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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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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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Hotel Vagabond Review – Luxury, Art & Rhinoceros

Check-in over a golden rhino’s back. Get lifted up to your room between two grand tusked elephants. Have dinner under a golden tree, its resplendence fanning out across the ceiling. Sip cocktails face-to-face with a gold monkey as poised as a Pharaoh. Art richly colours every space of Hotel Vagabond, elevating the boutique hotel into an almost theatrical space for …

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Deepavali – A Festival of Lights

On 10 November this year, Hindus all across the globe will celebrate Deepavali, or Diwali as it’s also known, the ancient Festival of Lights commemorated annually between mid-October and mid-November. Not surprisingly, and as the name suggests, it’s the biggest and brightest festival in India, where the celebration originated. Here in Malaysia, Deepavali is the …

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