Saying Good-Bye to the Sentosa Merlion

Written and photographed by Maureen Mai. It’s never easy saying good-bye to an old friend. Born in 1995 and standing 37 meters tall, the Sentosa Merlion is an old friend indeed. He’s one of our first memories of Singapore when we arrived in Asia fifteen years ago. Standing tall and majestic, this guardian of prosperity, watched over Singapore as it…

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Australian Coffee Culture: Inspired By The World’s Café Traditions.

Written and photographed by Maureen Mai.   I heard many great things about the vast Australian coffee culture. So, on a recent trip to Sydney, I decided to check it out for myself. Australians take their coffee very seriously. They care about the taste and quality of the coffee they consume, as well as the atmosphere in which they consume it.…
Sydney, Australia
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The Hungry Ghost Festival As It’s Celebrated in Singapore

Written and photographed by Maureen Mai. I recently had a great experience attending a Singapore tour on the Hungry Ghost Festival through the AWA Singapore (American Women’s Association of Singapore). The Hungry Ghost Month is an old Chinese tradition stemming from Buddhism and Taoism beliefs to honor gods and their ancestors during the seventh lunar month of each year. In…
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