smith Street. Its a […]

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Lanterns, Mooncakes & Legends

by Rosemarie John September 11, 2011

Annually celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is filled with ancients legends, Chinese customs, colourful lanterns and delicious round cakes made from lotus seed, red bean or walnuts and pumpkin seeds. While Singapore is known for its extravagant display of lanterns throughout the city, this unique celebration originates from […]

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The Joy of Kite Flying

by Rosemarie John September 4, 2011

The NTUC Income Kite Festival 2011 in Singapore presented by act3 International was held at The Promotory at Marina Bay, a weekend event themed with fun. It featured traditional and professional kite flyers while also providing room for everyday folk to come out and experience what it is like to fly a kite of your own. The obvious flavour of […]

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