Sago Street@Chinatown

16 Mar 2017 – Not To Be Confused With Sago Lane

Mon: @IKEA to check out kitchen-ware where the prices are affordable and the simple designs and colours are suitable for my eyes. A plate of Gravlaks S$6.50 is reasonable and a healthy lunch.

Passing by Sago Street硕莪街 in Chinatown are where these wall-murals are located. Guess which is the wall-mural – the staircase or the open-door??

This street was once home to brothels, now houses food outlets, bars, retail shops and on the other side, there is a row of pushcarts selling a range of items by the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. The funeral parlours are located on nearby Sago Lane and NOT Sago Street. However, Sago Street is always referred as sei yang gai=street of the dead in Cantonese. 1950B/W and a more recent colour pix downloaded.

There are 2 pianos located outside of URA Building and was surprised by these 2 players who were practising a Bach’s 4-hands and deccent at it too. What a lovely evening (except for the mozzies!) just relaxing to their performance while waiting for dinner across the road.

Yummy Cantonese food@MoiLum****Have not been here since M&B were visiting SIN 6yrs ago! Dessert@Oasia Hotel Marmalade Pantry.

Tue: Happy 12Bday Ellie, 2nd of the MagniFicent 6 grandchildren. Using her birth year to remember that it was 12yrs ago for the AT Thru’ Hike!

A day running errands, shopping@Mustafa and Little India for accessories, etc. Ending at Les&Ivy to pick up stuff to pack for Perth. Had yummy clams (bought@The Food Republic@CityMall a bit on the spicy side), but the durain (king of fruits), for dessert hit the spot! Tkx Les&Ivy.

Wed: got my suitcase-belt fixed@CC, tkx to Chris. This belt has done a good job by keeping the suitcase belted up for many years – the belt worked so hard to keep the suitcase in tact that it got broken! Let’s hope the stitches will hold for a few more years! Dessert from Asanoya Bakery***

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Thu: St Patrick’s Day Reception@Conrad Centennial hosted by the Embassy of Ireland, Ambassador of Ireland His Excellency Geoffrey Keating (#5) & Mrs Keating with Guest of Honour Michael Noonan, the Minister of Finance. Appreciations to them all and tkx to Carmel for the ride both ways!



A delicious variety of Irish spread, including Irish oyster, duck, cheese, etc and a new whisky Teeling.


A great evening with the best of Irish foods, drinks, dance, music and speeches was enjoyed by all. Glad to catch up with SIN 1st Irish Ambassador (2000) Brendan Lyons. Ambassador Geoffery Keating is SIN 5th Irish Ambassador (2014).

Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming – Buddha

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