Singapore Tamtam

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Singapore Tamtam
A long long time ago, a Dutch woman took her daughter by the hand and followed her husband to the Far East isle of Singapore. Thirty years later, the daughter did the same. This is my blog.
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  • Of monkeys and mountain goats 2 months ago Today, while Big Boy J. was climbing up some weird circular play contraption that was clearly meant for children at least twice his age, I affectionately called him a monkey. Which sounds fine in English, but pulled me up short, because I wasn't actually speaking English. I was talking Dutch to...
  • Life without live-in helper 2 months ago What is the major difference between life in Singapore and in the Netherlands, someone asked me recently."Live-in help", I told them. They looked at me blankly. I tried to explain. There is the obvious: every day the house is cleaned, the meals are cooked, the groceries are bought, the laundry is...
  • Repeating history: The Beach 2 months ago Way back when I was a toddler in Singapore we would spend our most of our family time at the beach. We would hop in the car, drive over to East Coast Park, meet friends, play in the sand, swim, my father would windsurf, we would have a picknick lunch/dinner and go home again."When it was just you,...
  • Plaatjespost & Picture Post: Singapore Night Festival 2 months ago We took the toddlers to the Singapore Night Festival (the museumnacht) and we learned several important things.* The Substation is much better at distracting hungry toddlers from their belly pangs than the Peranakan Museum.* The Peranakan Museum however has a brilliant ledge outside for climbing...
  • Finally, a triathlon (sprint edition) 3 months ago Triathlon take away #1: I RULE on a bicycle. Eat my dust, all you intimidating athletic looking females in your fancy triathlon suits.Triathlon take away #2: I SUCK at transitioning (getting changed between sports). Do other people not mind if they get sand in their shoes? (EWW, gross, no, not...

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  • Top 5 Surprisingly Toddler-friendly Adult Hang-Outs in Singapore Writing Contest March 2013 There is a place on earth where parents will be welcomed to have a drink or shopshopshop or listen to classical music or even gaze at timeless art all the while accompanied by their equally happily entertained toddlers. Yes, it really, really... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Fien Van Wagenberg
13:24 PM November 30, 2012

A Lovely blog, I enjoyed reading it every day. It is interesting, humorous and nice to read.

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