Friday, July 25, 2008

First Trip Singapore

Day 1 July 25
 I met with Ma'am Cinch at the airport, she is my new travel buddy. We reached Singapore in 3 hours, the climate was same as ours. We took a cab to Woodlands, it seemed old but it's well maintained not like the smelly taxis back home. At noon, we met with gregarious Yaya, who was taking Bea & Mia to school. Hungry, we ate at an open area with lots of food stalls which they call Kopi Tiam. We ate what we thought is fish, and some mushy veggie which somehow tasted good. That fish turns out to be a Stingray.

That afternoon, it drizzled a bit. We met with Kuya Ninoy. This time we took the MRT to Bugis and took a bus to Sim Lim Square(gadgets galore). Our first day was to buy gadgets, and for real it's really cheaper in Singapore. After which, Kuya Ninoy treated us with a very nice dinner at Plaza Singapura. We ate at Ichiban Sushi, the food is great and filling. The best part is when we ended the dinner with Saki. I loved it, its clear and crisp.

That night, we took the MRT back home, we met with the lovely family, Ate Nini, Sinta, Mitchie and their friends. The room was filled with their warmness and it was festive also. They were singing when we arrived. Ma'am Cinch and I were really tired that night. And before dozing off, Yaya treated us with Roti Prata with condensed milk. It was a simple but tasty treat.

Day 2 July 26

 That morning, I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of fried dried fish, while Ma'am Cinch ate her luncheon meat with sugar. With full tummies, we went roaming around again this time to Funan Digital Mall. Then went to Sim Lim again. Then went to Esplanade to meet up with Rina, our sweet good friend. The Esplanade has a very interesting architecture. It's like a giant Durian, and good enough it doesn't smell like one.

 After her work, she took us to all too famous Merlion. I remembered when she told me she already have a tourist route. Then we ran off to the Night Safari. It was really humid and hot that night. The queues are long. But we enjoyed the tram ride at the Night Safari, even though we don't get to see much. But there are really interesting animals there; the giant rat, the elephant and the sleeping rhinos. For dinner we ordered some satays, sting ray, and Indian food. The Indian food isn't spicy as we expected it to be but the sting ray is really really spicy. And because of it, Ma'am Cinch had to drink glasses of cola.

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