The Art and Opinions of Heidi Celeghin, Aesthete


Culinary Adventures in Singapore

This weekend and the beginning of the week has been full of culinary adventures. I want to make sure I get to eat all the Singaporean food possible before I leave. Since my residency is almost over, this concern is more pressing than ever!

On Saturday, I went to Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar to try their brunch fare with some friends. The Eggs Benedict are great as is the Croque Madame. Though be warned, if you are looking for a traditional French Croque Madame, you will be severely disappointed. It is a Singaporean re-imagination of the French classic, but having said that, it was delicious. The coffee was also spot-on. (Though for an even more flavorful espresso, try Forty Hands in Tiong Bahru.)

Food is such an important part of life here and consequently, everyone wants to know what traditional Brazilian food is. Although from São Paulo, I am a big fan of food from Bahia – in truth, I am a big fan of everything from Bahia. I made a fish moqueca for one of my friends to try and it was a success! My friend compared it to curry, which I thought was quite interesting.

On Sunday, I visited the National Museum and then went to try the “best laksa in Singapore”. It was at a hawker center behind the larger Jalan Berseh center. I also had great kopi there!

I went to watch the light show at the Marina Bay Sands yesterday. For dinner, I had cereal shrimp (so delicious) and satay. Then some milk tea with pearls for a dessert.

Check out Modgam’s Playground – it is a great blog that has some foodie advice for those of us in Singapore as well as some fun posts on fashion.


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Singapore Continued – Gallery Openings and Flower Photos

I recently went to Melisa Teo’s show at Cathay Gallery in Singapore. I loved the idea of traveling around the world trying to understand different cultures’ ideas of the afterlife. Melisa was able to capture the delirium and surrealism of a certain religious mood.

The photographer at the opening snagged this candid shot.


I recently celebrated my birthday here in Singapore and received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.


The infamous (and delicious) chocolate cake at Marmalade Pantry, Ion Mall.