December 1, 2018

The scent of freshly damp soil and young hibiscuses overflowed the air as the sunrise farewelled the early monsoon, welcoming another cloudless day in paradise. As a true island-hedonist with a serious addiction to sea water and peach skies, celebrating a friend’s big...

June 2, 2018

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...

May 26, 2018

“ 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...

May 18, 2018

The public carpark entrance at 78 Moh Guan Terrace splits the horse-shoe shaped building in half, and the sight of each side is as distinct as olive oil and balsamic vinegar, yet together they are the perfect match of two diverse cultures, reminding what Singapore’s hi...

May 11, 2018

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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...

April 27, 2018

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...

April 24, 2018

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....

April 21, 2018

The smell of the ocean and the sound of Bossa Nova are ingrained in my genes along with soccer and carnaval. Growing up on the tropical shores of Brazil meant being constantly immersed in body surfing, popsicle licking, and hammock swinging activities from a very young...

April 21, 2018

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...

April 21, 2018

“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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