Category: Travel Blog

  • George – Katong Laksa at 1 Telok Kurau Road

    Have you eaten Katong Laksa before? I mean the real Katong Laksa? I mean the legally correct Katong Laksa?  🙂 This is George, the second generation hawker who now sell laksa at a small coffee shop at 1 Telok Kurau Road. His father started selling laksa in 1955 and George took over in 1982. They […]

  • Pak Hamid – Geylang Briyani Stall

    Today, I had a craving for mutton briyani (again) for my lunch. This is the third time in two weeks. 🙂 I have few favourites and one of them is this Geylang Briyani at stall #02-146 on the second floor of Geylang Serai Market. Pak Hamid, the owner and the chef, is a very friendly […]

  • How Singapore Marina Bay has changed from 2005 to 2017

    In December 2005, I went up to Benjamin Sheares bridge to photograph the Singapore skyline with the Marina Bay in the foreground and the Shenton Way and Raffles Place business districts in the background. Then, there was no development yet between where I stood  and the sky-scraping buildings in the background. Only water and part […]

  • Sungei Road Flea Market – Singapore Vanishing Trade

    Sungei Road Flea Market – Singapore Vanishing Trade

    The well known Singapore’s Sungei Road flea market, also known as Thieves Market, is counting down to its final day. The Government has announced that 10 July 2017 will be the final day of operation of this oldest flea market in Singapore. Started in 1930s, during its heyday, the place was also known as Robinson Petang […]

  • Thaipusam Festival in Singapore 2017

    Thaipusam Festival in Singapore 2017

    Thaipusam is a festival celebrated mostly by the Hindu Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January or February). It is observed mainly in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as Singapore, Malaysia and of course, India. Because of some supernatural rituals involving body piercing […]