Lisa Yee (lisayee) wrote,

Singapore's Chinatown + The Bookstore of My Dreams

Last blog, we were in Singapore talking to these students about writing ...

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Not only was it great meeting everyone, but Peepy and I also had a chance to do some exploring. (Squeeee!!!) If you love books, you will love this BooksActually.

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Ooooh, if I were a bookstore, this is who/what I'd want to be . . .

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Look! Look! It's the owner, Kenny Leck!!!!

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And it's not just books, it AMAZING RETRO STUFF and ORIGINAL ART!!!!

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And here's handmade stationary and awesome writing tools!!!!

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Want to see the BooksActually story? HERE it is.

BooksActually : The Documentary from booksactually on Vimeo.


On another afternoon, we visited Chinatown . . .

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A while ago I wrote an American Girl book about a girl named Ivy Ling who lived in Chinatown, only it was in San Francisco . . .

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In Singapore's Chinatown, I came across the SMELLIEST fruit in the world - the Durian. (In my next blog I will tell you how it tastes.) Plus, we were discombobulated by this odd package . . .

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Then there were these sights . . .

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This man carved my daughter's name in Chinese . . .

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I bought tea here . . .

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I am so glad I made it to the Chinatown Heritage Centre. The exhibits were enlightening, and it was sobering seeing the cramped "cubical living" spaces many families occupied . . .

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Nearby, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Museum was gorgeous . . .

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Next Blog: A Chinese American sees some Singapore sights with an Australian, plus a store devoted to picture books, plus plus food GLORIOUS food!!!


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