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“Closed Casket” by Sophie Hannah – A Book Review

The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah Sophie Hannah is the new Agatha Christie. The famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot rises again some forty years later. When I first looked at the cover for Closed Casket I thought I … Continue reading

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Visit to Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter & Raid Exhibitions (part of Singapore Art Week)

Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter was built in 1939 (before Japanese Occupation) as a basement of a public housing in Block 78 Guan Chuan Road (Tiong Bahru area). The entrance to the shelter is from the open-air carpark at the … Continue reading

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Visit to Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage was built to create a freshwater reservoir named the Marina Reservoir. It is one place that is out of the way as regards to public transport to the venue. Having visited the Marina Barrage today, it was worth … Continue reading

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“Mr Popper’s Penguins” by Richard and Florence Atwater – A Book Review

This story was copyrighted in 1938. The 2009 paperback edition has illustrations by Robert Lawson. The illustrations made the words come alive for me. The story on a dozen penguins and Mr Popper was written for children. It was a … Continue reading

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Visit National Gallery Singapore

We visited the Singapore National Gallery to catch three exhibitions. Century of Light featuring two exhibitions: Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna Flowers and People – Dark and Walk.Walk.Walk – … Continue reading

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Resolve to tackle busyness in 2018

We are just ten days into the New Year. I already feel tired. There are many activities that require my attention. As I walked the busy malls and bus interchanges, people were rushing and cutting into my path. There was … Continue reading

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Ban the use of Styrofoam containers for food and drink items

Back in July 2015, I advocated that Singapore should ban the use of Styrofoam plates and cups because of the harm to the environment, to marine lives and to human beings. New York City had banned these back then. Singapore … Continue reading

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