Slice of Life

Slice of Life:Thieves’ Market

February 22, 2012 | by Jeremy | Leave a comment
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I have a pen­chant for old trea­sures, which was why I have really enjoyed myself at our pre­vi­ous visit to Trea­sure Dragon Trad­ing in Chi­na­town. Unfor­tu­nately, it has closed down the last time I walked by the area late last year. Despite so, I have still man­aged to get my fix on these oldies at Thieves’ Mar­ket also known as the flea mar­ket at Sungei Road.


Slice of Life:Medical Office

November 11, 2011 | by lizzy | Leave a comment
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Tucked incon­spic­u­ously along Gey­lang Road, Med­ical Office is an antique lit­tle phar­macy that appears to be an anachro­nism stuck in time. We talked to the two pro­pri­etors, two elo­quent and elderly gen­tle­men who spoke in the delib­er­ate, kindly sort of way that only the wis­dom of their gen­er­a­tion offers.


Slice of Life:The Paper Builders

June 6, 2011 | by Jeremy | 1 Comment
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When Lizzy first told me that we should check out this joss paper mak­ing shop fur­ther down the road from our office, I was quite taken aback by the choice of subject.

Me: “A what?”
Lizzy: “Oh… you know, a shop that make those paper houses that they burn for the dead.”
(Lizzy grew up in an envi­ron­ment that was not the least bit ‘pan­tang’ [super­sti­tious], so excuse her casual ref­er­ences to the sub­ject.)


Slice of Life:The end of a generation.

March 22, 2011 | by lizzy | 4 Comments
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Being an Eastie my whole life (save for the hol­i­days which I spent in my grandmother’s old Tiong Bahru SIT flat that I should’ve appre­ci­ated more when I had the chance to), my heart looks back fondly on the places I used to know as a child.

The mar­ket at Bedok South oppo­site my alma mat­ter, TJC, is one of them. As a child, my mother did her week­end shop­ping in the wet mar­ket here, and we would always have brunch at the adjoin­ing hawker cen­ter with it’s cheap 50 cent ‘hei bai’ of soya bean and grass jelly, $2 yong tau foo, bak chor mee and char kuay teow.


Slice of Life:The Chessplayers’ Den

March 1, 2011 | by derek | Leave a comment
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We were col­lect­ing footage for our Home video and came across this bunch of chess­play­ers at Toa Payoh Lorong 1. Ini­tial con­cerns that they would be as unfriendly as the Chi­na­town bunch were soon dis­pelled as they joked and laughed around our cam­eras.