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Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2024

Happy Chinese new year! Not long after we celebrated the end of 2023 and the start of the 2024 calendar year, comes the new Lunar new year. As we enter a new year, (both calendar and lunar), it is also time to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon. Notably, the Chinese new year this year begins on February...

Welcome the Happy New Year 2024 with optimism

Hello, my wonderful readers! It is 2024, and a Happy New Year to all my readers! With the new year's countdown parties and fireworks festive aside, may your transition from 2023 to 2024 be filled with joy and festivities. Moving forward into the new year, you can't help but feel a wave of optimism and excitement. A new year...

Merry Christmas 2023 and hello the new year

Howdy Merry Christmas 2023 and a Happy New 2024! 'Tis is time of the season to be Merry. It is this time of the year again where the streets are decked with Xmas lighting, Christmas shopping is abound. In just a few days time, we all bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the new year of 2024. 2023 in review As...

Happy 2023 Mid Autumn Festival

Wishing my readers a Happy 2023 Mid Autumn Festival. Chinatown on this part of the year is now lit in a mid-autumn lantern livery similar to what we saw at Chinese new year earlier this year. I got about photographing the livery on street, and appreciating the festival which is based more on folklore than just the mooncakes we...

Happy 2023 Rabbit Lunar New year

Happy 2023 Chinese Lunar New year of the Rabbit! Its the time of the year again of angbaos, lanterns and fireworks. It is also when zodiac feng shui pops up all about Singapore heart land and malls quicker than queues form for new banknotes or bak gua off the crowded Chinatown streets. In annual Singapore fashion, the streets of Chinatown...

Merry Xmas and Happy new 2023

Happy holidays and a prosperous New year in 2023. It's that time of year once more! Let's take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and take some time to consider the events of the last year and to think of new resolutions for the future. Also, the time leading up now to the new year is also an...

2000 posts milestone for the site!

This is the website’s 2000th published post since shaunchng.com started writing about, well literally under the sun. The website 2000 posts milestone is quite a personal feat and achievement itself worth celebrating for. Furthermore, looking back a walk-through memory lane. The site started as and is still a hobby I do during my spare time. It is a bundle of...

Happy 2022 Chinese year of the Tiger

Happy 2022 Chinese Lunar New year of the Tiger! Its the time of the year where zodiac fengshui pops up all about Singapore heart land and malls quicker than you can grab bak kua off the crowded Chinatown streets. It's the time of the year again with visiting, oranges and red packets. As we prep up the red packets, yusheng...

Happy new 2022 year!

Happy New 2022! It is time of the year again to say goodbye to the past year of 2021 and welcome the new 2022 year. Also, New year celebrations this year are tad muted, with most of the celebrations held within the heartland district areas. Strangely, there will also be no Marina Bay Countdown firework display for the second year running....

Merry Christmas 2021

It is time of year again of the spirit of giving, log cakes, presents and jolly! Get your presents wrapped up, get-together invites sent and reunion dinners ready. It is Merry Christmas 2021. Still, Christmas this year is pretty much a muted affair this year with the Covid-19 restrictions in place. But still, last year's Christmas is a far cry...

2021 PSLE maths exam question

Every year’s PSLE math questions is a topic of interest to me to see how challenging these questions can stretch student’s thinking depth. This year’s 2021 PSLE maths exam question is an interesting and fun one to tackle. It is known in the PSLE lingo as a "bonus question". Here is the question which you can try to solve yourself,...

Happy New 2021!

Happy New 2021! I believe 2020 is a year which not many would like call memorable. Despite the turn of events, particularly what COVID-19 did to disrupt the world as we see it today. Stocktaking memorable 2020 events, first we saw the general elections in Singapore. Remarkably, it was one which went well despite being held during the peak of...

Merry Christmas 2020 and a Happy new year

Merry Christmas 2020 and a Happy new year! This year's Christmas is pretty much like no other we had seen for the past decade at least. It is a muted one and rather one of solidarity and not to mention the boon of remote work. A muted Christmas 2020 Also, looking at the festive around town, we can see minimal Christmas...

Bukit merah kampong wild chickens

Today let’s take a look at free roaming wild chickens of Jalan Bukit Merah. This group of rather smart free roaming jungle fowls can be found along the busy intersection between Jalan Bukit merah and Henderson road It is just beside the Sprout Hub food establishment we dined at previously. It won't be wrong to call them the Bukit...

Doraemon National Museum Time Travelling Adventures

Doraemon, the magical Japanese robot cat is something close to heart of many people in Singapore. The adorable character had been main stay for most part of our TV and comic pop culture scene. This was particularly in the 90s. For a limited time period from 31 Oct 2020 - 27 Dec 2020, you can go on a treasure...

Happy 55th National Day Singapore!

It is time of the year again. Happy 55th National Day Singapore! This year's 55th birthday is one celebrated with unsettling times. Still, the community has gotten together stronger (not physically at least). With cohesiveness, and thanks to our frontline workers are the focus of this year's National day parade (NDP). The theme for this year's event Together a Stronger...

A day at the polls GE2020

It is time of the year, election year, where the people of Singapore have their say in the governance of Singapore. We know that it has to be done by April 2021 next year, but little do we know GE2020 is happening right now in July. Come the announcement on 23rd Jun and the dissolving of parliament. It is...

June 2020 site update and upgrade

The site is due for a June 2020 site update which could result in some downtime. Looking back, the site had gone a long way. Starting from free hosting back in the late nineties, to shared hosting from early 2000s. The site also celebrated it's 15th anniversary last year. It grew to its own dedicated deployment today. Also, the...

Singapore Changi Airport in Covid-19

Changi Airport in the Covid-19 pandemic had seen its fair share of casualties, namely in the aviation sector where the demand for global air-travel literally slowed to a halt. The result are planes grounded and airport empty. How dreadful can such a scene be? Also considering that these are always busy 24/7 hubs in any city. Let’s see how...

How to stay safe Grocery Shopping during COVID-19?

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted much of everyday live in Singapore and pretty much everywhere abroad too. As scary as it sounds, practicing covid-19 Safe Grocery Shopping by protecting yourself is not as difficult as it seems. Especially if you need to head outside for essentials such as groceries. So how can you keep yourself safe? Here are some...

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