Why Making Fun of Kong Hee’s Olive Oil Shows The Dark Side of Singapore

City Harvest pastor Kong Hee, probably the most lambasted pastor in Singapore, recently blessed stacks of olive oil in a Facebook video, and promptly got attacked online by netizens and online platforms. “Is he trying to cheat people of their money? Isn’t there a better use of oil? What is he up to? Are his…

New Boardwalk & Playground Opens at The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park (*Map Included!)

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Singapore: Seletar Aerospace and Surrounds” In case you haven’t heard of the new F&B hangout at Seletar Aerospace Park called The Oval where a few restaurants have already started for business, check out the other posts in this Seletar series. Migrant workers (to whom we owe so much…

Naomi Kitchen at Serangoon: Good Location, Pretty Decor & Creative Confections

I have a weakness for country-themed cafés. So on my way to NEX Mall at Serangoon, when I walked past a café that had a country-theme decor, I just had to go in to get a cup of tea. Naomi Kitchen is located at the first floor of the multistorey carpark right next to NEX…

Financial Advice for Women: An Interview with Anna Haotanto

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “#SGfemales” Growing up, I realised that it was difficult to find financial advice tailored to females during different stages of our lives. Besides having a good female financial advisor or female friends who are savvy in investing and are kind enough to give you tips, the…

How Many Times Will Singapore Become a Syonan-To?

On 15 February 1942, the Japanese renamed Singapore Syonan-to after the British did their first Brexit from Singapore. Syonan-to means “Light of the South”. Three years and more than an estimated 50,000 deaths later, Singapore finally shook off its slave name when the Japanese finally surrendered. Source The Singapore Government, always as pragmatic and straightforward,…

Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 5)

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-friendly” Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 5: Breakfast at Restoran Chef Fatt, local food product shopping at Sin Eng Heong biscuit shop, Tibetan Temple, chill at Zakka Loft, playground at Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz, airport) We wanted to go back to the dim sum…

Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 4)

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-friendly” Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 4: Breakfast at Larut Matang Hawker Centre, Trong Leisure Farm, Dinner at Pusat Pengkalan Enam Enam 66 美食中心, Shopping at Aeon Ipoh Station 18) We had such a tiring day before we decided to wake up later…

Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 3)

This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-friendly” Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 3: Breakfast at Lian Thong Restaurant, Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory, Port Weld town, roadside tauhuay beancurd dessert, Xin Lee Wee Kuala Sepetang River Cruise to mangrove swamp, eagle-sighting & fish farm, Matang Mangrove Boardwalk, lunch at Pizza Hut, dessert…

Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 2) 

This is post 2 of 5 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-friendly” Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 2: Breakfast at Kum Loong Restaurant, Taiping Zoo, Lunch at Taiping Mall, Antong Coffee Mill, Spritzer Ecopark and Factory Tour, Greeneries Memorial Park, Prima Restaurant, Taiping Sentral Mall and Tesco) After a dimsum breakfast at Kum Loong restaurant, we set off for…

Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 1)

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-friendly” Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 1: Flight to Ipoh, Lunch at Giant Bowl, Car to Taiping, Walkabout at Taiping Town, Taiping Wet Market, Taiping Clock Tower, Taiping Lake Gardens, Taman Tasik Food Centre, Taiping Mall) Ipoh is one of my new favourite places,…