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The unusal district of Singapore: 7 hidden gems in Geylang to discover

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Located at center-east of Singapore, Geylang can be considered as a very unusual district in town. It’s  a heaven for people loving frog-porridge  and other local delights. It is also a never-ending massive construction site and a part of it also happens to be a red-light district. People say that Geylang is very busy and they might be right. But in between this hustle and bustle, you will be surprised to find many places to hang out and have a good time. Here are 7 hidden gems for you to check out!

Come down to Lorong Geylang 29 to see that this street has no residential houses but only temples side by side. Lor 29 is iconic, but throughout Geylang, religious buildings and associations can be found at almost each corner.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Read More

Lazy Sunday in old town

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Yong Siak street is located in the old neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru in Singapore, now becoming one the the hippest area in town {or in the world? – listed by Vogue as “coolest neighbourhood”}. But it’s not the reason why it gained my heart! Actually, Yong Siak is small and short, and you probably won’t need more than 5 minutes to walk up and down the street.

However, I always spend more than 5 minutes here, often the whole afternoon to be exact. I call this place “Magical Yong Siak”, because it has everything to sweeten my lazy Sundays in old town.

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Experience the world through images – World Press Photo 2014

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The Raffles Hotel Singapore has an impressive architecture and  it is currently hosting the 57th edition of World Press Photo 2014 contest until Feb 1st. I visited the exhibition last week and can hardly describe all the emotions triggered by the chosen 150 breathtaking photographs.

The World Press Photo is a photojournalism exhibition and seems to mostly cover social and political issues. Most of the time, the powerful photographs are impressing, moving and sometimes disturbing. It is hard to see the conflicts, disorders and disasters that people went through. And it is even harder to accept the cruelty prevailing in many parts of the world.

But it is also about different moments in life, forms of living – be it sadness or joy, childhood or mariage, gay or heterosexuality. The topics are vast and diverse. And it’s solely the power of images that give us insights about things that we might not experience.

I am therefore so thankful this exhibition was brought to the public of Singapore.

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