A Total TaiTai Tale

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

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Under the Angsana Tree – 2020

“This painting is based on a mural ”Bird Singing Corner“ which I painted in 2016 on a wall of an old HDB flat in Tiong Bahru; It is quite a popular mural amongst Singaporeans, overseas visitors and even celebrities, who came to pose for photographs and for filming. The mural is in turn based on a real Bird Corner in Tiong Bahru, which closed in 2003 when the place was redeveloped into a hotel. During its heyday, it was such a famous place that American Jazz flutist, Herbie Mann even came to play his flute there, creating a symphony with the birds’ singing.

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Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his mural inspired art and then 2 exhibitions back to back, one at the Substation, followed by one in the hotel Sofitel. Those pieces were slightly different than his murals but still very intrigued and detailed paintings. You could lose yourself in front of each of his canvas. I will post one each Monday (it will last until the end of the year!!! Yeah one less post to think about 😉)

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The typical Singapore breakfast at the hawker center: Kopi (I’ve talked too much about it already!), Kaya Toasts (toasted bread filled with butter and kaya, a jam made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves) and 2 soft-boiled eggs usually eaten with soy sauce.

#BonAppétit

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17-Jan-2022: D-153 before departure

I don’t eat anything for breakfast, just drink an espresso but from time to time, especially when we first arrived and on the weekends we would go down to the hawker center to get the traditional Singaporean breakfast.

How funny that something that felt so extraordinary just a mere 6 years ago seems so familiar today.

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~~~ Just a little FYI, so for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!! ~~~

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