Since we lived near this shopping centre, we had the good fortune to be able to experience live lion dance performances over Chinese New Year here performed by different troupes. The performances were really awesome because the lions had to do tricks and stunts on poles two metres off the
Reunion dinner is a major and important affair for a Chinese family. It is a time where family members gather and well, reunite, over a good meal. More often than not, those living overseas return to Singapore in time for reunion dinner (or lunch) and stay on to celebrate Chinese
Chinese New Year is around the corner once again! If you get invited to a friend's house for a CNY gathering, here's what you can expect!
1. Having a steamboat dinner
Singaporeans love steamboat. It's probably one of the easiest kind of meals to prepare for a group of people without messing
YU SHENG | LO HEI
Yu Sheng is a colourful dish comprising of raw fish (Yu Sheng 鱼生) (salmon more often than not), grated carrots, radish, red pepper, jellyfish, sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, pomelo, dried orange peel, crackers and a handful of condiments including five spice powder, plum sauce and vinegar.
Chinatown is a must-visit when you are in Singapore during the CNY period. Some of the roads will be closed and makeshift stalls are set up to create a night market for vendors to sell CNY wares such as snacks and decorative items. The roads in the area are
Red is IN, black is OUT
Bright and cheery colours are welcome for the festive season, especially the colour red. As the story goes, there was a creature named Nian which went around terrorising the people. However, the people discovered that Nian was afraid of the colour red and ran away
Most of these snacks appear once a year during Chinese New Year (CNY) so who cares if three pineapple tarts is equal to eating one bowl of rice? If you go CNY visiting, all these snacks will be laid out like a buffet. You will find these snacks being sold
@Little India Singapore (nearest MRT: Little India station)
Deepavali is a major celebration for the Hindu community and it normally falls within October or November. This year it falls on 22nd October according to the Hindu calendar.
We had always thought that Deepavali was like a New Year celebration for Indians. Lol~
If you are thinking about living in Singapore, these are some things you can expect (or prepare yourself for) and get used to!
1. Eating when you are not hungry
People here are passionate about food. Eating is a passion. It is true that eating is THE past time here and people
If you're planning to settle in Singapore with your family, here's an overview of how the education in system works here.
Preschool education is commonplace and parents send their children for pre-nursery/playschool (at age 3), nursery (at age 4) and kindergarten (5-6 years old). School fees pretty much depend on how
To say that you have been to Singapore, you really need to have at least one meal in a coffeeshop (aka Kopitiam). Overseas, a coffeeshop might mean a place to chill out and to have a cappuccino at. Well in Singapore, locals have their meals at coffeeshops and the ambiance
@ Marina Bay Floating Platform
Thank God for NDP tickets at the last minute! It was good fun joining 27,000 Singaporeans at the Marina Bay Floating Platform on 9 August to watch the National Day Parade. Happy 48th birthday Singapore!
The Mid Autumn Festival aka Mooncake Festival aka Lantern Festival is celebrated among the Chinese in Singapore. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar (in September or October). The myth has it that ten suns arose in the past, and a man
@ Geylang Serai in Singapore
How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Paya Lebar station on the green line. When you get out of the train station you will see an outdoor market. It's hard to get lost - follow the row of stalls, crowds or the brightly
80% of the people live in public housing, or what is known in Singapore as HDB flats. HDB stands for Housing Development Board, which manages public housing.
In 1960, HDB was established along with the newly elected government then to address the serious housing shortage. Because of the limited land