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Have You Walked Your Food Yet?

Must be the pandemic making people do strange things. Owner of House of Seafood, Francis Ng, believes that taking his crabs out for a walk is good for his customers. In June, he mentioned how he loves his crabs “the … Continue reading

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No Ma’am, I Don’t Want to Suck Anything

There is something about Chinese restaurants that makes me uncomfortable. First of all, the staff usually stand around near your table to see you eat. I guess the idea is that they are standing by to render assistance if needed, … Continue reading

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No, Please No!

In early June, Singaporeans flocked to Sembawang to view a rare blooming of a large glorious flower of an exotic plant known as the elephant foot yam. Within three days it was gone. Someone has cut the flower and stole … Continue reading

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Today – Published!

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Padang in Sleaze Central? No, Hell No!

Along Orchard Road is a seedy building reeking of semen; it is also known as Four Floors of Whores. Word has it that you can even get a blowjob at the carpark. In the basement of that building is a … Continue reading

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Butter in your Java? Why Not?

Back in 1974, Shi Pong Hsu, now 85, bought over a kopitiam (“kopi” is Malay for coffee and “tiam” is Hokkien for shop) by the name of Heap Seng Leong at 10 North Bridge Rd #01-5109, Singapore 190010 and it … Continue reading

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How to Ensure your Restaurant is Always Fully Booked

1. Rent a very small place – you can then publicize that your restaurant is cozy, intimate, exclusive and private. Most Singaporeans are “blur” (Singlish for “clueless”) and they will be impressed. 2. Hire an interior designer who specializes in … Continue reading

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Bristling with Fear

I heard a loud shriek from the kitchen. It was my mum screaming away. I was a kid then, and in all my childhood years, I have never heard anything like that; up until then, that is. I almost browned … Continue reading

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Want Some Ass?

Jian Qing gave me two boxes of candies made from donkey-hide gelatin. Donkey-hide gelatin has been a valuable and prominent part of traditional Chinese medicine. This ancient remedy is called “ejiao.” Historical Chinese medicinal texts prescribed donkey-hide gelatin for a … Continue reading

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Poor Hosts

Singaporeans need to up the standards of their hospitality. The last few times I was invited to homes of Singaporean friends for meals, the experiences were horrid. Dinner one recent Saturday evening was a typical example. Cold food lying there … Continue reading

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