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Oyster Omelette

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A popular snack dish throughout Asia, the oyster omelette can typically be found served off take-out carts or hawker centers. A fairly simple-looking process, cooks prepare a basic omelette and towards the end of the process, throw in oysters. The result is a warm and delicious dish, accompanied by the sweetness of fresh oysters; a unique combination that is rare to find outside the region.

Partnered with a spicy chili sauce, each bite takes on a new level of tastiness.

This Oyster Omelette was enjoyed at the People's Park Food Centre in Singapore's Chinatown.

This Oyster Omelette was enjoyed at the People’s Park Food Centre in Singapore’s Chinatown.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

January 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

The Civilian War Memorial

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Located within War Memorial Park, in Singapore’s CBD, the Civilian War Memorial is dedicated to the civilian victims of the Japanese occupation during World War II. The actual number of civilian casualties vary depending on agency, but amount to, at a minimum, 25,000.

In March 1963, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew began plans for the memorial by setting aside area for the memorial to be erected. The memorial was completed in 1967.

According to the National Parks website: “the park is characterised by open lawn areas with Gnetum gnemon (Melinjau) trees lining the walkway leading up to the memorial from the four corners of the park.”

The four points of the memorial represent the main ethnic groups that call Singapore home.

The four points of the memorial represent the main ethnic groups that call Singapore home.

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM