Singapura

A River called Serangoon Sungei

I was out and running this morning along the Sungei Serangoon. A river that plays an important part in this nation’s water conservation efforts. Because of the island’s geographical limitation they’re forced to trap rain and sewage water for reuse. Singapore aim to be fully water self-sufficient in the future. I come from a country abundant with natural water resource and yet […]

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Newsy

Holed up down in Sabah

As of the moment, the Sultanate of Sulu supporters are holed up in Sabah. Surrounded by Malaysian troops. Communication and food lines had been severed. Let’s hope that this ends well without anyone getting hurt. They’ve decided to go there and “reclaim” what to them is “ancestral lands”. This claim is based on the Sultanate […]

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Singapura

The Island of Pulao Ubin and The Kampong

  Pulao Ubin is perhaps the last place in Singapore where vestiges of the old kampong life in its pure form could still be seen. Kampong (or Kampung) are traditional Malayan villages typically made up of a mosque, rice fields and houses set on stilts. The kampong and the pre-Filipino Barangay shares remarkable similarities essentially […]

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Pampanga | Singapura

Kain, Kain…

A friend recently informed me of his website that showcases the food culture of Pampanga.He has been touring people around historical sites in Intramuros for years that I was a bit surprised to find out that he’s as equally interested in regional food culture. There’s history in the food that we serve. Every local dish […]

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Malaysia

Lessons from the Malaysian Dutch Eurasians

While I was vacationing in Malaca I found out about the small Dutch Eurasian community. The Dutch was in Malaca for almost 200 years and these people are their descendants. Aside from their last names , the locals are said to still possess some unique  characteristics of their Dutch ancestors. Unfortunately for me, time ran […]

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Historia

Historic Malacca (Part 2)

Museum Gallore A day is not enough to go around Malacca. There’s just so much to see so we decided to stay for another day. I’ve already scouted the area for economy hotel deals weeks before, so, I have some idea how much a night would cost. Our bus driver from Singapore advised us to […]

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