Enjoying the Laksa and Zui Kueh at Pasar Tiong Bahru

The Story of YC’s Tiong Bahru Murals

When the public tags me on their Instagram or Facebook photos taken at the Tiong Bahru murals, I feel encouraged and recognised, even if I haven’t signed off on the murals yet. I will sign them off soon, probably with poetry to explain the painted scenes. Looking back, I’m so glad I persevered to materialise these… Read more »

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Pop & Dob’s Hanoi to Shanghai

Earlier on, I posted several photos on Facebook and Instagram of our Father-Daughter backpacking trip from Hanoi overland to Shanghai. I only posted photos because no thousand words or poem could describe how beautiful the places are. Click here for Photo Album of Pop&Dob’s Hanoi to Shanghai  For this blog post, I’ll focus on writing about… Read more »

“Coffee Story” – 29 Sultan Gate (A.R.C. Café) – created Dec 2015

“Coffee Story” Mural Art

The title of this mural is ‘Coffee Story’, but rather than writing about the details of the various coffee aroma, history and art of coffee brewing (best left to the baritas), I’ll share a little story of the joy and challenges of making this “cup of coffee”, the largest cup I’ve ever made! After the… Read more »

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“Provision Shop” Mural Art

A one-of-its kind provision shop has just opened at Everton Road! Tucked away in a corner shophouse at the fringe of a busy financial district, nonchalant to large supermarkets and convenient stores, its towkay neo and her hardworking team run their little provision shop literally ’round the clock’. Here, you can buy traditional dried food… Read more »

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YC’s Travel Map

Travel Map Overview I like travelling, especially to new places. While most travel buffs have a TripAdvisor, Matador or similar digital travel maps with their “been there, going there…” pinned on the digital globe, I have made a very special one for myself. Special because it truly reflects my personal experiences seeing the world with… Read more »

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“Kampung” Mural Art

Just as Singapore’s Kampongs are fast disappearing, a new yet rustic Kampong has mysteriously sprouted up on mainland Singapore! Nestled within a coconut grove, A Malay family and a Chinese family live side by side in their traditional air-cooled wooden houses. The fragrance of durians, rambutan and bananas fill the air. A lazy cat nonchalantly… Read more »

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The Lantern Maker

When we were little kids, my siblings and I always looked forward to the Mid-Autumn Festival. On that night, we could carry lanterns and play with our neighbours in the labyrinth of dark dingy back-alleys of Chinatown. In groups, our candle lit lanterns would float about in the darkness like giant fireflies. The boys usually… Read more »

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Inspiration from Cantonese Opera

As a little boy, I used to follow my second aunt to watch Cantonese operas (粵劇, more commonly called 大戏 , literally means “big wayang show”). She was a fan, she still is. Growing up in Chinatown in the 70s and 80s, I had abundant opportunities to watch Cantonese operas. They were staged on the streets, almost all… Read more »

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Whizzing through Saigon

Whizzing through the haphazzard traffic on “our motor bikes”, the winds blew against our faces, carrying the aroma of Bánh mì (crispy bread), Phở (noodles), Sườn Nướng (grilled pork ribs), Xôi (glutinous rice) and Chè (tapioca desserts) to our noses. Our sights were smudged by the overlapping choices of colourful souvenirs. Our ears deafened by touting, bargaining and the… Read more »

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Cao Đài Temple – Fusion of Religions under One Roof

Under One Roof Over a hundred devotees lined the floor of the elongated temple hall. Dressed in white, they sat cross legged and facing the Divine Eye altar, the men on the right and the ladies on the left of the hall. Whenever the gong sounded, they stood up, knelt and bowed. Their white flowing… Read more »

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  • Enjoying the Laksa and Zui Kueh at Pasar Tiong Bahru

    The Story of YC’s Tiong Bahru Murals

    When the public tags me on their Instagram or Facebook photos taken at the Tiong Bahru murals, I feel encouraged and recognised, even if I haven’t signed off on the murals yet. I will sign them off soon, probably with poetry to explain the painted scenes. Looking back, I’m so glad I persevered to materialise these… Read more »

  • IMG_8136

    Pop & Dob’s Hanoi to Shanghai

    Earlier on, I posted several photos on Facebook and Instagram of our Father-Daughter backpacking trip from Hanoi overland to Shanghai. I only posted photos because no thousand words or poem could describe how beautiful the places are. Click here for Photo Album of Pop&Dob’s Hanoi to Shanghai  For this blog post, I’ll focus on writing about… Read more »

  • “Coffee Story” – 29 Sultan Gate (A.R.C. Café) – created Dec 2015

    “Coffee Story” Mural Art

    The title of this mural is ‘Coffee Story’, but rather than writing about the details of the various coffee aroma, history and art of coffee brewing (best left to the baritas), I’ll share a little story of the joy and challenges of making this “cup of coffee”, the largest cup I’ve ever made! After the… Read more »

  • DSCN1493

    “Provision Shop” Mural Art

    A one-of-its kind provision shop has just opened at Everton Road! Tucked away in a corner shophouse at the fringe of a busy financial district, nonchalant to large supermarkets and convenient stores, its towkay neo and her hardworking team run their little provision shop literally ’round the clock’. Here, you can buy traditional dried food… Read more »

  • Thumnail

    YC’s Travel Map

    Travel Map Overview I like travelling, especially to new places. While most travel buffs have a TripAdvisor, Matador or similar digital travel maps with their “been there, going there…” pinned on the digital globe, I have made a very special one for myself. Special because it truly reflects my personal experiences seeing the world with… Read more »

  • feature

    “Kampung” Mural Art

    Just as Singapore’s Kampongs are fast disappearing, a new yet rustic Kampong has mysteriously sprouted up on mainland Singapore! Nestled within a coconut grove, A Malay family and a Chinese family live side by side in their traditional air-cooled wooden houses. The fragrance of durians, rambutan and bananas fill the air. A lazy cat nonchalantly… Read more »

  • P1130530

    The Lantern Maker

    When we were little kids, my siblings and I always looked forward to the Mid-Autumn Festival. On that night, we could carry lanterns and play with our neighbours in the labyrinth of dark dingy back-alleys of Chinatown. In groups, our candle lit lanterns would float about in the darkness like giant fireflies. The boys usually… Read more »

  • IMG_6477 (2)

    Inspiration from Cantonese Opera

    As a little boy, I used to follow my second aunt to watch Cantonese operas (粵劇, more commonly called 大戏 , literally means “big wayang show”). She was a fan, she still is. Growing up in Chinatown in the 70s and 80s, I had abundant opportunities to watch Cantonese operas. They were staged on the streets, almost all… Read more »

  • DSCN0361

    Whizzing through Saigon

    Whizzing through the haphazzard traffic on “our motor bikes”, the winds blew against our faces, carrying the aroma of Bánh mì (crispy bread), Phở (noodles), Sườn Nướng (grilled pork ribs), Xôi (glutinous rice) and Chè (tapioca desserts) to our noses. Our sights were smudged by the overlapping choices of colourful souvenirs. Our ears deafened by touting, bargaining and the… Read more »

  • DSCN1150 (1)

    Cao Đài Temple – Fusion of Religions under One Roof

    Under One Roof Over a hundred devotees lined the floor of the elongated temple hall. Dressed in white, they sat cross legged and facing the Divine Eye altar, the men on the right and the ladies on the left of the hall. Whenever the gong sounded, they stood up, knelt and bowed. Their white flowing… Read more »