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...

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...

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...

It was 8 o’clock in the morning when David looked at his mobile phone’s incessant ring. He didn’t recognised the caller’s number, yet he answered it as usually it could be someone trying to reach him with a last minute work related issue before his plane took off.  

“Go...

“Mazel Tov," shouted Singapore’s chief Rabbi, proudly, concluding  a circumcision ceremony on the early morning of January 2015. As I leave the traditional Jewish naming of a baby boy’s eight day of life, I get stuck into heavy traffic. I look outside my car’s window a...

As I settle down into the narrow seat of the aged, two-propeller, Burmese aircraft, I plug a favourite Pink Floyd song into my ears, distracting the swarm of butterflies performing large loops in my stomach. The plane takes off on time, and I’m as grateful for the blue...

A spoonful of vattalappam (baked custard) is all I need to confirm my Portuguese roots are still ingrained in Sri Lanka’s table. Besides some of the recipes, I notice yet uncanny resemblances to my Brazilian background, such as the colonial architecture, people’s and s...

During my recent visit to Da Nang, in Central Vietnam, known for its long stretch of beach on the coast of South China Sea and for history as a French colonial port, I had the pleasure to chat about French influences in modern Vietnamese food to Intercontinental Sun Pe...

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