What is it about beautiful displayed food that can get people hooked on social media, aggregating food bloggers and everyday humans an incredibly large number of followers? We have all noticed that across social media channels, more than ever before people have been hi...

“ I was born in Singapore to an Indian father and a Malay mother, in 1945. The island has changed a lot since my early days,” says security guard Gunalan Ramaiah. “When working as a guard, life can get quite boring. I used to deliver room service food at the Shangri-la...

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After almost 5 years of living in Singapore, I’ve had no choice but to gather that a typical day on the equator is not complete without the foreseeable afternoon pour. When the torrential storm is over, and the sun gashes through the...

So here is the thing. I would never have found this topic interesting if wasn’t for my love for Miang Kham, a traditional Thai street snack I’m totally obsessed about. After eating the appetiser countless times at Thai restaurants in Singapore, I naturally decided to m...

I was born in the seventies, but my first childhood memories of pineapples were from the iconic, 1930s singer Carmen Miranda. I remember watching, mesmerised, the Portuguese/Brazilian dancing her way into Hollywood fame, while wearing enormous and striking fruit hats....

The aroma of simmering onion invaded my bedroom suddenly, like a child’s call after a bad dream. The soft light filtered from the sides of the curtains made my squinting eyes guess it was anytime between dawn and sunrise. Except for quiet sizzling sounds escaping from...

“It’s not a wedding, let’s call it vow renewals,” said my sister. 

Ana and Rodrigo had been living together for seventeen years, so the idea of making the relationship official came from Flora, their vivacious eight-year-old daughter. 

To minimise my agitation during the...

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For a person like me whose biggest addiction is a strong espresso, I was perturbed, to say the least, when my then fifty-five-year-old mother announced she was joining União do Vegetal (Vegetable Union), a Brazilian religion where members take part of...

I’ve never been drawn to meals striving to replicate Picasso’s paintbrush strokes on a plate. There’s no question food is a form of art, yet, finding a restaurant in Singapore that serves simplicity, comfort, value for money, quality and good service, is almost as comp...

I was born with an incredibly strong sense of smell, which ignites envy in other plain humans.  What comes with this superpower is the unconscious tendency to associate familiar smells to past memories. Living in tropical Asia for the past 5 years, the smell that comes...

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