A Total TaiTai Tale

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



Eid ul-Fitr, aka Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa in Singapore.

Muslims in Singapore to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri on May 3.

According to astronomical calculations, the crescent moon for the Islamic month of Syawal did not appear in the evening after sunset, as it had set earlier.

“This signifies that May 2 will be the end of 30 days of Ramadan” […]. "As such, the first day of Syawal or Hari Raya Aidilfitri for year 1443H falls on Tuesday, May 3.”

“In 2022, not all countries in the world (including Muslim-majority countries) celebrate Ramadan and Aidilfitri on the same dates. Indeed, the crescent moon has also not been sighted in a few other countries, and as a consequence, they will be celebrating Aidilfitri on Tuesday 3 May, like Singapore.“

The charm of living in different countries is that you are surrounded by their culture and learn so much more than just reading about it. Thankful to having the pleasure of breaking fast thrice with Eileen one of the case worker at Ray of Hope and also all their other amazing volunteers and partners

Selamah Hari Raya Puasa – Eid Mubarak


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There are afew things that will barely change in Singapore:

* The sun rises around 7am and sets around 7pm (+/- 10-15 mn)…. all year round
* The temperature is between 30C & 35C… all year round
* The humidity is between 70% & 100%… all year round
* And there are 2 boutiques fairs: one in November for your Christmas shopping and one in March for your goodbye shopping (your friends’ goodbye & one year your own!).

Today the sun rose at 7:09am, it was 31C, the humidity was at 72% and it’s another Boutique Fair at the F1 Pit. All is good on the Little Red Dot, One Degree North of the equator 😉 .



03-May-2022: D-47 before departure

Those numbers are still valid.

Also the Boutique Fair was on last week after a 2-year hiatus… a little proof in our life that “normalcy” is finally back. However there were no good bye souvenirs shopping for me. First because I’m not a big shopper and anything I might have wanted to buy to remember Singapore I have purchased. Second almost all our belonging was shipped 2 years ago already, and in a month and half I will leave with only a few suitcases but a million souvenirs, the kind that you keep in your head and heart.


~~~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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