Pic of the week; Brighton Beach

The colourful walk from Foreshore Reserve to Brighton Outdoor Baths, shared with only a handful of kite-surfers on a quiet weekday. Despite the Australian flags, the beach reminds me more than ever of her English namesake. No one does kitsch retro seaside quite like Blighty!

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100 More Things I love about you; Singapore…

On the eve of leaving my much-loved Singapore, I challenged myself to come up with 10 more ‘things I love’ following my ORIGINAL POST OF THE FIRST 100

I got to #199….

101# Kilo becoming Singapore’s hottest underground club the month after we moved to the neighborhood
102# Lau Pa Sat’s grand re-opening the day before we leave
103# Our United Coloured of Benetton multi-nationality flatmates staying up till 4am for the 2014 World Cup matches
104# Everyone’s comedic obsession with the PMI index during the haze
105# The only Singlish word I remembered in two years; ‘Kaypoh’ (Malay for busybody)
106# Marina Bay Sand’s child free section of the infinity Pool
107# JJ’s house band, Duxton Hill
108# Pita & Olives, level 3, 100AM
109# The roof of Marina Barrage at sunset
110# Bollywood Veggies, Kranji
111# Leaning that you can pay taxi fare on your EZ card, after about 18 month of living here
112# Botanical Gardens in the pouring rain
113# Just the name; ‘Cuppage terrace’
114# Matchbox hostel attic
115# Mozza restaurant @ The Shoppes MBS
116# The Jack Daniels photobooth at Beer Fest 2013
117# 28 HK Street &  Library Bar.  Singapore’s ‘secret’ speakeasies
118# Donkey Darbies
119# Yorkshire puddings at the Queen and Mangosteen, Vivocity
120# Universal Studios. Even with a hangover
121# Typo and their obsession with unicorn stationary
122# Coq N Ball Tiong Barhu and their Halloween giveaway prizes
123# Starworld Play, specifically Beauty & The Geek Australia
124# Saturday night drinking on The Bridge, Clarke Quay
125# The joys of being in your 30’s and buying basil plants
126# The kitchenware stores of Holland Village
127# Hubbabubba’s cover of I dreamed a Dream at Outpost, St James Power Station
128# Gold class at Great World City on a Saturday morning
129# The whole inflatable pool section of Mustafa
130# The hoola hoop section of Mustafa
131# Buying fresh vegetables in random alleyways in Farrah Park
132# Jewel Bar, Rangoon Road
133# The pastel swings at Raffles MRT
134# Sour plum vodka at Buyan Russian restaurant
135# Singaporeexpats.com
136# Cat Steven’s Baby it’s a Wild World
137# Casablanca, Dunlop Street
138# Fresh lime juice at Maxwell hawker
139# Red velvet cake from Department of Caffeine
140# Foodies, Tiong Bahru
141# Tokyo long iced teas at Blu Jazz
142# Online grocery shopping from Giant
143# G & T’s by the pool at Kentish Green
144# Groove dance studio, Dhoby Ghaut
145# How quiet the the new downtown line is
145# Tanjong Beach Club’s strobe lit swimming pool at Full Steam Ahead
146# Training Shed when it’s not raining shed
147# Seeing Carmen at Ballet Under the Stars, Fort Canning Park
148# DBS Movies by the Bay, especially their xmas eve screening of Love Actually
149# Fish Tacos at Lucha Loca, Duxton Hill
150# Civiche Sur Nuevo Latino Kitchen before it closed down
151# The miniature bottles of Hendricks at Level33
152# Olde Cuban Bar cellar
153# The posh soup stall at Tanjong Pagar hawker centre
154# Fig, pomegranite & goats cheese salad at Kil’s second floor restaurant
155# Free flow wine and cheese at The Mad Poet
156# Joo Chit Road
157# Having a campsite to ourselves on Palau Ubin island
158# 100% sugar bubble tea
159# Rummicub
160# Egg with Marmite solders at Drury Lane
161# A year of Breaking Bad / Mad Men / Homeland
162# Sneaking off for cocktails before finishing The Colour Run
163# Pasta Mondays
164# The Whiskey prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd at Bellwethers quiz
165# Colin’s jokes at the Prince Of Wales Weds pub quiz & the bucket of Corona prize whilst it lasted
166# Rhianna at Formula 1
167# How afraid Singaporeans really are of ‘The hungry Ghost’
168# Drawing the shutters on work’s old shophouse windows, like you’re in an Asian period drama
169# HBO’s Serengoon Road
170# Friday night Maxwell beers
171# Cycling to 3 different cold storage’s on xmas eve just for honey roasted parsnips
172# Food photography shoots at Black Studio Ubi Road
173# Mascarpone pizza at the Italian between Boat and Clarke
174# The ‘love padlocks’ outside Central Clarke Quay
175# The fancy dress shop on level 2 of People’s Park Complex
176# Chatting to Singaporeans about their crazy ‘heaty’ and ‘windy’ foods
177# Learning to scuba dive
178# The glow of the purple letters that say ‘Welcome to Changi Airport’ as you arrive back home
179# Wondering why the practice the National Day flyover as many times as they do, 6 months prior to August
180#Laserwolf
181# Using the MOM toilets when you’re drunk at Home Club
182# The shimmer of lights at Boat Quay at night
183# A very boozy xmas day at the Pan Pacific & Chjimes
184# New Year’s Day Monopoly
185# Srilankan red rum
186# Guzzling duty free on the ferry back from Batam before you reach customs
187# Seeing the cats & bird man on the early morning cycle to work by Kallang river
188# Drunken stories from the night before of friends that wake up on Woodland’s border
189# Naming the floating turtle tray; Sir Thomas Raffles Jeffrey Archer Butler
190# Afternoon tea at Halia, Fullerton Bay, The W
191# The mezze dips at Istanbul restaurant, Kampong Glam
192# The outside bathtub at 1929 Hotel, Keong Saik Road
193# Watching the Little Mermaid & Mulan at Meraprime
194# Jumping in your own swimming pool with a hangover
195# Thinking that you’ll never be as happy again as that year you spent traveling. Being proved wrong.
196# Meeting the best group of friends a girl can ever meet on a Catamaran last May
197# Moving back to a city on a gut feeling , falling in love 1 month later
198# Finding that place in the world that fixes you
199# Being exactly in the right place at the right time in life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read it, remember it, believe it!

My lovely photo highlights montage can be found here

An.an.tas.in : The Anantasin is the name of a shipwreck just of the coast of the Sensi Parasise, Mae Haad Bay, Koh Tao, Thailand. It’s one of my many favorite places.

Lit.tle: Just because it’s cute.

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