Malamander by Thomas Taylor (with Giveaway!)

Fresh off the publishing press in May 2019 is “Malamander”, a book as fascinating as its title sounds. Here’s the official blurb: ”Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep…” Herbert… Read more →

Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookstore at URA Centre

Much has already been said about the new Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookstore. But I liked it so much when I visited that I thought I’d blog about it anyway! The 11 metre long book wall is a total work of art. So wonderful to just stare and gawk at it. All the books sold here (around 400) are by Singaporean authors… Read more →

The Kelong at Punggur Bay, Batam

We were introduced to this ‘Kelong resort’ by a friend who had a splendid time there with her family. Our family had stayed in a Kelong before, and had a fantastic time, though it was certainly not like the usual holiday Singaporeans are used to. We felt the kids would be ready for a second Kelong experience, so once we… Read more →

Compassion without Compromise by Adam Barr and Ron Citlau

I read this book recently and was blown away by how succinct yet spot-on and helpful it was, for those of us grappling with how to respond in love as Bible-believing Christians to very real and increasingly difficult questions on what some call ‘sexual inclusion’. This book, published in 2014, is one of the most current and relevant ones I’ve… Read more →

Elizabella Meets Her Match by Zoe Norton Lodge and Georgia Norton Lodge {with Giveaway!}

Elizabella Meets Her Match is written by Australian author Zoe Norton Lodge and illustrated by Zoe’s little sister Georgia Norton Lodge. Elizabella is ten going on eleven, and this book is precisely pitched at kids of that age. Although its cover might appeal more to kids aged 6-8, the level of vocabulary, style of writing and brand of humour is… Read more →

Arctic Amazonia – fun reinvented! (with Giveaway!)

After 3 months of renovations, Amazonia has opened again with a completely new arctic theme! We found the icy new theme very cool and refreshing! So what’s new? Toddler’s play area As you enter, a new toddler’s area that is much larger than before lines the passageway. The tiny tots will have so much fun clambering about here. Ball fountain… Read more →