Where I've Been

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    Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine in Singapore

    Late Friday afternoon I exit the Chinatown Station and walk down Pagoda Street. The zig-zagging string of outdoor lanterns above add a flair of festivity as usual. It’s another day filled…

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    Tulasi Vegetarian & Cafe in Singapore

    Not too far away from the Little India station lies Tulasi Vegetarian & Cafe. While the menu features cuisine from India, China, Malaysia, Thai and Europe, you won’t find any animal…

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    Sin Heng Claypot Bak Koot Teh in Singapore

    Not too far away from the Katong Laksa war zone lies an unassuming restaurant with its facade completely open like a hungry mouth. Do not underestimate this literal hole-in-the-wall eatery. Sin…

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    Songfa Bak Kut Teh in Singapore

    There are two Songfa Bak Kut Teh locations within 30 feet of one another. The one facing New Bridge Road is indoors. The other wrapping around the street is outdoors. Considering…

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    Layover in Pudong Airport, Shanghai

    5am. I arrive in Shanghai from Singapore. Four hours until the flight to Korea. Do I leave Pudong Airport for a quick tour around the city? It’s probably too early for…

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    World’s Largest Mattress in Singapore

    12:30 in the afternoon. Two Indian men sleep on the street, the largest mattress in the world. Public sleepover. They are not homeless. They are construction workers napping during lunch. You…

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    Singapore’s Little India: A Photographic Look

    Crossing the street and watching out for traffic. Cars don’t stop for pedestrians. Look both ways before and while you cross. Otherwise risk becoming roadkill! On a brighter note, there are…

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    Exploring Little India in Singapore

    Walking to Little India from Bugis Street, there is major construction on both sides of the road. During my three weeks in Singapore thus far, I’ve noticed that regardless of 11pm…

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    M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica

    I’m in Singapore looking back at old food photos with nostalgia. While this country treats me well, it doesn’t mean I miss my family, friends and California’s vegan restaurants any less.…