Carpmael Street Bazaar by The Retro Factory

Vintage and retro flea markets have been one of my favourite places to visit, you never know what kind of treasures and interesting items that you can find at these markets. From my various travels overseas in the last two decades to different countries and studying in Australia, I always have a fun time visiting such vintage and retro flea markets. Back home in Singapore, I was introduced to Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market organised by The Retro Factory (maybe Q4 2016 or Q1 2017?) and I made new friends who are part of the community there! I also …

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Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

The Chinese Lunar New Year festive season at the start of every new year is arriving soon, in a few weeks time, we would be welcoming Chinese New Year on 5th February 2019, the first day of Chinese New Year 2019. In Singapore, things are in place at Chinatown, preparing to welcome the Year of the Pig with lots of events, festivities, activities and celebrations. The Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019 is organised by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KS CCC) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. On 20th January 2019, it would be the official light …

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Grandmother’s 2nd Year Anniversary Memorial Service

She was a matriarch that held 5 generations of her extended family together under her leadership, command and guidance, a small petite lady, she can be pretty fierce at times, however, we all knew that she loved and cared very deeply for her entire extended family, all the way to her great great grandchild. Everyone of us in the extended family felt a huge loss when she left us on 20th November 2016 (农历十月二十一). It was the start of a mourning period (I also wrote a personal heartfelt article for my paternal grandmother on her passing in Jan 2017)  with key …

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In an Instant: Polaroid at National Museum of Singapore

In today’s world of technology, internet and social media networks, in an instant,  with the power of smartphones and apps, photographs of almost anything and everything, can be captured and shared in an instant. Where is the origin of this modern instant photography? The origin of modern instant photography can be traced back to the late 1940s with the introduction of the Polaroid camera to the world. In an Instant: Polaroid at National Museum of Singapore, you can take a photography journey back in time to learn and explore the roots and origin of instant photography. Edwin Land: Scientist, Inventor, …

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Between The Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution

A special exhibition is now taking place at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, it’s titled “Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution”. This is a unique and very interesting exhibition, using satirical sketches to tell stories, spread a national movement and capture historical moments in time. Wan Qing CultureFest 2018  This special exhibition, Between the lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution, was officially launched together with Wan Qing CultureFest 2018 on 3rd November 2018. Visitors were able to catch wonderful performances during the launch event, bringing them back in time to the good old days. The theme for Wan …

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Launch of Malay CultureFest 2018 & Undangan ke Baitullah

The Malay CultureFest 2018 is back, it was officially launched on the 12th October 2018 at the Malay Heritage Centre by the Guest of Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore. Along with the launch of MalayCultureFest 2018, a special exhibition titled, “Undangan ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah / Kisah-kisah Haji dari Alam Melayu ke Makkah” was also launched together on the same day. Malay CultureFest 2018 This year’s Malay CultureFest 2018 focus on artistic expressions of devotion and faith, found throughout the Nusantara, in conjunction with the special exhibition titled, “Undangan ke …

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My Retro find at Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market

A month ago, I shared a photo on my Instagram, my retro find at Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market. I asked my followers/readers to make a guess which whisky flask bottle did I purchase? Today I am going to reveal the answer! My choice is this glass hip flask in leather case! Being a heritage, vintage and retro enthusiast/supporter myself, I always love flea markets and the regular retro flea market that I always visit is the Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market by Vintage Flea Market by the Retro Factory! If you love arts, craft and lifestyle products, …

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World Press Photo 2018 – Singapore Exhibition

The “Oscars of Photojournalism”, the World Press Photo (WPP) Exhibition is back in Singapore! Presented by The Straits Times, the World Press Photo (WPP) Exhibition 2018 features 161 prize-winning photographs that captured some of the most powerful, mind blowing and eye opener images around the world! The World Press Photo 2018 – Singapore Exhibition was officially launched on 5th October 2018 by Ms Chang Hwee Nee, CEO of the National Heritage Board at the National Museum of Singapore. Looking back, I can still remember visiting and covering World Press Photo Exhibitions in Singapore starting from World Press Photo 2013 – Singapore …

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Enter into The Little Prince In The Dark Collection

The Little Prince has been in Singapore for the past few months at the Singapore Philatelic Museum since June 2018. I had the opportunity to visit this exhibition during a media preview and I had a fun time there! This wonderful exhibition brings the young and old into another world through their stories and adventures. At the Little Prince exhibition, visitors would not be able to touch most of the artworks and artefacts on display inside this exhibition! Now, they can, when visitors enter into The Little Prince In The Dark Collection! There are six sculptures inside this special dark collection …

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Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Today, on the 24th September 2018, is Mid-Autumn Festival, first and foremost, I would like to wish all my readers 中秋节快乐,Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Over the weekend, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) organised Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 with many fun activities and events on 22nd and 23rd September 2018!   Mid-Autumn Festival is one of my favourite festivals, with the colourful lanterns and getting an opportunity to taste different mooncakes (although I don’t really eat a lot!) with Chinese tea, catching up with family, relatives and friends. At the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, we can see extended families coming down together …

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