To all my Muslim friends, happy Eid! Or as they call the holiday in Singapore, Hari Raya Pusa. Because of Hari Raya Pusa, today was a public holiday so I didn’t go to lab. I woke up around my usual time (7:30am) and decided to visit the Jurong Bird Park, since someone in my lab… Continue reading Jurong Bird Park
In the residential areas Toa Payoh (pronounced toh-pie-oh, not toe-ah-pie-yo like I thought) and Ang Mo Kio, there used to be many dragon themed playgrounds. Built in the 1980s by the Housing and Development Board (HDB), these playgrounds are unique and good places to take pictures for Instagram. Unfortunately due to safety concerns, many of these… Continue reading Here Be Dragons
Happy 4th of July for the Americans reading this! Back home, I would go to my parents’ restaurant on the 4th of July as usual, since we’re open. In front of our restaurant there’s a huuuuuge festival every 4th of July, complete with arts and crafts vendors, performances, bouncy houses, festival food, and of course,… Continue reading A Hawker Centre Adventure
Today was a great day! In the morning, I woke up a little earlier to get frog porridge for breakfast at Tiong Shian Porridge Centre. As you can guess from the name, this place sells so many different kinds of porridge, like fish, pork, pork insides, century egg, fish head, chicken, and of course, frog.… Continue reading The Art of Shopping
As today is my last (!!) solo-adventure Saturday in Singapore, I wanted to spend today checking off things on my bucket list. As in the past solo adventures, the places I went to will be broken up into a numbered list. In today’s solo adventure, I went to a lot of museums and learned about the culture… Continue reading Becoming ~Cultured~
Today after lab, a few people and I went to The House of Steamboat in Bugis. In Singapore, “steamboat” is the term used for hot pot. If you’ve checked out my Food in Singapore page, you’ll know that getting steamboat was one of the things I wanted to eat. Since someone in my program was… Continue reading Here Comes the Steamboat!
I know, another post about Chinatown. I’m not sure why I keep coming back here, though I actually do new things each time. This time, I visited the Chinatown Heritage Centre. After lab, Shar and I decided to visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn more about the history of the Chinese in Singapore. It’s… Continue reading Remembering Old Chinatown