Classroom Curiosities XXV

It’s been a fortnight full of birthdays, sniffles and report-writing. Here is the latest from the classroom: Does that make sense? My primary classes were grappling with the homophones who’s and whose. The first is the contraction of who is, whereas the second is about who the object belongs to. The students had to complete…

Ant’s Eye View

Join this journey through MacRitchie Nature Trail from an ant’s perspective: We begin by scaling the boardwalk and marching across the wooden rails. A tiny but perfectly formed flower hangs suspended in the air as if by magic. A chorus begins around us to accompany our footsteps. What is that deafening sound? A beautiful emerald…

Singapore Food Festival 2013

The food festival is a month long celebration showcasing the vast range of culinary dishes available in Singapore. Established in 1994 to promote Singapore’s gourmet arsenal, it has since become an annual festival to celebrate its hawker food heritage. This year, the food village at Marina Bay opened from 12th until 21st July. Featuring 40…

Singapore – 10 things you should know

Having been here for over a month now, I’ve noticed some interesting things about Singapore: 1) ‘Kiasu’ is something ex-pats and tourists will learn about very quickly here. It describes the local ‘fear of losing,’ and this mentality of ‘not coming last’ causes people to ignore queues, politely shove you out of the way and…