Tag Archives: Kopitiam

Have a Cup of Kopi…. with Butter

It was a warm and humid afternoon. There were few customers in this old kopitiam tucked away at the ground floor of one of the old HDB flats at North Bridge Road. The sleepy neighbourhood had seen several changes in … Continue reading

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Last Breakfast at Tong Ah Kopitiam

It was a cooling Sunday morning, but I decided to wake up a little earlier to make a trip down to Tong Ah Eating House. It was the last day of operation for the 74-year-old iconic kopitiam located at the … Continue reading

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Best of Singlish Words and Phrases

Why do our older generations address nurses as “bee see“? Why do we call someone without roles or assignments “lobo“? Find out more… Arrow Original Meaning: A type of shooting weapon (English) Local Meaning: To order someone to do a … Continue reading

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Singapore Kopitiam Culture

Kopitiam, literally means coffee shop (coffee in Malay and shop in Hokkien), is commonly found all over Singapore and Malaysia.  It serves as a place for common folks to eat and drink, or just gather around to chit chat or … Continue reading

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