Explore Singapore! 2011: National Monuments Tour with Mark Lee

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Explore Singapore! 2011: National Monuments Tour with Mark Lee.
when: 27 Nov 2011 (Sun), 2.30pm - 4pm.
where: Meeting point - Peranakan Museum.
- Tan Kim Seng Fountain, Cenotaph and Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
- Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, Al-Abrar Mosque, Thian Hock Keng, Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre.

I was privileged to be part of this special guided tour, led by Mark Lee (李国煌). Here are the places that he showed us around:

:: Part 1 - Tan Kim Seng Fountain, Cenotaph and Lim Bo Seng Memorial ::

Tan Kim Seng Fountain
Date of construction: 1882
Date of Gazette: 28 December 2010
Address: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive
Designed by: Andrew Handyside & Co. Britannia Iron Works in Derby, Great Britan

The Tan Kim Seng Fountain is a fine example of a 19th century cast-iron fountain. It represents the Municipal Council’s efforts to commemorate Tan Kim Seng’s contributions towards bettering society. It was unveiled on 19 May 1882 at Battery Road in Fullerton Square by then President of the Municipality, Sir Thomas Scott. Designed by Messrs Andrew Handyside & Co. Britannia Iron Works, the fountain features four Muses in the lower bowl: Calliope holding a book or a writing tablet; Clio holding a scroll; Erato holding a lyre and Melpomene holding a garland. Tan was a supporter of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the President of the principal Chinese temple in Malacca and the leader of the Chinese community in Singapore. His other contributions to society include the building and endowing of the Chinese Free School, known as Chui Eng Si E, in Amoy Street. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=953)



Cenotaph
Date of Construction: 1920-1922
Date of Gazette: 28 December 2010
Address: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive
Designed by: Denis Santry of Swan and MacLaren

The Cenotaph is the first military commemorative structure in Singapore that honours individuals who perished in both the First and Second World Wars. It was initially erected to commemorate the 124 men from the colony of Singapore who never returned from the war in Europe. Then Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Laurence Nunns Guillermard, laid the foundation stone on 15 November 1920 in the presence of then French Premier M Georges Clemenceau. Prince of Wales unveiled the Cenotaph in March 1922. Designed by Denis Santry of Swan and MacLaren, the memorial bears bronze tablets with inscriptions of those who perished during the First World War, with the inscription that reads: “To Our Glorious Dead”. Crowning the roof of the war memorial is a bronze medallion comprising a laurel wreath of victory enclosing the crown, symbolising the Colony of Singapore. The bronze sculpture works on the Cenotaph were done by a well-known Swiss sculptor, Mr. R. Wenings and the Central Engine Works manufactured the bronze castings. After the Second World War (September 1945), a dedication was made on the other side of the Cenotaph, in memory of those who fought and died during the Second World War. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=953)




Lim Bo Seng Memorial
Date of construction: 1953-1954
Date of Gazette: 28 December 2010
Address: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive
Designed by: Ng Keng Siang

The Lim Bo Seng Memorial is a dedicated tribute to Lim Bo Seng, who died during the Japanese Occupation period in 1944. He was held captive by the Japanese Secret Police in Ipoh after a spy identified him as a member of the resistance army. The Lim Bo Seng Memorial Committee, comprising representatives from the Chung King Government, was established to raise funds for a memorial. Then British Commissioner General for Southeast Asia, Malcolm MacDonald, laid the foundation stone in 1953 and then Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Loewen, Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Land Forces, unveiled the memorial on 29 June 1954. There are four bronze plaques with text in English, Chinese, Tamil and Jawi, illustrating Lim Bo Seng’s life, embedded on the framed mouldings at the base of the memorial. Designed by prominent local architect Ng Keng Siang, the memorial is a significant piece of Chinese National Style architecture and is the only built structure to commemorate an individual who contributed to the war efforts in the Second World War. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=953)




:: Part 2 - Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, Al-Abrar Mosque, Thian Hock Keng, Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre ::

Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church
Date of Construction: 1924
Date of Gazette: 23 March 1989
Address: 235 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068656
Architect: Swan and McLaren

The origins of this church of the Hokkien Chinese may be traced to a rented shophouse in Japan Street (now Boon Tat Street). In 1913, the church had already bought what was to be its present site, a piece of land at the junction of Telok Ayer Street and Cecil Street. But construction work did not follow at once, and services were held under a tent which soon collapsed. A chapel of wood and corrugated iron was then erected but this too was soon filled to capacity. It was not until 1924-25 that the large and permanent building that you see today was built. The well known Chinese evangelist, John Sung preached here in 1935. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=202)



Al-Abrar Mosque
Date of Construction: 1850-1855
Date of Gazette: 19 November 1974
Address: 192 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068635

The alternative name for this mosque is Kuchu Palli, which is a Tamil term meaning the “hut mosque”. This indicates the humble beginnings of the mosque in the early 19th century. The brick and plaster building was not built until 1850-55. The mosque is discernible in an 1856 painting by Percy Carpenter entitled “Telok Ayer as seen from Mount Wallich”. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=180)



Thian Hock Keng
Date of Construction: 1839-1842 (Thian Hock Keng), 1849 (Chung Wen Pagoda), 1913 (Chong Hock Pavilion)
Date of Gazette: 28 June 1973
Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068613

Situated at the site of a joss house where immigrants from China to Singapore offered thanks for a safe voyage, the temple was built between 1839-1842. Historical data relating to the founding of the temple, and the list of donors were inscribed on several plaques inside the main courtyard to the right and left of the main entrance. Tan Tock Seng was the biggest donor, and the Hokkien Association was initially based at the temple. Tan Tock Seng’s son, Tan Kim Ching, inherited his father’s mantle as head of the Hokkien Association. One of his duties was to register Hokkien marriages at his office within the temple precincts. The pillars of iron wood and granite and the carved stonework used for this temple were imported from China at a handsome expense. The chief deity, Ma-Cho-Po or Goddess of the Seafarers, was brought from Fukien Province and enshrined here in 1840. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=169)



Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre
Date of Construction: 1827-1830
Date of Gazette: 19 November 1974
Address: 140 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068604

This shrine built between 1827-1830 to the memory of a holy man, Shahul Hamid of Nagore, but it contains no bodily relic of him. It is fascinating for its combination of Palladian features on the street level with the Islamic balustrade above. There is also a Nagore Durgha shrine located in Chulia Street, Penang. This suggests that the pioneers of this community in both Singapore and Penang meant to build replicas of the original shrine in Negapatam, South India, to commemorate in the places they ventured out to as expatriates and sojourners. (source: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=178)



At the end of the tour, we were given these items:

Preservation of Monuments Board (PMB) umbrella.
"Monuments - Our Standing History."

"Already Famous" 《一泡而红》 movie tickets.

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity, I Love Museums! It was an enriching and informative learning experience, with awesome guide - Mr. Mark Lee.


Look out for the next Explore Singapore! 2011 event:
It's A Great Great Weekend at ACM!
where: Asian Civilisations Museum
when: Saturday, 3 Dec 2011, 6pm – 9pm
* 6pm – Fun activities, 8pm – Movie screening
Free admission to galleries from 6pm – 11pm
Free admission

Pack your picnic baskets, and take a trip to the past at the Asian Civilisations Museum! Enjoy the local blockbuster, "It's A Great Great World" under the stars! Set in the 1940s, the movie follows a multitude of characters who had lived, worked, played, and fell in love at Singapore's legendary amusement park, Great World. Don't miss our latest exhibition, "Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export, 1400 – 1900", and other fun activities. Look forward to a special programme featuring Mark Lee and Suhaimi Yusof!

Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2011

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Welcome to Jakarta. 
I was at the 26th SEA Games from 13 Nov (Sun) to 17 Nov (Thu) 2011.
Team Singapore: [Badminton] FU MINGTIAN (伏明天). 
"The Singapore Spirit helps me persevere and never give up." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?view=Detail&aid=2055

Team Singapore: [Badminton] CHEN YONGZHAO ASHTON (陈勇肇). 
"Always give one’s very best and never give up. That is my Singapore Spirit!" 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?view=Detail&aid=1182

Team Singapore: [Badminton] GU JUAN (顾娟). 
"To me personally, the Singapore Spirit is perseverance." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=3143&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

Team Singapore: [Badminton] JOHNATHAN TANG YEW LOONG (郑耀龙)
and THNG TING TING (汤婷婷). . 
JOHNATHAN TANG YEW LOONG (郑耀龙).
"Unity - that is what the Singapore Spirit is." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=944&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

THNG TING TING (汤婷婷).
"Loyalty. Integrity. That is the Singapore Spirit." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=1510&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

Team Singapore: [Badminton] NEO YU YAN VANESSA (梁语嫣)
and CHEN JIAYUAN (陈嘉园).
‎NEO YU YAN VANESSA (梁语嫣).
"Give my best and never give up. That is my Singapore Spirit." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=730&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

CHEN JIAYUAN (陈嘉园).
"The heart of the Singapore Spirit is perseverance." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=3508&sid=5&gender&view=Detail
Team Singapore: [Badminton] YAO LEI (姚蕾)
and SHINTA MULIA SARI. 
YAO LEI (姚蕾).
"The Singapore Spirit is unity as a team always." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=2057&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

SHINTA MULIA SARI.
"Never give up and always uphold the attitude that is the Singapore Spirit!" 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=1017&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

Team Singapore: [Badminton] LIU YI (刘意)
and YEO ZHAO JIANG TERRY (杨潮江). 
LIU YI (刘意).
"The Singapore Spirit means fighting all the way always." 

YEO ZHAO JIANG TERRY (杨潮江). 
"The Singapore Spirit means not giving up and always giving your 100%. It doesn’t really matter if you succeed in the end, it’s more about the amount of effort that you put in." 

Team Singapore: [Badminton] JOHNATHAN TANG YEW LOONG (郑耀龙)
and JEFFREY WONG HAO CONG (王豪聪). 
JOHNATHAN TANG YEW LOONG (郑耀龙).
"Unity - that is what the Singapore Spirit is." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=944&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

JEFFREY WONG HAO CONG (王豪聪).
"The Singapore Spirit means the nation coming together to support the representatives and giving them the fullest support and best wishes." 
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=1475&sid=5&gender&view=Detail

Team Singapore: [Basketball
"Singapore may be a small country but it always stays strong and never fails. To us as a team, the Singapore Spirit is all about Singaporeans coming together as a whole to support one another no matter the circumstances. Giving it all on the court till the final whistle - that’s the fighting spirit we will bring to the Games." 
Team's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/content/dam/MajorGames/SEAGames/26thSEAGamesIndonesia2011JakartaPalembang/CommemorativeBook/Basketball.pdf

Young Team Singapore Ambassadors (YTSAs)
with Team Singapore paddler, PANG XUE JIE (庞学杰). 
"When I see our flag being flown anywhere in the world during competitions, I point to it and proudly proclaim: "That's where I come from!"
When I put on the national jerseys in international competitions, I am telling my opponents: "Hey, I'm a Singaporean."
When the aircraft finally touches the ground of Changi Airport, I smile at my family and friends; and declare contentedly: "I'm home!"
That's our Singapore Spirit."
Athlete's profile - http://www.teamsingapore.com.sg/public/teamsingapore/athlete.html?mg=31&aid=1730&sid=51&gender&view=Detail


Team Singapore Table-Tennis player - Isabelle Li. Merely 17 years old!
Singapore will be hosting the biennial Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2015.
I was looking through my stuff, and found this "ancient" TransitLink card!

Looking forward towards SEA Games 2015!

Explore Singapore! 2011: Heritage Hop-About

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Explore Singapore!, championed by the National Heritage Board, encourages members of the public to embark on fun and fascinating journeys to discover our colourful past, rich heritage, exciting art and vibrant cultures. Aimed at making heritage and museums accessible and enjoyable, Explore Singapore! features an eclectic and unique brew of enriching yet entertaining activities happening at our island's museums and heritage attractions.

Explore Singapore! 2011: Heritage Hop-About
when: 21 Nov - 4 Dec 2011
where: various locations

"Heritage Hop-About" uploaded by yesterdaysg on Nov 8, 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOf-T1NFdZY

Highlight Event: Monument Open House 2011 (new!)
when: 26 & 27 Nov 2011 (Sat & Sun)
- Walking tours at 10am and 3pm (registration starts first week of Nov)
where: At 27 national monuments
* Exclusive premiums and movie tickets await those who visit any 5 monuments(While stocks last)
Free admission

Be a part of the inaugural Monument Open House 2011 as 27 national monuments welcome the public for visitation over the weekend! Grab the chance to explore and shuttle between the monuments, or join a tour to learn more about these beautiful buildings. Sign up for exclusive guided tours by our campaign ambassadors Mark Lee and Suhaimi Yusof*!
(*Exclusive guided tours will be held on 27 Nov, at 9.30am & 11.30am. Limited to two participants per registration, on a first–come, first–served basis.)

Free Shuttle Bus Service (to participating monuments) operates from 11 am to 5pm on both days, and is limited to 40 passengers at any point in time (first–come, first–served).

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:: Explore Singapore! 2011 Weekly Online Contest ::
STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A SONY PLAYSTATION 3 AND WEEKLY PRIZES!
How to win:
  • Look out for the question posted on Yesterday.sg every Friday, 12pm
  • Find the answer on the web (*coughs* Preservation of Monuments Board) and it will provide you with the location (hint: it's a National Monument)
  • Go to that location and snap a picture!
  • ‘Like’ "I Love Museums" Facebook page
  • Upload and post a creative picture on "I Love Museums" Facebook page
  • Keep checking back the Facebook page for updates as they will select the top creative entries each week to win special prizes.
  • Weekly winners will stand a chance to win the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (320gb).
Judging Criteria:
The 3 most creative and visually appealing entries will be crowned winners of the week!

Week 1 Contest
The Question:
The Armenian Sarkies brothers started a famous hotel in 1886. What is the name of the hotel?
My photo entry:

The Armenian Sarkies brothers started Raffles Hotel in 1886. Raffles Hotel opened on 1 December 1887 as a modest hostelry run by the Armenian Sarkies Brothers.
(gazetted as a monument on 4 March 1987)
- With the iconic Raffles Hotel doorman and the Preservation of Monuments Board (PMB) plaque. — at Raffles Hotel, Singapore.

Based on this photo entry, I won the 3rd prize:
National Monuments Special Tour (2 pax) +
The Map of Singapore Museums Coaster (set of 4)

The Map of Singapore Museums Coaster
Material: MDF Cork Backed
Size: 10.5cm x 10.5cm
Retail Price: S$22.00 set of 4

The Map of Singapore Museums merchandise is created from an artist’s impression of the key museums and attractions in Singapore’s Arts and Heritage district. The museums that pop in this eye-catching map series are the Asian Civilisations Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum and the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

The Map of Singapore Museums collection also includes bags, pouch and mug! These items can be purchased at the NHB pop-up retail shops located at the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum and Singapore Art Museum.

The 1st prize was: National Monuments Special Tour (2 pax) + MADE FOR SAM Pigxel.
While the 2nd prize was: National Monuments Special Tour (2 pax) + Modern General Tote Bag.
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[Update: 18 Nov 2011, Friday]

Week 2 Contest
The Question:
A memorial structure was constructed in 1953 as a dedicated tribute to a hero during the Japanese Occupation in 1944. What is the name of that memorial structure?
My photo entry:

Remembering our hero - This is the view when you bow your head at the Lim Bo Seng Memorial - a memorial structure which was constructed in 1953 as a dedicated tribute to a hero during the Japanese Occupation in 1944.

"Major-General Lim Bo Seng (1909-1944) was born on the 27th of April, 1909 in Nan-An, Fukien, China. He came to Singapore at the age of 16. ... Since 1937 he became prominent in anti-Japanese activities. When Singapore fell in 1942 he went to Chungking and on instructions from the Chinese Government, he joined the underground resistance under the Supreme Allied Command Southeast Asia. ... But he was discovered and arrested by the Japanese military police on 27th March 1944. He manfully endured repeated tortures to which he ultimately succomed on 29th June 1944 at the age of 35. He died in the Batu Gajah prison a martyr to the cause of a liberated Malaya and to his loyalty to the comrades on the 13th January 1946. He was buried with full military honours in Singapore.
Erected by The Lim Bo Seng Memorial Committee, 29th June 1954". — at Lim Bo Seng Memorial.

My entry didn't win. Here are the winning photo entries:


(Image source: print-screen from Yesterday.sg website)

1st Prize: National Monuments Special Tour with Mark Lee (2 pax) + Shoulder Gusset Bag
2nd Prize: National Monuments Tour with Mark Lee (2 pax) + Walter Plush Toy
3rd Prize: National Monuments Special Tour with Mark Lee ( 2 pax) + Modern General Dual Tone Mug

I like the 1st prize photo entry, using 2 hands to form a heart-shape, with the memorial in the center of the "heart".

Look out for Week 3 Contest (the final)! Hope to get The Warrior Figurine. :)
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[Update: 24 Nov 2011, Thursday]

Week 3 Contest
The Question:
This mosque is considered the national mosque of Singapore and it was named for Sultan Hussein Shah. What is the name of the mosque?
My photo entry:
The Sultan Mosque holds great significance for the Muslim community, and is considered the national mosque of Singapore. Also known as Masjid Sultan, it was named for Sultan Hussein Shah.
The mosque was first built between 1824 and 1826, and was replaced by the current building between 1924 and 1928. It was designated a national monument in 1975. (source: Infopedia) — at Masjid Sultan.
Based on this photo entry, I won the 1st prize:
National Monuments Special Tour with Mark Lee (2 pax) +
MADE FOR SAM A Bag of Gold

"A Bag of Gold" by Yong Jieyu , J.Yu Studio

Since time immemorial, Man has always fought for that bag of gold. Even in today’s digitalised finance, this symbol of wealth, power and greed still has a powerful hold on our unconscious instinct to survive. Saving is a virtue, but to what do we accumulate wealth for: And for how much will we destroy for it? The bag of gold is made deliberately without a release plug. With the words “If I sold my soul for a bag of gold” from a song by the band Bright Eyes, it puts to question immediately if one should break an object of accumulated coins (and memory) for something to buy.

200 mm x 160mm x 280mm
White Dehua Ceramic
2000g
Available in Matt version
S$ 128

Here are the other prizes -
2nd Prize: National Monuments Special Tour with Mark Lee (2 pax) + The Warrior Figurine
3rd Prize: National Monuments Special Tour with Mark Lee (2 pax) + Walter Pencil Case
4th Prize: National Monuments Special Tour with Mark Lee (2 pax) + MADE FOR SAM The Underrated Underside of Mugs
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[Update: 30 Nov 2011, Wednesday]

The finale! The photo with the most ‘Likes’ wins 320GB PlayStation 3 Slim.
  1. Share it with your friends
  2. Hit on the ‘Like’ button
Wait…There’s more!

After the announcement of the 320GB PlayStation 3 Slim winner, they will randomly select those who has ‘Liked’ the photo with the most ‘Likes’ to win The Warrior Figurine (white)!

You stand to win this:

The Warrior Figurine White - Singapore Artist Series by Justin Lee
Resin Cast and Epoxy Enamel paint
Retail Price S$128

This collection is inspired by Justin Lee’s artwork of a small army of terracotta warriors, graceful fairy-like maidens and cranes. Justin’s artwork expresses his views on Singapore’s society, highlighting issues of national identity, commercialisation and consumerism.

His signature “Double Happiness” motif is a symbol of Singapore’s successful marriage between the East and West. Justin’s art installation blends Western pop art with traditional Eastern imagery, to give a new iconographic interpretation of a work that is decidedly Singaporean.

The collection includes Modern General cup & saucer set, dual tone mug, coin bank, warrior figurine to iPhone 4 cover. These items can be purchased at the NHB pop-up retail shops located at the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum and Singapore Art Museum.

Voting ends 4 December 2011 (Sunday), 11.59pm.

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[Update: 7 Dec 2011, Wednesday]
I Love Museums (Monday, December 5 at 11:38am) - "Hello all! Congratulations to Shichang, who is now a new owner of the 320GB PlayStation 3 Slim! The photo received 198 'likes'! Please check your inbox soon Shichang. We will announce the winner of The Warrior Figurine (white) soon. Stay tuned!"
Thanks everyone for liking the photo, and those who 'share' to ask your friends to vote too! (you know who you are) This would not be possible without each one of you. We were neck and neck with the next top photo, and in the end we won by a narrow margin. Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart.


How to order Kopi or Teh like a pro

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Always wanted to order authentic kopitiam kopi (coffee) like a pro in Singapore?
Now you can learn how to faster than you can say "Uncle Kopi Si Kosong Peng!" with this exclusive Burpple guide.


Quick guide to ordering Kopi like a pro. (click on image to enlarge) (image source: burpple)
  • Kopi O, Kopi O Gau, Kopi O Po, Kopi O Siew Dai,
  • Kopi, Kopi Gau, Kopi Po, Kopi Siew Dai,
  • Kopi Gah Dai, Kopi Si, Kopi Si Kosong, Kopi O Kosong.
  • (for iced-version, just add "Peng" at the end)


Quick guide to ordering Teh like a pro. (click on image to enlarge) (image source: burpple)
  • Teh O, Teh O Gau, Teh O Po, Teh O Siew Dai,
  • Teh , Teh Gau, Teh Po, Teh Siew Dai,
  • Teh Gah Dai, Teh C, Teh C Kosong, Teh O Kosong.
  • Teh Tarik (pulled tea).
  • (with ginger? just mention halia or sarabat)
  • (for iced-version, just add "Peng" at the end)


Stuff you never knew (and some you already knew) about CURRY! (image source: burpple)
A guide to Curry.
  • "A generic term for a variety of dishes of South or Southeast Asian origins."
  • Curries typically contain 3 main ingredients (and a whole bunch of others): Cumin, Coriander, Tumeric.
  • Anglicised Tamil Word - கறி (kari), meaning 'sauce'.
  • The Chinese eat their curry with noodles.
  • The Japanese eat curry on average of 125 times a year.
  • Ingredients in curry help prevent diseases like colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Curry also stimulates the release of endorphins, which is a great aphrodisiac.
  • Mr & Mrs Curry: Curry is the 313rd most common name in America.
  • Curry is a common surname throughout Ireland and Scotland.
  • There are 3 places in Cornwall bearing the name 'curry'.


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