Qionghai : Hainan Village Trip 2017


From Singapore, I took an early flight to Haikou, arriving at Meilan International Airport before 11 am. My second nephew was waiting for me. It took us an hour of driving to reach our ancestral home in Qionghai. The rest of the family were waiting for me. It was the Chinese Thanksgiving Day, we were going Continue Reading

Teochew Mooncakes : Sze Thye Cake Shop


As the Mid-Autumn Festival looms closer, I look forward to eating traditional Teochew mooncakes. The elders in my extended family like Teochew la piah (flaky lard pastries 潮州朥饼). I made a trip to Sze Thye Cake Shop to buy some mooncakes for my family. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month Continue Reading

The Bird SG : The Bird Southern Table and Bar


The Bird Southern Table and Bar is the newest addition to Marina Bay Sands’ signature restaurants. I met up with John Kunkel, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the legendary 50 Eggs group which owns the restaurant. He brought me on a tour of his 190-seater, two-storey restaurant set against the scenic Marina Bay Continue Reading