Bumboats and Bicycles – A Day On Pulau Ubin

Apparently the Singapore of 40 years ago was besieged by bicycle hire shops. That’s if the often-used description of Pulau Ubin is to be believed. Pulau Ubin is a.

8 years ago

The Mystery of the Bootscootin’ Singapore Senior Citizens

The standout is a snake-hipped old guy in a black shirt, Cuban heels and 10-gallon hat. He knows all eyes are on him and he knows why. He’s the.

8 years ago

Jurong Frog Farm – BYO Prince

We took our own princes to Singapore’s┬áJurong Frog Farm. We had one prince each when we set out. And a tiny princess. We weren’t sure how many princes we’d.

8 years ago

The Battle of the Indian Aunties

The renovation of a tired Singapore highrise has ended the battle of the Indian aunties, a dispute created out of thin air that’s provided hours of entertainment for me.

8 years ago

Attack of the Asian Baby Snatchers

Once they spot the baby there’s no escape. They work themselves up from gasps and oohs and titters, gradually building the courage to creep forward. Soon they are crowding.

9 years ago

Celebrity Chef, Baby Shoes And Chicken Rice

“The baby is wearing shoes today,” the kindly 50ish waitress remarks mid-way through our dinner. “Yes, and pants. I was home this afternoon,” I tell her. She supresses a.

9 years ago

The Mosquito Man Cometh

Brub. Brub. BrubbubBUBUBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Ripped out of a lovely dream, the throbbing buzz gives me an instant headache. For a millisecond I wonder what that god-awful noise is. I turn.

9 years ago

Dumpling Devotion In Singapore

Slippery steamed parcels, skewered and dipped into a salty-sweet sauce. Hot chewiness bursting onto taste buds, a soothing savory warmth. I’m a late starter in the school of dumpling.

9 years ago