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Shopping, Food, Graffiti and Lizards…

Posted on November 7th, 2007 by Cody.
Categories: Sights in Singapore.

Shopping and food seem to be becoming constant themes around here! These pictures are all from November 6th. I woke up and met Siti and her boyfriend and we went to the food center down the street from my hotel. We had some delicious drinks called Teh Tarik which is tea, sugar and milk, then went to another place called ZamZam and ordered chicken and mutton briyani and chicken murtabak.

I’m already stuffed, but we keep eating! I got a guava drink to help digest some, then we saw more sights in the city. There is very interesting architecture here, and most of it is very unique. We got some more cool drinks and some soy bean ice cream from Mr. Bean. Tastes like vanilla only more creamy. We hit up another shopping mall at Beach Road, but it was outdoor (with a roof), and there was a lot of great deals on merchandise like clothes and shoes and backpacks. I got some shirts there and a lemon sugar cane drink.

After that, we went to the Esplanade Building which is shaped like a durian and I got a nice view of the skyline from the river. The skate park at Somerset Park was next, and there was a ton of wack graffiti there, but not all of it was bad. I got pictures of the murals that were cool. Interestingly enough, this was the first graffiti I saw in Singapore. The city itself is devoid of graf and most trash (bins are everywhere).

We left the park and walked to Orchard Road to watch the Subaru Challenge where there was only 6 people out of 400 competing after over 3 days. Basically, you have to keep your hand on a car for longer than anyone else. You can only keep your hand and nothing else on it. Your body cannot touch the car, or anything above your wrist. Bathroom (or food, or water) breaks are permitted for 5 minutes every 6 hours. If one finger lifts off the car, you are disqualified. The winner (one male, and one female) gets a car and the last one standing gets $10,000 SGD in accessories! Not a bad gig, but what an ordeal to endure!

We were still hungry after all the walking, so we headed over to Far East Plaza and went to Anatolia Turkish Restaurant and I got a chicken pancake “set” and lentil soup. Yum! We went to a book store in Wheelock Place and I snapped a pic of the building. We took the bus back to Little India and Siti noticed a lizard on the wall, so I grabbed him and took a pic. I think he was cool looking (he looked like a gecko of sorts), but apparently catching lizards here is quite strange. One of Siti’s friends asked me today if I thought that Singaporean cockroaches were cute too. I guess they don’t like them much here!

That’s all for today. I have some more pics coming, but updating this blog is taking all day, so I’m going to go out and meet some friends.

Chendol Drink and Teh Tarik… My Favorite! Egg Prata Briyani and Chicken Murtabak Indian Food Guava Drink The Concourse Building: Upper View The Concourse Building: Lower View Grass Power Drink Mr. Bean Soya Ice Cream Lemon Sugar Cane Drink in a Bag! Singapore Skyline Skate Park Graffiti Wall Skate Park Mega Man Graffiti Wall Skate Park Mega Man Zero Graffiti Wall Skate Park Graffiti Wall Skate Park Graffiti Wall by P Sirius Skate Park Graffiti Wall Skate Park Graffiti Wall Skate Park Graffiti Ground Mural Subaru Challenge Girl Subaru Challenge Kevin Anatolia Restaurant Chicken Pancake Set with Lentil Soup Anatolia Restaurant Sign Wheelock Place Building Tekka Hotel Lizard Tekka Hotel Lizard

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Video Clips from around the world…

Posted on November 7th, 2007 by Cody.
Categories: Videos.

Here are some video clips from my travels in Singapore. The 1st is from the Singapore River, a 360 degree view. The 2nd is a Chinese break dancing group called Energy from Heeren Mall. The 3rd is a walkway that changes color at Heeren Mall, and the 4th is a flaming shot of absinthe from the Eski Bar. By the way, straight absinthe over one piece of sugar and lit on fire does *not* taste good. Comments below!

Singapore River 360 Degree Panorama (0:34 Minutes, 11.7 MB)
Energy Break Dancer at Heeren Mall (0:27 Minutes, 9.4 MB)
Heeren Mall Walkway Floor (0:08 Minutes, 2.9 MB)
Flaming Absinthe Shot at Eski Bar (0:48 Minutes, 16.5 MB)

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Walking around Singapore

Posted on November 7th, 2007 by Cody.
Categories: Sights in Singapore.

These pictures are for November 5th. I met Siti in Little India and we took the MRT to Seah Im Food Center opposite Vivo City and got some Beef Noodle Soup from Thaksin. It was better than any of the stuff we’ve got in California! I also got some Bandung, which is the pink drink below. It tastes just like pink bubblegum, but surprisingly good. After that, we did some sightseeing and shopping.

We met up later that night with her friend and boyfriend to eat some chicken at BBQ Chicken at the Cineleisure mall (there are about 1 million malls in Singapore). After dinner we walked around Orchard Road some more, and then got some snacks at Old Chang Kee, which is a fried food stand all over the place here. The silver guys stand still until you tip them, then they move a little and wave and whatnot. We also saw the Subaru Challenge Contestants (more on that later), then got some ice cream at Gelatissimo. I had the mango which was excellent!

We walked around to this place in Holland Village called the Eski Bar which is a cold bar. There are two rooms: the main room (which is cold), and the freezer which has ice on the walls. The main bar is a solid block of ice in there. I ordered a shot of absinthe, and they lit it on fire before I drank it. Quite an experience; it’s like black licorice invading your taste buds and throat. It’s about as pleasant as it sounds, so I stopped at 1.

There’s a video above for you to check out. Let me know what you think of my experiences in the comments below!

Thaksin Beef Noodle Thaksin Beef Noodle Sign Bandung Drink… Tastes like Bubblegum BBQ Chicken Restaurant Rice BBQ Chicken Restaurant Ginseng Chicken BBQ Chicken ToriQ Chicken Heeren Building Information Center Glitch Action City Scary Bears Puma Ad Old Chang Kee Gyoza Silver Men Orchard Road Gelatissimo Gelato Gelatissimo Gelatos Eski Bar… Brrr!

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