The store is slightly smaller than the MINDS store I frequent, but the choice and range of preloved goods is bigger! Compared with the Salvation Army thrift stores, New2U is very affordable, and prices really do start from SGD1!! The store is manned by volunteers and proceeds go to SCWO's initiatives.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This is a guest post by My Grandma's Patchwork. I first discovered Grandma Tan's patchwork at the Handmade Movement Singapore, and was amazed by the amount of work and time put into each piece of patchwork. Each patchwork is made from rejected fabric from apparel factories, basically textile that would have ended up in the bin. I wanted to find out how it all started and where the inspiration comes from. Do read on to find out how Grandma Tan and her granddaughter, Hui Ying, connect through their passion for patchwork.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Last week, a barn owl visited our Prime Minister's office at Istana. It was later caught and released back into the wild. PM Lee posted on his Facebook page, "The Istana grounds are a green refuge for many species of birds and animals. We should preserve and create many such green spaces all over our island, so that in our urban environment we can enjoy the natural flora and fauna of Singapore." I like the sound of that!
The owl incident reminds me of an owl encounter my husband had with his mates at St. Wilfred sports complex. Apparently, an owl had lost its way and got stuck in the football nets. The poor thing was weakened by the ordeal and was eventually (after the guys struggled with the net) set free.
If you want to read up on the types of owls that live in Singapore, click here.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In Hong Kong, there used to be a very large nighttime flea market called Tai Tat Tei that thrived until it was closed down by the government in the 80s to make way for new development (what else is new?). The old folk are reminiscent of the days when you could have a good time, share your stories, watch open air Chinese opera, eat and ply your wares all in one location.
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8 Dec, 12 - 6pm.
大九龍觀塘海濱道 178 號海濱花園