Category Archives: Uniquely Singapore

“How do you and your kids enjoy life in Singapore?”

I’ve recently been emailing with a potential expat. I had a number of Singaporean expats respond to my emails, answer questions, and generally be a great resource for our move. Some of them are now irl friends (or were and … Continue reading

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River Hong Bao 2015 Opening Night

In a fit of insanity I took Elanor and Rhi to River Hong Bao 2015 on opening  night (Tuesday Feb 17). The entrance if you’re coming from the carnival rides The massive tableau that celebrates SG50. Elanor and Rhi are … Continue reading

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Photos)

I’m currently taking a photography class with Noodle Photography, and last Friday Paul and I worked on Aperture Priority mode at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown.  The first four photos are from class, the second four were taken … Continue reading

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Thaipusam 2015

Thaipusam is a very moving Hindu holiday (celebrated primarily by Tamil observers) in which devotees carry kavadis (or burdens) from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple in a show of faith. Some of these are small jars, but … Continue reading

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Bukit Batok Nature Preserve

Recently Claire and I visited the Bukit Batok Nature Preserve. Developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988, Bukit Batok Nature Park features stunning views and crystal clear waters. Serene and tranquil, it is an ideal place for a peaceful … Continue reading

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Her mother tongue isn’t Tamil

***A quick note of explanation before I get into the post.  English is the language of instruction in Singapore.  However, all students must take a second language–called a Mother Tongue  (henceforce I’ll refer to it as MT) language.*** I recently … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lantern Walk 2014

E had an Elsa lantern, so she wore her Elsa gown.  Rhi had a Rapunzel lantern, so she wore the Rapunzel gown. Lanterns above the road The girls in front of the giant Lantern Bellydancers Singer with fan dancers Releasing … Continue reading

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