Tag Archives: Singapore

Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew: A Man of Great Love

It has been well over a year since I last updated this blog (for reasons I may or may not one day divulge), and as I sit here in my living room watching the funeral procession of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, I can’t help but put pen to paper or, erm, fingers to […]

27 Crushing Moments Of A Fresh Grad’s Job Hunt

1. It’s the end of your final semester, you’ve finished your last paper and you’re elated! You’ve got a grad trip planned and some money set aside to tide you over while you take your time searching for a job – life has never been better. 2. But when the excitement of finally putting 15 years […]

25 Amazingly Cool Records Held By Singapore/ Singaporeans

1. The world’s largest cupcake mosaic Who would’ve thought the cupcake craze would’ve put Singapore on the map? Made out of 20,000 cupcakes and measuring 110.60 square metres, the world’s largest cupcake mosaic was created by the Ayer Rajah Community Centre Youth Club, Shatec Institute and other volunteers in Singapore on 29 July 2012. 2. […]

18 Awesome Street Snacks From Singapore’s Past

Of course, these can still be found in places like Bugis Street, Chinatown, Pasar Malams, the occasional cart here and there, and in various parts of Malaysia, but it’s nice to relive these memories anyway. 1. Ding Dang Tang, also known as kok kok candy, which gets its name from the sound made when hacking […]

32 Bizarre Superstitions and Old Wives’ Tales in Singapore

1. When you rub a hard-boiled egg over your bruise, the blue-black colour will transfer onto the egg and make the bruise go away. 2. If you point at the moon, you’ll get a cut behind your ear. 3. Drinking papaya milk will give you bigger boobs. 4. Leaving bits of rice in your rice […]

19 Signs From Chinese New Year That You’re All Grown Up Now. Furreal.

1. Greeting your elders and swapping oranges during Chinese New Year (CNY) doesn’t freak you out any longer. 2. Plus, buying new clothes and receiving red packets aren’t the most thrilling parts of CNY anymore. 3. Though CNY goodies definitely still top the list (because pineapple tarts and bak kwa are frikkin’ amazing). 4. When […]

The Infinite Amount of Times Singaporeans Really Looked Out For Each Other

Okay, so maybe sometimes we don’t help people who drop their laptops or whatever. But I like to think that Singaporeans are generally good, kind-hearted, compassionate people. I’m not proud of many of our policies but let’s not forget that it’s not just ridiculously priced HDB flats or a lack of minimum wage that make Singapore, […]

21 Times Lee Hsien Loong Totally Nailed The Whole Social Media Thing

It’s always a risk posting anything remotely positive about the Singapore government – the anti-gov sentiments are so darn strong online! But I can’t help but marvel at prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s social media efforts. From food pics to humblebraggin’ posts, LHL’s various social media accounts have got all of them covered. Seriously. Props […]

8 Reasons Why It’s Okay For National Service Men To Sing About Rape

Just a little bit of context: AWARE Singapore (a women’s rights group in Singapore) was alerted by seven National Service (NS) men to a verse of  Purple Light, an army marching song, that went like: “Booking out, see my girlfriend Saw her with another man Kill the man, rape my girlfriend With my rifle and […]

20 Signs You Really, Really Hate People

1. The idea of getting your ass out of bed, dressing up and stepping out of your front door is just 2. When you take public transport, you can’t help but think: 3. You’re on your way to meet a friend and then you get a text from her saying she’s brought a tag-along. This […]