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Little India - Singapore

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Located east of the Singapore River, Little India is an ethnic district in Singapore that is home to the largest Indian Singaporean community. Little India Little India History Locally, called  Tekka , Little India was where many ethnic Indians transferred after the original Indian community in Chulia Kampong district became very crowded. In the 1840s, this district was once known for its racecourse and was frequented by Europeans.  Little India - Singapore Later on, cattle ranches became the main source of livelihood here and the Europeans hired Indian migrant workers to work for them. Hindu temples were soon built here and the Indian migrant workers soon established themselves and called this place home.  A scene in Buffalo Road, Singapore Dewali Festival 2019 Dewali Festival Singapore 2019 Dewali Festival at Serangoon Road, Singapore Dewali Festival 2019 Today, the Chulia Kampong district no longer exists as a district area while Little India is now known as one of the

Food Trip: Bak kut teh

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Here's another must-eat dish in Malaysia and Singapore that is worth featuring in the food trip corner of my blog... join me as we try out and discover the bak kut teh . Bak kut teh The name bak kut teh came from the Hokkien dialect that literally translates to "meat bone tea". Despite being called a "tea", the dish does not contain any actual tea as an ingredient. It is, however, rich in herbs and spices like cinnamon, cloves,  dang gui , fennel seeds, garlic, and star anise which is boiled with the meaty pork ribs that give it its complex taste. Bak kut teh in Singapore's Chinatown   I hope they added more ingredients to my Bak kut teh Throughout time, additional ingredients were added to the dish like mushrooms, dried tofu, choy sum , and offal. Some Chinese herbs were also included like ju zhi and yu zhu .  The bak kut teh dish is best served with tea. It is believed that the tea helps in dissolving the fat that was consumed from the dish.  F

Camara Island - Zambales

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Located near the shores of the Barangay Pundaquit in San Antonio in the province of Zambales, Camara Island is a favorite island-hopping destination of the province.  Camara Island Camara Island Details Camara Island is about 2 to 3 kilometers off the nearest shore of Pundaquit. The island is no bigger than a professional football field. 4/5 of the island is dominated by a rocky hill while the remaining 1/5 consists of a stretch of 30 to 40 feet of cream-sand beach.  Camara Island - San Antonio, Zambales That boatman seems to enjoy the island too... Camara Island also has a picturesque view of Pundaquit and its mountain Camara Island is home to a few trees and an occasional flock of seabirds. Its surrounding waters is clean and teaming with marine life which is why it is perfect to go snorkeling in it.  The wave kisses the beach gently... The beach landing... Aquaman's secret hideout A view from the top of one of the rocks Gotta love the view...

Fort Siloso - Singapore

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Located near Siloso Road on the western side of Sentosa Island in Singapore, Fort Siloso is the restored remnants of the once formidable British coastal artillery fort.  Fort Siloso Fort Siloso History Fort Siloso got its name from the Malay word " siloso " which means rock. It was due to the fact that the fort was built in the 1880s on top of Mt. Siloso (a huge rock) that was like a sentry guarding the passageway to Singapore Harbour. Fort Siloso - Singapore This way to Fort Siloso . Here are some of the guns of Fort Siloso: I'm glad that's covered One of the cannons of Fort Siloso Load that cannon quick! Fort Siloso was once manned by the British Royal Artillery and the Singapore Artillery Corps. From the 1880s to the 1930s the fort armaments were constantly improved. It once had 7-inch guns, 64 pounder guns, 10-inch guns, 6-pounders, quick-firing anti-torpedo guns, machine-gun nests, and Lewis anti-aircraft machine guns. The fort was al

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