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Ramly Burger Meets Rainbow Brite at Geylang Serai Bazaar for Ramadan 2017

I have many memories of visiting the Geylang Serai Bazaar with my family during the annual lead up to Hari Raya. It’s a well-loved tradition in Singapore, with Singaporeans of all cultural backgrounds flocking down for all the delicious Malay kuih-kuih, vadeh, beautiful baju, curtains, cushions…and eating Ramly burger until jelak. It is of course …

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Balestier Heritage Trail Part II: Playing ‘Local Tourist’ Exploring Singapore History

Did you know that Singapore played an important role in Sun Yat Sen’s revolutionary movement in China? I had no clue! I only discovered this over a weekend exploring the Balestier Heritage Trail. Can’t say I’ve had any excuse to visit Balestier before, it’s actually quite interesting if you pay attention. Particularly if you enjoy history and …

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Balestier Heritage Trail Part I: Playing ‘Local Tourist’ for a Weekend of Good Food

For anyone who is a foodie with a taste for Singaporean dishes, mark the Balestier Heritage Trail on your map of places to go for fatty-bom-bom weekend adventures. As the name suggests, the Balestier heritage trail features a stretch of buildings that have an interesting role in our country’s history — old temples, film studios and traditional …

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Safety Pin Wounds & Ladoo Cheeks – A Funny Step-by-Step Guide on How Singaporeans Really Celebrate Deepavali

The triumph of light over darkness. That’s what the festival of Deepavali is all about. For Singaporeans who celebrate this Hindu festival, it is a busy time of year with lots of festivities but also lots of preparation. Here’s a step-by-step guide, with a few funny true-to-life quips, of what happens every year when Deepavali …

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