Saturday, April 29, 2006

Phil A eats his way through Singapore

"Three meals, three cuisines, three races, one Singapore" ... or however the Singapore nation-building propaganda song goes ...

1. Indian (banana-leaf rice):

Mysore Mutton
Chicken Masala
Sambal Crab
Fish Cutlets
Masala Thosai
Long Beans

2. Chinese (dim sum):

Carrot Cake (radish cakes)
Har Gao (prawn dumplings)
Siew Mai (mincemeat dumplings)
Char Siew Pau (pork-filled buns)
Wan Ton Soup
Chee Chong Fan (Rice-flour envelopes stuffed with prawn)
Yam Puffs
Stir-fried French Beans with Mincemeat

3. Malay (and more):

Chicken, Beef and Lamb Satay
Sambal Stingray
BBQ Chicken Wings
Popiah (spring rolls)
Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Oyster Sauce

Drinks in Little India's transvestite red-light district. Avoiding the dodgy sex-toy stallholders after Phil mistook the lurid assortment of vibrators on display for the latest range of Nokia mobile phones.


George Clooney spotted in Little India's transvestite red-light district trying to get his new mobile phone to work. And wondering why his ear was vibrating.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


By night, Louis Atkinson is just like any other two-year-old rock star ... playing the Alsace pub and club circuit

but by day he transforms into Roosterboy, the Ace Mechanic, and flies around Alsace repairing Land Rovers. Go Roosterboy!

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Homemade hotcross buns! Delicious! 3 hours to make, 8 seconds to eat.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Birds

This article appears on the blogsite of the Bird Ecology Study Group, Nature Society Singapore

On 27th February 2006, Philip Tatham wrote: “During the last three months, one, and now a pair of, Red-whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) visited our apartment block on Jalan Hang Jebat (off Portsdown Road) and spent hour upon hour, almost every day, pecking at our windows. There are six flats in the block and as far as I can tell, the bulbuls peck at all the windows of all the flats. At first we were very worried the birds were trying to get in so we had to switch off the ceiling fans but it seems the birds were only interested in their reflections and ignored the wide-open windows (unlike the mynas, who nest above the windows and perch on the window frames and windowsill all day long). Is this a territorial thing or a breeding matter? And are the Red-whiskered Bulbuls feral, escapees or lost?”

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