Category Archives: Social history from the coffeeshop

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Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex

Swimming Complexes in Singapore often have an endearing trait attached to them. For most, it’s a place where we first learnt to swim, a necessity not just for survival but also because it was perhaps the best way to beat

Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex

Swimming Complexes in Singapore often have an endearing trait attached to them. For most, it’s a place where we first learnt to swim, a necessity not just for survival but also because it was perhaps the best way to beat

Time with a wartime survivour

It’s hard to believe, but within the better part of the next two decades, there will be next to no survivours of the Japanese Occupation, and with it, their personal stories that history textbooks would never tell you about. Thankfully,

Time with a wartime survivour

It’s hard to believe, but within the better part of the next two decades, there will be next to no survivours of the Japanese Occupation, and with it, their personal stories that history textbooks would never tell you about. Thankfully,

Ghim Moh Estate

Unlike its more illustrious surrounding neighbourhoods of Holland Village and Buona Vista (which it is actually part of), Ghim Moh estate is a comparatively quiet enclave that is trying to hold on to its history in the wake of continuous

Ghim Moh Estate

Unlike its more illustrious surrounding neighbourhoods of Holland Village and Buona Vista (which it is actually part of), Ghim Moh estate is a comparatively quiet enclave that is trying to hold on to its history in the wake of continuous

My Queenstown – By residents

More often than not, the idea behind the preservation of monuments in Singapore is usually reserved for buildings or places that have a strong political, religious or national identity. Yet a journey through the recently launched My Queenstown Heritage Trail perhaps

My Queenstown – By residents

More often than not, the idea behind the preservation of monuments in Singapore is usually reserved for buildings or places that have a strong political, religious or national identity. Yet a journey through the recently launched My Queenstown Heritage Trail perhaps

Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

With its green hue lights, desolate corridors and a hint of classic Cantonese music reverberating from afar, the scene on a Sunday afternoon at Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre looks like it was picked straight from the outtakes of a Wong

Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

With its green hue lights, desolate corridors and a hint of classic Cantonese music reverberating from afar, the scene on a Sunday afternoon at Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre looks like it was picked straight from the outtakes of a Wong

A night at Eminent Plaza and Lavender Food Square

Much has been made recently about the impending closure of Lavender Food Square come the end of 2014. It seems that to many Singaporeans, the memories of food and its familiar comforts, be it the location, conversations or simply the

A night at Eminent Plaza and Lavender Food Square

Much has been made recently about the impending closure of Lavender Food Square come the end of 2014. It seems that to many Singaporeans, the memories of food and its familiar comforts, be it the location, conversations or simply the

Azmi’s vadai and teh tarik – the best snack combination in Little India

Located just beside the Abdul Gaffor Mosque at 43 Dunlop Street is a humble establishment by the name of Azmi Restaurant. Not to be confused with the more famous Azmi Restaurant at the nearby Norris Road, this little hole in

Azmi’s vadai and teh tarik – the best snack combination in Little India

Located just beside the Abdul Gaffor Mosque at 43 Dunlop Street is a humble establishment by the name of Azmi Restaurant. Not to be confused with the more famous Azmi Restaurant at the nearby Norris Road, this little hole in