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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Fountain @ Bugis Junction

An interesting place for kids. Parents beware. Always remember to avoid this place if you don't want to end up bargaining with your eager-to-wet kids. Unless of course, you are well informed and prepared.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Famous Hjh Salbiah's Nasi Lemak

It was a perfect Sunday morning. Warm, sunny, a little windy. Let's begin with a proper breakfast! Nasi lemak from the famous Hjh Salbiah at Changi Village Hawker Centre.

Nasi lemak at

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Where To Eat: Boon Hwa Food Centre

A typical food centre in Singapore. Also known as hawker centre = the name given to open-air complexes in Malaysia and Singapore housing many stalls that sell a variety of inexpensive food. They are typically found near public housing estates or transport hubs (such as bus interchanges or train stations).

Hawker centres sprung up in urban areas following the rapid urbanisation in the 1950s and 1960s. In many cases, they were built partly to address the problem of unhygienic food preparation by unlicensed street hawkers. More recently, they have become less ubiquitous due to growing affluence in the urban populations of Malaysia and Singapore. Particularly in Singapore, they are increasingly being replaced by food courts, which are indoor, air conditioned versions of hawker centres located in shopping malls and other commercial venues.
In the 1950s and 1960s, hawker centres were considered to be a venue for the less affluent. They had a reputation for unhygienic food, partly due to the frequent appearance of stray domestic pets and pests. To make matters worse, many hawker centres were poorly managed by their operators, often lacking running water and proper facilities for cleaning. More recently, hygiene standards have improved, with pressure from the local authorities. This includes the implementation of licensing requirements, where a sufficient standard of hygiene is required for the stall to operate, and rewarding exceptionally good hygiene. Upgrading or reconstruction of hawker centres was initiated in the late 1990s in Singapore. At the same time, hawker centres were renamed food centres.
The hawker centres in Singapore are owned by three government bodies, namely the National Environment Agency (NEA) under the parent Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Housing and Development Board (HDB) and JTC Corporation. All the centres, in turn, are managed by NEA.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Fried Wantan

Available at Sakura Halal Restaurant, opposite Raffles Place MRT station. Tastes good!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ambar and Sea

My friend Ambar loves to travel so much.
It will be a very rare occasion seeing her like this anymore.
Fixed looking to the blue of the sea, sitting on white sandy beach with her beloved and battered Nikon D70.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Warteg @ Pulau Ubin

This shop sells beverages and hot meals like mee siam, instant noodle, and sometimes lontong with thick coconut gravy.
You can find this shop easily at Pulau Ubin.