This post is long overdue and in the spirit of Singapore Grand Prix 2011, an event I hope to visit someday, it’s still not too late to unveil the only copy of the limited edition Singapore GP Coffee Table Book in Brunei Darussalam (confirmed by Singapore Tourism Board). The package arrived while I was in Jakarta for an ASEAN Basketball League assignment. I understand this is one of only 500 copies in print worldwide. I cannot thank STB and SingaporeGP enough for this exclusive gift!
This book thunders through those round-the-clock events and how Singapore made them all possible. Before a single Formula One engine revs on Singapore soil, immense preparatory ground work must be done, such as the building of the circuit lighting infrastructure and the repaving of roads. The marketers shift into overdrive — drumming up interest and raising publicity.
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Some of my friends who follow my tweets were pretty shocked to read tweet after tweet about my “shopping spree” in Singapore recently. Rightly so considering I’ve never been one to indulge and share so openly yet after having done so, it feels strangely liberating. Perhaps women, the gender we typically label as shopaholics, have known all along the therapeutic effects of retail indulgence!
Starting out as a family business in 1970 at the Singapore Newton Hawker Centre, Thye Hong Hokkien Mee now specialize in local favourites such as Fried Prawn Noodles, Char Kway Teow and Fried Oyster Omelette. What sets this stall apart is the Opeh leaves on which their foods are served.
Good morning Monday! Breakfast at Tiong Bahru kopitiam. Having Sum Long Teo Chew Braised Duck with noodle-kway teow 'kahwin'. #fb
Din Tai Fung is an award-winning restaurant originating in Taiwan, specialising in xiaolongbao (small steamed buns).Outside its native Taiwan, Din Tai Fung also has its restaurant chains in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and Thailand. My first Din Tai Fung experience was at BAITS, Resorts World Sentosa.