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A Small Town called Binjai 〜 Part 1: The Three Old Streets

I live in a small town in North Sumatra. It’s called Binjai. Many have said that there is nothing special about this old town. Some may come here for its delicious food, but those who live here often seek entertainment elsewhere. 998 more words

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5 Things You May Not Know About Batiks - Hayden Ng

1. There are many uses for batiks and they include making of sarongs, embroideries and altar cloths.

2. Batik altar cloths have been traditionally used in many occasions like Chinese New Year, weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. 149 more words

Lifestylist

straits cafe at hotel rendezvous, bras basah


ok, so I promise this the last of chinese new food-related posts for this year at least; but this post was sitting forlornly in the drafts folder, and I thought to share. 311 more words

Food

Peranakan Museum

This Saturday I went out to explore the culture side of Singapore on a more in depth level. Culture in Singapore is everywhere, and the diversity makes Singapore a very interesting place to be. 381 more words

Sites

Katong Antique House

This article was originally written as a contribution to Atlas Obscura. The article on the website has been edited by the Atlas Obscura editors, however the one below is the original article. 381 more words

Heritage

Melaka: A little taste on the Nyonya

I happened to go Melaka in a good sunny Saturday. The peranakan culture is actually one of those interesting heritage that still being carried on nowadays. 70 more words

Travel

On the Trail of the Phoenix - An Insight to the Guided Tours @ The Intan


After my night account to the Intan in January, I had the privilege of visiting this private museum again twice over the last two months under the kind invitation of its owner, Baba Alvin Yapp. 1,526 more words

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