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Pasar malam = Night market   Source As a kid, pasar malams were special occasions when I could stay up past my bedtime. The excitement begins when they start putting up the iconic makeshift stalls. In broad daylight, the stalls are deserted, but once night falls, the pasar malam comes to...
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Romance Isn't Expensive   It ain’t cheap living in Singapore, and getting hitched isn’t going to help your finances for the foreseeable future, unless you’re a woman seeking alimony. In which case, power to you, but please leave me alone. As for the rest of you, it doesn’t have to be...
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MacRitchie TreeTop Walk Guide   MacRitchie is beautiful and refreshing, but also really big and difficult to navigate. Well, it was for me, anyway. I've gone in search of the TreeTop Walk thrice in my life, but have only found it twice. And all three times, I got lost to varying...
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Things To Do In March 2015   If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself racking your brains trying to come up with ideas on what to do or where to go for anything from dates to group outings. So you’ll try to shirk the responsibility of planning, contented just to...
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TSL’s Biggest Fan Yet   I’m sitting in a very comfortable spot in The Smart Local office - it’s near enough to the air-conditioner for me to be pleasantly cool. For the others sitting further away, it gets warm at times.  We were pleasantly surprised by our new Dyson AM07 Tower...
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14 Must-Try Petaling Jaya Eateries   If you’re a native PJ kid, you’d have either been to these places (some even on a weekly basis) or heard of them from a friend during yum-cha sessions. Most of the places mentioned on this list are all-time favourites and though they may lack...
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10 Best Hangover Breakfasts on Pakington Street   Source Anybody who is privileged enough to call Geelong home (please also see: ‘Geetroit’, ‘G-bangers’ and ‘G-town’) will know that Pakington street (affectionately known as Pako by the locals) is the go-to destination for a quality feed, good coffee, and the esteemed phenomenon...
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Sydney's 7 Inner City Cafes Worth Visiting   Whilst the inner city suburbs may be renowned for the cafe culture they provide to locals everyday, the western suburbs are developing a considerable reputation for the great eating establishments popping up throughout the region. From the close pockets of the inner west...
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About Wedding Festival 2015   I’ve always known what my perfect wedding would be like: a gorgeous beach under the stars, with gentle fairy lights and white tablecloths littering the shore, and people dancing to rhythm of the waves. Alas, it always struck me as something too complicated to pull off......
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Hip Dating Spots Back in the Day   Before Resorts World Sentosa, before world-class shopping at Orchard Road, and before Marina Barrage, where did our parents and grandparents go to paktor? It may be difficult for us millennials to conjure an image of a fun date without glitz, grandeur and advanced...
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