Author: Under SG Sun

Chinese New Year Shopping at Woodlands Terrace

It is funny how some things just drop through the cracks because it has become so commonplace. We have been coming to Woodlands Terrace nearly every year for about 5 years and I have never thought about blogging it until a friend asked about it. Woodlands Terrace might not be new to many though, I’m certainly not one of the first to discover this hotspot for a spot of pre-Chinese New Year shopping for frozen seafood, food, snacks and goodies. Usually it is just a row of food factories churning out packaged food for shopping malls but for a...

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November: Month of Massive Online Shopping

I have been planning this for over a year! What am I talking about? Singles Day 11.11 and Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales of course. There is no better time than to spend a couple of thousand dollars, except it might easily be a couple of tens of thousands of dollars as well. Well, cos you may know by now, I have a new house that is very empty and yearning to be filled with furniture, lighting, clothes, decorations, food, various useless Knick-knacks and even the kitchen sink. So there are sooooo many online shopping sites to choose...

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My HDB BTO Journey: Renovations

Owning a property in Singapore is a long and expensive journey, or should I say it is an expensive and long journey. Whatever it is, renaming it doesn’t make it sound better and a huge chunk of our savings and earnings are all invested in our homes. Designing Our Home (20/100%) Shortly after we applied successfully for our BTO, we had to wait patiently for completion. As with many people, we were very anxious but, you can’t rush the building process so, I focused my efforts on designing and planning for my new home instead. I download an app...

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Turtle Soup: A Disappearing Delicacy

Although it sounds weird, Turtle soup is one of the least strange things I have ever put in my mouth but increasingly becoming as rare as the other exotic items I’d tried. Some things I would never ever try (e.g. any part of a monkey, dog or cat) but if it is a “traditional or cultural” food it is all fair game in my opinion. Anyway, that aside, many would agree turtle soup is one of the most delicious things you can have in Singapore. My husband and I would bring Grace to have some whenever we can afford...

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Road trip to Malacca (3 Days 2 Nights)

Ah Malacca, the home away from home for Singaporeans. Strategically located not too far from Singapore and more importantly, with delicious food at every corner, it is no wonder why Singaporeans flock to Malacca. We are not spared from the Malacca craze. For the past 10 years ever since we owned a car, we had visited this city so many times that I could get a permanent resident status if we tried. So, let’s say, you just got that car and feel the urge to drive to Malaysia, get onto the open road and let the wind rush through...

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