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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

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


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

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


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