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Tiong Bahru and its Art Deco buildings
Brit Stuff

Great Italian food in…a Tiong Bahru kopitiam

By On Thursday, 13 November 2014

We all know what a kopitiam is, right? Kopi-C, kaya toast and maybe some soft boiled eggs. Well, think again. A kopitiam (read ‘coffee shop’ if you’re still confused) over in Tiong… Read More

Mushrooms organically grown here in Singapore
Day Trips

Organically grown mushrooms…from SG

By On Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Singapore has a Popiah King, perhaps the time has now come to celebrate the understated professor, Dr Tan, who lies behind this country’s only fresh mushroom business which yields a rather staggering… Read More

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Neighbourhood Watch: The Bukit Batok Blow Dry

By On Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Eileen and I met when she ran a hair dressing salon at Ghim Moh; she did a roaring trade in very reasonable, beautifully executed blow dries. Cost Centre #1 (aka my oldest… Read More

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House & Home

The Camera Hospital

By On Friday, 5 September 2014

You should service and clean your camera once a year, apparently. Mine’s at least six years old and apart from wiping the front of the lense with my sleeve every now and… Read More

Food & Drink

Apple Pie of My Eye

By On Monday, 1 September 2014

This is a brilliant, cheat pud from a shop you have probably driven past countless times and never thought of stopping at. I have only discovered it fairly recently after being bought… Read More

Day in the Life

A Day in the Life: Elizabeth Acland, co-founder of E&A Interiors

By On Monday, 18 August 2014

I first met Elizabeth when she had just moved to Singapore and, in little over a year, she has made giant strides and set up her own interiors firm, E&A Interiors, along with her… Read More

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A New Twist on Preppy Stud Earrings

By On Thursday, 14 August 2014

I love wearing pearl earrings but worry that I look a bit of an Aunty/Sloane Ranger in them. I’m not sure which is worse. Bring on these puppies that are studs, but… Read More