Why is everything red and white? The 9th August is Singapore’s National Day!
One of the things we love about living in another country is discovering the different holiday traditions. We always really enjoy Singapore’s National Day Holiday – and this year we created some extra special recipes to celebrate!
We have been wanting to go on an adventure to Pulau Ubin island for years – but it took a three day break to give us the energy do it!
Pulau Ubin has been preserved, at least for now, because of the fragile ecosystems that still exist there. It is like time has stopped. There are some abandoned mines, and a small kampong village, and not much else. Paths and riding trails are spread all over the island, and you can rent a bike (super cheap and easy) and start exploring right away. Continue reading →
Have you celebrated Chinese New Year? This has become one of our favourite times of the year here in Singapore. It is the perfect opportunity to take some days off, spend time with family, and wish each other luck and success. It is also a time to spring clean, pay off debts, express gratitude, and celebrate. What a refreshing and happy way to start the year! We love it. Continue reading →
Welcome to our Halloween Art collection! We will be posting our original pictures as we creep towards October 31st – so enjoy the spooky festivities, and many handfuls of candy, and remember to check back again soon (don’t forget!). Happy Halloween!
One of the best luxuries is a fantastic bathroom. If any hotel, mall, rented room, or suburban home has a surprisingly awesome bathroom that makes you go “ooh!”, somehow the whole place seems fancier. So how about creating a green bathroom – literally – in your own private jungle?
You really should! This is Jicama, one of our absolute favourite vegetables – we always have one in the fridge… and most people don’t know even what it is! It is refreshing, crunchy, slightly sweet, and easy to prepare… you have to try it!
What are all these mooncakes and pomelos? And why is Chinatown covered in lanterns? It’s the Mid-Autumn festival! (Or ‘lantern’ or ‘mooncake’ festival…) We had never heard about this Chinese celebration before we moved to Singapore, and have really looked forward to it this year.