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

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Wednesday Wanderings and Wonderings

Sometimes when you walk around aimlessly, you come upon a cute vintage place

Since our founding in the 1920s, Chin Mee Chin has remained a proud family business inspired by the Hainanese spirit. From our early beginnings as a bread delivery business to the iconic coffeeshop for communities around Katong, we’re a living story of tradition preserved with the test of time.

Housed in the very same shophouse where we first started, the space has been lovingly restored with original elements for lasting preservation. As one of the oldest coffeeshops in Singapore, the nostalgic ambience and experience is for all generations to savour. Step into our revamped home and choose between indoor seating for marbled tables on vintage tiles, or our outdoor patio against a backdrop of potted plants and passing cars. Whether you’re here with family or friends, just order your favourite old school pastries, kopi or teh done your-way, and let the feeling of yesterday sink in. (Chin Mee Chin)

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I’m going to repeat it again for the people in the back: Take the wrong turn, venture out of your usual path.

I was on my way to another discovery when I stumbled upon another discovery I had wanted to come for a long time.

One of the early playgrounds designed by the Housing & Development Board, Toa Payoh’s Dragon Playground is one of two remaining playgrounds with this dragon design in Singapore.

In the 1970s, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) designed a range of playground designs for its public housing estates. The first series was animal themed while the second wave of playgrounds featured objects and concepts easily identifiable with the local culture. The dragon design featured a larger head tiled with terrazzo and tiles as well as a body of colourfully-painted steel rings which children could either slide or climb through. The use of terrazzo tiles produced a mosaic aesthetic that remains beloved decades after the dragon playground’s construction.

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I’ve been wanting to see it in person for so long; I was finally in the neighborhood (only a small 2 kms detour walk) so I went.

Tv programs used to have a clear beginning and a clear end time. In between the end and the beginning of the broadcast there would be a display of a test pattern/ test card. Nowadays it’s a non stop show. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a test card on our device to help reset.

Test cards typically contain a set of patterns to enable television cameras and receivers to be adjusted to show the picture correctly.

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HDB wandering always teach you something.

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“You can take them out of the Kampong but you cannot take the Kampong life out of them”

The native Malay kampung are found in Singapore, but there are few kampung villages remaining, mostly on islands surrounding Singapore, such as Pulau Ubin. In the past, there were many kampung villages in Singapore but development and urbanization have replaced them.

A Kampong/Kampung is a village. The term applies to traditional villages, especially of the indigenous people, and has also been used to refer to urban slum areas and enclosed developments and neighbourhoods within towns and cities in singapore.

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Contrast. Singapore

It’s a perpetual contrast between the old and the new, the well kept and the slightly run down

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Wandering around new neighborhoods.

Sometimes rough and not perfect is better

Back story: After taking this picture, we moved the trash bins for better esthetics but it was lacking… the wanderer and the authenticity. Not that you would have known better without the bins in the picture but this is the real Singapore, blue bins in every picture 🤷‍♀️

Authentic is better than perfect.

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The HDB wanderings, my favorite

Time to bring the drying laundry back indoor before the rain comes.

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Still life… Singapore style.

I will never be able to see a red plastic chair and not think of Singapore.

They are everywhere. Usually in a stack in the corner, never chained, because well Singapore. You take one, you seat and then you stack it back up when you are done.

The Little Red Chair on the Little Red Dot… forever linked in my mind.

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When it’s pouring rain and you are just 3 MRT stations away, you don’t think twice and go take THE picture.

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