little thailand

Dearest ______,

If you’ve ever been to Singapore, you would know how immensely diverse the culture is around here. It’s such a melting pot of different colors not unlike what you’d typically find inside a scalding cauldron of steamboat soup (red meat, crustaceans, vegetables, etc).

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I’ve lived here for quite some time now and have always heard of one place people call “Little Thailand”- the Golden Mile Complex at the Kallang/ Lavender area.

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I’ve always wanted to check that place out because I seriously think Thai people are next to the Japanese in terms of the Asian Coolness Index. These statistics do not actually exist outside my slightly stunted mind, but yes: I think Thailand is “up there” when it comes to creativity and an innate sense of cool.

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It took one birthday dinner planned by my colleague (who’s a legitimate Thai- fanatic) for me to actually, finally, step into the elusive Golden Mile.

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It was like being in Bangkok… that is, Bangkok without the huge Buddhist Wats or the amazing shopping labyrinths of Chatuchak and Pratunam

When I put it that way, it doesn’t sound like much now… But wait-
There are actually authentic Thai restaurants and stalls serving Thai cuisine and delicacies. Because if you’ve had it before, you’ll know that local food is just as good a reason to visit Thailand.

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Because Thai food is really, really good.

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While I am Vegetarian, I don’t really mind people who don’t eat the same way I do. Majority of the people I know still eat a lot of meat and seafood and I am not the kind to stop them from doing so…

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Because when I eat out with non- vegetarians, they end up giving me all the lovely vegetables.
And that’s never a bad thing!

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Love,

Karlita

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