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5 things you didn’t know about Singapore on GoSeeWrite

In Go See Write, Singapore, Singapore Shorts by Jaclynn Seah4 Comments

This is an article originally written for Go See Write, where its owner Michael Hodson has kindly invited me to share some of my occasional thoughts on travel from an Asian perspective on a regular sort of basis. I’m not like most travel bloggers out there, who travel or blog full-time and have the luxury of a flexible schedule. Like most other folk out there, I have a full-time job, which gives me the money to travel, but severely limits how much I can do so with a fixed number of leave days. It’s easy to get sucked into work …

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Chope! The Quirks of Singapore’s Kopitiam Culture

In Singapore, Singapore Shorts by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Americans have their Starbucks and Europeans have their coffeehouses, but you can’t call yourself a true-blue Singaporean unless you can walk into a neighbourhood kopitiam (literally, ‘coffee shop’ in Singlish) and order a litany of drinks in a lingo that would be frankly baffling to the rest of the world. You know you’ve spent enough time in Singapore when you can identify what Kopi C Siu Dai is or what goes into a scary purple ABC juice*. (*Scroll to the bottom if you have no idea what these drinks are!) The folk from the Little Drom Store put together these …