Smith Street Taps and Singapore’s Brutalist Bloodbath

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris I was in Chinatown to see an apartment but I didn’t have any intention of renting it out. With sincere apologies to the agent who showed me around, this was just an opportunity toContinue reading “Smith Street Taps and Singapore’s Brutalist Bloodbath”

TAP – Robertson Quay

Circuit breaker controversies and good craft beer It is hard to remember the beginning of the Circuit Breaker. In April, the focus was on the u-turn on mask-wearing. Following that were the restrictions on home based businesses. Then, when the CB tightened, it was the shutdown of all bubble tea outlets which attracted our attention.Continue reading “TAP – Robertson Quay”

Brewerkz Riverside Point

What has happened to us? All of us? There are some deals so good, it is hard to forget them; the kind of prices which stick in your memory and that you find yourself repeating to people. You say, this suit was 50% off and then they took off another $100 for using my whateverContinue reading “Brewerkz Riverside Point”

Cuscaden Patio – Upper Orchard

Designer Handbags and Neatly Contained Vice Orchard Road is noisy in the evening. It is not just the traffic and the people. Come here when the sun is setting and your footsteps will be followed by a raucous, incessant, unsettling screeching. It is the noise from the Mynah birds nesting. The road is Singapore’s mainContinue reading “Cuscaden Patio – Upper Orchard”

Holland Village Market and Food Centre

Wondering where to go for a beer on your first night in Singapore? This blog will (not really) answer that question.  In March 2020, Ellie and I moved to Singapore and – on our first night back staying in a hotel next to Buona Vista MRT – went first to Holland Village Hawker Centre. WeContinue reading “Holland Village Market and Food Centre”