Singaporean Styles

Fashion is an integral part of the culture of a country. From religious and traditional outfits to day-to-day casual wear, fashion and clothes are an important part of society…

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From Behind the Counter

While it’s wholly possible to develop culture shock or be completely unfamiliar with the way things are done while living in a new country, I managed to carve out a little space of my own…

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A City of Festivals (Part 3)

This is the third and final part of my blog series on festivals in Singapore. Indian festivals are my area of expertise, of course. The best part about festivals has to be the food…

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A City of Festivals (Part 2)

Previously, I talked about the Muslim festivals that are celebrated in Singapore. Chinese people also celebrate various festivals throughout the year, the most notable being the Chinese New Year…

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A City of Festivals (Part 1)

The defining feature of every country is the cultures that are present there. They provide a snapshot glimpse into the stories of the country and the people who inhabit them…

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A Labyrinth of Language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”- Nelson Mandela…

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Welcome to My Kaleidoscopic World

Hi, my name is Taina, and I am still trying to piece together my growing patchwork of an identity. I was born in Singapore and lived there until moving to Boston for college at age 19 – which was pretty much as far away from home as I could possibly be.

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My Never-ending Exploration

I was born and raised in Singapore. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to travel to various countries and live in different cities, such as Dubai, Delhi and Bombay.

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As a Youth in Singapore

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Commonly referred to as the “Little Red Dot”, Singapore has grown from a tiny fishing village to a cosmopolitan hub in the span of fifty short years.

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