It was a quick and meaningful trip to Singapore last weekend for my wife's "Classmates Reunion" after not seeing them for 2 decades. I took this opportunity to meet my cousins and a long time blogger Ken whom I had never met before. He has since quit blogging after the birth of his 2 beautiful kids. I had to notify everyone in Singapore that I was visiting as I knew that FACEBOOK would expose me and no way to hide myself.
I stayed in a hotel along Bencoolen Street which is just next to Orchard and Bugis areas. The above colonial house was located near my hotel and I love their idea of planting fresh green pandan leaves all around that office. It was so fragrant as I walked pass the place.
Our schedule was packed and hectic for 2 days meeting different groups for lunch, tea and dinner. I sure sounded like a VIP. We found time to hop into my favourite Bugis Junction which has a similar shopping concept like what I saw in Osaka where they have glass roof sheltering all the shops below with cool air conditioning everywhere. I bought my wife a "Hello Kitty" egg pan so that she could make nice bento sets for me to eat again.
I was very attracted to the above 3-D Advertisements in the glass showcase for a POST STICK company. They used all the post stick to stitch them onto evening gowns! How brilliant and nice! It seems like Singapore is now into this Eco-Green fashion trend like what I saw in Osaka and Taichung where the gowns were made of paper or shuttle cocks! Have you seen anything like this in Malaysia?
Blogger Ken came to pick us up in his shiny black Mercedes Benz with his pretty wife and 2 lovely kids. He took us to have coffee and yummy finger foodies at the trendiest hub where the unique cafes are all located inside disused Military Barrack's stores & buildings. I love that place very much and would want to go there again. Alas, all the photos of that place were taken in my wife's camera. So Ken and I had a good chat about anything under the sun ranging from Gods, Ghosts, Humans and Deaths. You know how famously bizarre I am. His smart wife was even more enlightening to explain all the topics pertaining to the "special" children's care and the endless agony faced by the parents to bring up their problem kids. We enjoyed their company SO VERY MUCH! Later he drove us around the city to cruise by the must-visit Botanical Gardens, swanky Holland Road areas down to The Sands in the city. Thank you Ken and wife!
My uncle and wife took us to eat at Newton's Hawker Centre again at my request as I have fond memories of that place. The host ordered too much food like 8 types of hawker food. I was too full until I was silent inside the car as the food was right up to my throat and I could vomit any minute. Later we went up to Mount Faber which is Singapore's Peak to see the city lights and many couples grrrr grrrrr inside their dark cars.
Next day we visited the famous Guan Yin Temple again in the town area just a few blocks away from my hotel. It is my wife's practice that we should visit any temple to pay courtesy respect when we visit any foreign places. Many people were seen rubbing the whole statue of the Laughing Buddha. I followed them and even carried his big "WEALTH BAG" after giving $2 donations. Please bless me to win the next TOTO's Jackpot!
We had lunch at the famous much talked about Geylang area where you can find yummy food and abundance of "sexilicious" prostitutes. They could be seen everywhere as prostitution is legal in that republic. Throughout my journey around Geylang, I kept thinking of Blogger SP and all the Hamsap Bloggers from HHBC. Their hilarious dirty words kept echoing in my head to make me giggle.
On the last day, the uncle took us to eat Dim Sum for lunch at the Famous 126 restaurant in Geylang. Again, he ordered too much and there were over 10 types of delicacies to eat. Overall it was a very fattening and happy trip. I will be back again to Singapore in March 2013.