Author Archives: nickyeo

Finding Inch-spiration on Ubin

In the air-conditioned nation that is Singapore, the idea of embarking on a music sojourn on our shores is hard to imagine. We think about drawbacks such as the lack of space, electricity, tropical humidity and perhaps most importantly, Wi-Fi

Finding Inch-spiration on Ubin

In the air-conditioned nation that is Singapore, the idea of embarking on a music sojourn on our shores is hard to imagine. We think about drawbacks such as the lack of space, electricity, tropical humidity and perhaps most importantly, Wi-Fi

Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片)

“Aunty 有没有英文的歌?” (do you have English songs) “有啊, 有 Justin Bieber ah.” (yes yes, we have Justin Bieber) So began my conversation with 75-year old Mrs Wong, owner of the institution that is Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片),

Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片)

“Aunty 有没有英文的歌?” (do you have English songs) “有啊, 有 Justin Bieber ah.” (yes yes, we have Justin Bieber) So began my conversation with 75-year old Mrs Wong, owner of the institution that is Foo Leong Record Store (富 良 唱片),

What does ‘Support Local’ really mean?

The term ‘support local’ today is primarily used to show support for individuals and independent business that market themselves as new creators of made-in Singapore content. Often, the ‘content’ in mind relates to that of the arts, fashion and the

What does ‘Support Local’ really mean?

The term ‘support local’ today is primarily used to show support for individuals and independent business that market themselves as new creators of made-in Singapore content. Often, the ‘content’ in mind relates to that of the arts, fashion and the

Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre ­­– Singapore’s Original Farmers’ Market

Organic, artisinal, independent. Three words that are probably best used to describe the modern day Farmers’ Market that has become a trendy pop-up place to showcase a range of modern food and craft offerings to an affluent audience. Contrary to

Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre ­­– Singapore’s Original Farmers’ Market

Organic, artisinal, independent. Three words that are probably best used to describe the modern day Farmers’ Market that has become a trendy pop-up place to showcase a range of modern food and craft offerings to an affluent audience. Contrary to

Life in Hougang SMC – Is it any different?

Much has been made about my constituency of Hougang SMC, the second longest opposition held ward since 1991, and a place that I’ve lived all my life. It’s an area that’s been constantly at the centre of political attention, particularly

Life in Hougang SMC – Is it any different?

Much has been made about my constituency of Hougang SMC, the second longest opposition held ward since 1991, and a place that I’ve lived all my life. It’s an area that’s been constantly at the centre of political attention, particularly

The samsui women of Singapore

The samsui women were part of an initial group of some 2,000 women hailing mainly from the Sanshui district in Canton (Guangdong), arriving between 1934-1938 together with over 200,000 female Chinese immigrants in search of a better living. Most of

The samsui women of Singapore

The samsui women were part of an initial group of some 2,000 women hailing mainly from the Sanshui district in Canton (Guangdong), arriving between 1934-1938 together with over 200,000 female Chinese immigrants in search of a better living. Most of

Trail Running at The Green Corridor

Since the redevelopment of the MacRitchie Trails and introduction of The Green Corridor, trail running in Singapore has been literally been on a trailblazing rise, thanks largely to the the pristine natural and man-made heritage, as well as the physical challenges

Trail Running at The Green Corridor

Since the redevelopment of the MacRitchie Trails and introduction of The Green Corridor, trail running in Singapore has been literally been on a trailblazing rise, thanks largely to the the pristine natural and man-made heritage, as well as the physical challenges

Siglap HDB Flats: The first and last of its kind

Nestled in the heart of Siglap at the junction East Coast and Siglap Road is a stack of four unassuming HDB blocks that is in fact, the first and last public housing units belonging to the Siglap Estate. Built by

Siglap HDB Flats: The first and last of its kind

Nestled in the heart of Siglap at the junction East Coast and Siglap Road is a stack of four unassuming HDB blocks that is in fact, the first and last public housing units belonging to the Siglap Estate. Built by

Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Services Hut

Before the days of Uber, GrabTaxi and the other taxi booking services, taxi drivers would gather at special Taxi Services Huts around Singapore to chat away over a cup of coffee while waiting for potential passengers. One of these last

Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Services Hut

Before the days of Uber, GrabTaxi and the other taxi booking services, taxi drivers would gather at special Taxi Services Huts around Singapore to chat away over a cup of coffee while waiting for potential passengers. One of these last

Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟粿) – The Nonya Way of the Ang Ku Kueh

For the past 26 years, Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟果, ‘吉’ meaning Luck and ‘祥’ meaning prosperity) has been a mainstay at Block 1 Everton Park, attracting an array of customers from the nearby offices and residences, who flock here daily

Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟粿) – The Nonya Way of the Ang Ku Kueh

For the past 26 years, Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟果, ‘吉’ meaning Luck and ‘祥’ meaning prosperity) has been a mainstay at Block 1 Everton Park, attracting an array of customers from the nearby offices and residences, who flock here daily

What is Singapore Music?

British Invasion, Seattle Sound (Grunge) and even K-Pop are some of the more commonly known genres of music born from their respective nations/states of origin. Which brings a question to mind, is there such as thing as Singapore Music? For

What is Singapore Music?

British Invasion, Seattle Sound (Grunge) and even K-Pop are some of the more commonly known genres of music born from their respective nations/states of origin. Which brings a question to mind, is there such as thing as Singapore Music? For

POW Steps at the Botanic Gardens

As the Botanic Gardens continues its bid to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more stories of the garden’s amazing history are coming to light. One such story revolves around a flight of of inconspicuous brick steps that

POW Steps at the Botanic Gardens

As the Botanic Gardens continues its bid to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more stories of the garden’s amazing history are coming to light. One such story revolves around a flight of of inconspicuous brick steps that