A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Month: April, 2021

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When your friends (different friends from the robot barista 😉) tempt you with a screen printing workshop then you realize it’s with the very talented artist Debbie from Talking Textiles that you have admired since you found out about her work when you just arrived in Singapore 5 years ago. It’s a win win situation.

I have made some progress since my last screen printing experience in Beijing some years ago.

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When your friend tell you to meet them at Ratio and you end up traveling to the future.

The barman and barista didn’t have much of a conversation 😂

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Bencoolen MRT station is the deepest MRT station in Singapore at 43m below street level.

The six-level underground station is only 22-meter wide as the space between buildings along the street is only 25 mètres. The interior walls are curvilinear that resembles canyon walls while earth-tone colors were used to represent the many layers of soil emphasizing the depth of space.

However I’ve been to a MRT station far deeper (2.5 times actually)…. can you guess where? (Answer here)

On a side note: Abesses Metro station in Paris at 36 meters below ground is not too far behind and the deepest station in Paris.

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When you get your shot almost at the same time 17,412 km apart.

Mother-Daughter team. I got mine Sunday night in Singapore and she got hers Monday morning in St Barts (well technically it was Monday night my time).

She got a hot doctor and I’m the one who fainted 😉

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Monday Murals – Folding Dreams by Eunice Hannah Lim

Part of the ArtWalk in Little India (2021). This is only part of the whole murals. I will need to go back and photograph the rest of it.

Folding Dreams shares the story of how humble beginnings can create a business legacy, inspired by the history of Mustafa Centre. At an early age in the 1960s, founder Mustaq Ahmad helped out at his family’s pushcart business selling food and drinks. Soon, the budding entrepreneur started selling handkerchiefs which he bought using his pocket money. From then, the family business took off. The artwork depicts a makeshift stall where the handkerchiefs are folded into massive cranes.

Through Folding Dreams, the artist hopes that despite difficult times, we are reminded of such stories and be inspired to follow our dreams. As one humble handkerchief business could one day become a place where everyone can go to 24/7, she hopes this artwork can inspire people to give simple ideas a go and see how it comes into fruition.

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Keeping up with the green theme.

Here’s a condominium I went to a couple weeks ago.

Condominiums contrary to HDB are private property so unless you know somebody living in them you cannot enter (there are gated) so I was pleased to learn that I needed to drop something at this particular one because it looked already so green from the outside and I knew the inside wouldn’t disappoint.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that we have a population density of 8358 per Km2 (21,646 people per mi2) in Singapore. Third highest density population, after Monaco and Macao but before Hong Kong actually yet we barely notice it in the Garden City.

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I went on a little adventure yesterday because I was looking for a place to take a photo of. Long story short I collect photo of Coca Cola bottle taken around the world for a friend and share them for his birthday but since I couldn’t traveled this past year I was wondering what I would do this year but I found a “Mecca” for Coca Cola in downtown Singapore so off and went. End if the parenthesis!!

But like all the other time I go on a mission I get sidetracked into more wandering…. since I’m in the neighborhood let me check this, oh and this is not far from there so let me check this too, etc, etc….

As I was wandering around the CBD, and while I was waiting for the green light, I turned and looked down this small street and thought this is exactly Singapore: the old, the new and a lot of greenery.

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Flashback Friday…Just had a little deja vue while walking around.

Reminiscence of our days in Norway where we took our plastic bottles to the grocery store and fed them to a machine similar to this one and got some money back. (Each plastic bottle had a 1 NOK fee so by returning the bottle you got that fee back)

It used to be the kids’ job and they got to keep the few NOK (Norwegian Krone) when they came with me to the store 😉

PS: Norway leads the world with its incredible recycling scheme that has achieved a 97% recovery rate on all plastic bottles waste!

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Singapore nickname the Garden City is not in vain.

The complex is not even finished being built that some greenery are already in place.

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The Marina Bay Sand building in Singapore is a little bit like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, you turn a corner and boom it appears no matter where you are in the city.

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