Category Archives: Memories of Singapore

This is home, truly, where I know I must be.

A Walk along the North-South Line (from Ang Mo Kio to Jurong East)

10 hours. 38km. 52000 steps That’s the time and distance it took for me to walk along the North-South Line (NSL) from Ang Mo Kio (NS16) to Jurong East (NS1). Taking inspiration from Channelnewsasia’s recent 110-km round the island series,

A Walk along the North-South Line (from Ang Mo Kio to Jurong East)

10 hours. 38km. 52000 steps That’s the time and distance it took for me to walk along the North-South Line (NSL) from Ang Mo Kio (NS16) to Jurong East (NS1). Taking inspiration from Channelnewsasia’s recent 110-km round the island series,

Life of a Cat Daddy in Singapore

The sentence above perhaps best sums up my 5 years thus far as a Cat Daddy. It’s a life I never thought I would be living; yet it is also a life I never would want to change. It all

Life of a Cat Daddy in Singapore

The sentence above perhaps best sums up my 5 years thus far as a Cat Daddy. It’s a life I never thought I would be living; yet it is also a life I never would want to change. It all

Just Anthony – Chinese Lifestyle furniture in the Modern day

Step into Just Anthony and you might just spot a piece of furniture or accessory that would fit perfectly in the home of your grandparents, or better yet, a museum. With a history dating back to the 1970s, Just Anthony

Just Anthony – Chinese Lifestyle furniture in the Modern day

Step into Just Anthony and you might just spot a piece of furniture or accessory that would fit perfectly in the home of your grandparents, or better yet, a museum. With a history dating back to the 1970s, Just Anthony

Running at Tampines Eco Green

Located just opposite Sun Plaza Park, Tampines Eco Green is a sprawling 36-hectare nature area that provides an ideal trail running route for beginners. Opened in 2011 in perhaps the most mature estate in the East, the park is home

Running at Tampines Eco Green

Located just opposite Sun Plaza Park, Tampines Eco Green is a sprawling 36-hectare nature area that provides an ideal trail running route for beginners. Opened in 2011 in perhaps the most mature estate in the East, the park is home

Beauty World Today

For those growing up in the West of Singapore during the 80s and 90s, a visit to one of the three ‘Beauty Worlds’, would undoubtedly have been a memorable experience with its array of shops and amenities, many of which

Beauty World Today

For those growing up in the West of Singapore during the 80s and 90s, a visit to one of the three ‘Beauty Worlds’, would undoubtedly have been a memorable experience with its array of shops and amenities, many of which

Architectural Gold along Beach Road

Starting from the tip of the War Memorial Park up to the mouth of the Kallang River, Beach Road is a historic stretch that is home to perhaps some of the most underappreciated architectural gems in Singapore. Located along the

Architectural Gold along Beach Road

Starting from the tip of the War Memorial Park up to the mouth of the Kallang River, Beach Road is a historic stretch that is home to perhaps some of the most underappreciated architectural gems in Singapore. Located along the

Da Kwong Jewellery

Tucked away in a quieter part of Ang Mo Kio, the inconspicuous neighbourhood shop of Da Kwong Jewellery is constantly filled with a surprisingly pleasant Cantonese banter between customer and shopowner. While jade, yellow gold and pearl remain staples in

Da Kwong Jewellery

Tucked away in a quieter part of Ang Mo Kio, the inconspicuous neighbourhood shop of Da Kwong Jewellery is constantly filled with a surprisingly pleasant Cantonese banter between customer and shopowner. While jade, yellow gold and pearl remain staples in

The uncommon side of Commonwealth and Holland Village

From a very ‘Royal’ HDB to Singapore’s last remaining Hakka Cemetery, visitors can now explore the more uncommon parts of Commonwealth and Holland Village, thanks to a careful designed tour by the team at My Community. Chip Bee Gardens &

The uncommon side of Commonwealth and Holland Village

From a very ‘Royal’ HDB to Singapore’s last remaining Hakka Cemetery, visitors can now explore the more uncommon parts of Commonwealth and Holland Village, thanks to a careful designed tour by the team at My Community. Chip Bee Gardens &

Tiong Bahru Air-Raid Shelter

While Tiong Bahru’s future is fought today as a war of words between businesses of the old against the new, the iconic estate’s involvement in World War II is literally hidden from the man on the street. Tucked away beneath

Tiong Bahru Air-Raid Shelter

While Tiong Bahru’s future is fought today as a war of words between businesses of the old against the new, the iconic estate’s involvement in World War II is literally hidden from the man on the street. Tucked away beneath

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

The Curious Case of the Black and Whites at Woodleigh Park

Better known as the former white elephant station along the Northeast Line, it is hard to find the significance of Woodleigh historically beyond it being part of the former expanse of the Bidadari Cemetery. Yet tucked away in Woodleigh Park,

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

Making a connection at Circuit Road

With flats dating back nearly half a century, Circuit Road stands as one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, though its reputation as an urban ghetto is perhaps why its public prominence is overshadowed by the likes of heritage

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