They’re in the suburbs, but they’re a concrete jungle on their own. A local friend once told me that they looked ‘communist’. Most of them have almost exactly the same roof height and design; if not for the perpetual sunshine and humidity, it might be the most drab urban landscape you see. Which of course, … More Singapore: what makes us dribble? (2)
Walk down Holland Road at any given hour and pass by the ultra-modern townhouses, hidden behind veils of trees. Caucasian families exercise along the paths at any given time of day, in between dropping their kids off at nearby international schools before heading off to work at the embassies within the area. It’s no surprise … More Singapore: Hidden Homes on Holland Road
HISTORY HAS A strange way of surviving in Singapore. In its watershed economic golden age, Singaporeans seemed to have neglected relics of their past by demolishing many of their oldest and most established areas in the name of development. Take a look at the holistic image of its skyline – build upon the site of … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Bugis?
THE REGULAR CROWD at Strangers’ Reunion gives the coffee joint a cosmopolitan and hipster-like feel. Step inside the refurbished peranakan terrace briefly and you would probably think you were in San Francisco or Melbourne. The prime clientele of twentysomethings with make-up and trendy accessories – bags and laptops abound – sips their cappuccinos to accompany homemade … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Tiong Bahru?