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Jubilee Walk Exclusive Tour

The Jubilee Walk was launched in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. It features key milestones of our nation-building and is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, National Heritage Board, National Parks … Continue reading

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Disappearing Places: Sungei Road Thieves’ Market

Shortly after World War II, the area around Sungei Road grew to become a flea market. It eventually known as the Thieves’ Market due to the many stolen/contraband goods sold there. The saying goes that if your belongings got stolen, … Continue reading

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Photo Flashback: Tiong Bahru Market in 2004

Most Singaporeans will know, or even eaten at the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre. Built in the 1950s as the Seng Poh Market by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), it was the first to be built in a housing … Continue reading

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Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre Open House

After closing for four years for a major refurbishment costing S$158 million, the grand dame of Singapore’s performing arts venue – the Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre is finally open once again. An open house was held over the weekend … Continue reading

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Chin Hin Eating House Bites the Dust

Nestled among four now-empty HDB blocks at 75, Commonwealth Drive is an old-school coffeeshop (known colloquially as kopitiam) called the Chin Bee Eating House. It’s one of the last few eating places that still retained that old, traditional look and … Continue reading

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Remembering the Queenstown Cinema and Bowling Alley

In 2010, a group of friends and I went to Queenstown to take some photos of the place as I’ve heard that several buildings there were going to be demolished soon. Maybe I wasn’t that inspired by the photos that … Continue reading

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Enter the Dragon

Back in the days before the era of iPads, iPhones and other electronic devices, kids used to go out and play. The playground is probably one of the favourite places of a kid during the simpler times, before they get … Continue reading

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A Walk in Bukit Brown

I was never quite keen on visiting cemeteries. In fact, I remember as a kid, I would always dread going to the few cemeteries to pay respects to my departed elders. They were always overgrown with plants, ridden with mosquitoes, … Continue reading

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An Evening With the Sin Hoe Ping Puppet Troupe

I’ve never seen a marionette/puppet performance in my life, so when a friend Belinda Tan posted in Facebook about the Sin Hoe Ping Puppet Troupe performing outside the Asian Civilisations Museum, I went for it. Held on 16 and 17th … Continue reading

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Capitol Theatre Revisited – Part 2

This is a continuation of our visit to explore the innards of the Capitol Theatre of Singapore. You can read the first part of the writeup here. On one of the visits we decided to venture backstage, which was accessible … Continue reading

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