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Delicious » Food and Shopping…

Food and Shopping…

Posted on November 6th, 2007 by Cody.
Categories: Sights in Singapore.

If you ever come to Singapore, there are two things here that they will tell you to do before you leave: eat and shop! Well, I have been lucky to have several tour guides of this great country, and I’ve been shown all the great places for both things so far. I know I’m a couple days behind on updates, but my Internet here is so slow and I don’t have 3 hours to sit and update the site for one post. So anyway, this set is from November 4th. Siti and I went out for breakfast at Azmi Restaurant next to my hotel. I had milk tea, mutton, chicken ,and some Indian bread with cucumbers. Excellent!

I grabbed a Jasmine Tea (also excellent), and Siti and I went out to check out some stores. I took these neat pics of Batman and Superman at the DC Store right outside. We ended up walking around for about a couple more hours, saw some more buildings/stores/sights, and I met up with Vanessa afterwards. We got some more Indian food (I am in Little India, why not, right?), another tea (Lime this time, 5/5 stars), and hit Serangoon Road to see the sights.

We came across a bird shop, so I had to stop in. There was all manner of birds there from lovebirds and cockatiels, to budgies and a bright red Amazon. They even had a few African Greys. They also had a huge cockatoo, so I walked up and started talking to it, and it was so friendly, I could pet its neck and back. Pretty cool, but the owner wanted $3,000 SGD for it (like $2,000 US), so I had to say thanks and leave!

Vanessa decided I should try a durian, which is a local fruit that has spikes all over it. According to some it stinks, but I didn’t think it smelled bad. The taste is like a custard on a seed and really strong. It’s not offensive, but it doesn’t taste very good either! I would have to say that I’m not a fan, as you can probably see by the expression on my face.

We walked around some more, to Clarke Quay, the River, some malls, and Chinatown. I took a pic of the “wife biscuits” because I thought it was a funny name, but I didn’t want to try any because I wasn’t sure if it was made with fresh wife or not. We got some Dim Sum instead, and went back to Clarke Quay for a few drinks. I had a Singapore Sling (pretty tasty), and then about midnight it decided to RAIN. I’ve never heard such a torrential downpour, punctuated by bolts of lightning and claps of thunder. Kinda scary, so it’s a good think the Quay has a covered roof to keep us dry!

We hung out the bar next door for a bit, then took a taxi to a Chinese restaurant for some biriyani. This may well be one of my favorite foods now. Everything is so good, it’s no wonder that this is considered a food lover’s paradise. I haven’t even left yet, and I can’t wait to come back.

I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking for me.

Police at Orchard Towers Indian Food at Azmi Restaurant Jasmine Green Tea DC Store Superman Mirror DC Store Batman Mirror Parkview Square Lobby Statue Parkview Square Building Graffiti Sticker Mosque Indian Food More Indian Food Oriental Lime Green Tea Cockatoo at the bird shop in Little India Cockatoo at the bird shop in Little India Cockatoo at the bird shop in Little India Durian… Me Eating Durian… Bird Tiles Indoor Mall Roof Wife Biscuit… but is it made with fresh wife? ;) New Flavour Gourmet Dim Sum New Flavour Gourmet Dim Sum Sign Biriyani at Chinese Restaurant

That’s all for now, but I have plenty more pics coming, as well as some videos if I can find a decent connection to upload them on. Stay tuned and leave a comment below for me!

5 comments.

Debbie

Comment on November 6th, 2007.

Love your web site and how you keep everyone posted, almost as if you are there… I’ve heard of Durian and have even watched a video of people trying to eat it, it’s been said “You either like it or don’t” I want to try ‘Heaven & Earth’. Have a good day (night) which ever you are in… k?
Love Mom

BrandonZ

Comment on November 6th, 2007.

i like durian, but looks like you’re eating a different type from what i’m used too.

Debbie

Comment on November 7th, 2007.

Good Day Son,
on this most glorious November 7th,

Tomorrow is your 24th birthday! Because you are not availble by phone I can’t call you and say, (as I always do) that this is the last day you will be 23.
Talk to you tomorrow

Mom

Jas

Comment on November 10th, 2007.

lol @ “wife biscuit”

HiLi

Comment on November 14th, 2007.

I’ll have me some heaven & earth…..bring a can back with you!!! I’ll be in America from the 20th of November until the 10th of December……Pleeeeezzzzzzzzzz…..Yum Yum….

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