Category Archives: general places

My commute

This post will be primarily of interest to non-Singaporeans.  I thought it might be fun to share some of what I see every morning on my commute to dropping the girls and Ravi off since most of my US friends/readers … Continue reading

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Hay Dairy Farm

In my quest to continue to explore Singapore, I decided to go visit Hay Dairy Farm–a goat farm here in Singapore. In 1920, Mr Hay Yak Tang came to Singapore at the age of 16 as a teacher of the … Continue reading

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River Hongbao 2014

We visited River Hongbao three times this year.  Once last Saturday, which I have no real pictures of, because I’d forgotten my camera battery at home (whoops).  I went last night to do some night photography of the lanterns.  Finally, … Continue reading

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Changi Museum (aka how little I know of Singaporean/Asian History)

The older I grow, the more I realize how little we are taught of history in the US Education System (at the bottom of the post I’ll give a detailed description of what we are taught).  Granted, there are constraints … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday:Sungei Buloh Mangrove Walk

My friend Claire and I have been talking and we have a new resolution–to explore a new part of Singapore each week (if possible, barring sick kids and job interviews and such).  This week we explored the Mangrove Walk at … Continue reading

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Going to the gym Boston vs Singapore

In Boston–before I had back surgery–I was a member at an all-women gym called Healthworks.  Here in Singapore–after hurting my back this past spring–I am now a member of an all-women gym called Phillip Wain.  Today I present you with … Continue reading

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Singapore Haze

Every year around September there are a few weeks of haze.  A very slight burning flavor in the air, and a bit of scratchiness in your throat, maybe some itching in the eyes.  The sky is overcast, and it’s an … Continue reading

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Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Last week when I injured my back, I headed to Gleneagles Hospital, which is the closest hospital to my condo.  Once it became clear I needed to be admitted, though, I ended up at Mount Elizabeth Novena.  Mt. E Novena … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday–Visitors!

Back in December we had our second (non-family) visitors-my college roommate Love and her mom.  Love was my college roommate and remains a good friend.  These day’s she’s a Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Mongolia.  Her mom lives in Southern … Continue reading

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Haw Par Villa (warning-some images are NSFW)

I have never dropped acid.  But thanks to Haw Par Villa, I think I can image what that must be like–because it’s the strangest trip I’ve ever taken. I may not do drugs, but these pandas definitely do… What is … Continue reading

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