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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Singapore Sling

A short trip to Singapore for emergency knicker buying and such like pursuits which didn't interfere too much with the main purpose of eating.

I've got a better hang of Singapore now and used the MRT to travel most time, it saved money and time leaving more of both for the important things (see above).

There wasn't too much picture taking but I leave you with a few images of things that tickled my fancy:

This reminds me of the " the internationally acclaimed Holistic Nutritionist and presenter of You Are What You Eat " Gillian McKeith but is in fact a dentist in Little India.
Gillian McKeith Lookie Likey

Lion dancers were all over the place ushering in good fortune for the year ahead, my camera wasn't up to capturing them particularly well, either that or my photography skills are still in need of a massive overhaul but here are a few of them anyway.

Lion Dancers, Lunar New Year, Singapore

And a light up version

Cantering Lion Dancers, Singapore

Lights were a bit of a theme and Clarke Quay's were pretty impressive.

illuminated bridge, Singapore, Clarke Quay

On the subject of themes Clarke Quay takes it quite seriously, here's the first picture of a theme bar, The Clinic.

Theme bar, Clark Quay

Drinks are served in intravenous bags on wheeled stands. I didn't see any wheelchair shenanigans but I expect they do happen.

The Highlander Bar is predictably Scottish

Highlander Bar

Their menu includes haggis, stovies and tattie scones but I don't know if there are any Tunnocks Tea Cakes or Irn Bru available.

Elsewhere it's seafood with impressive tanks of live fish for diners to choose from.

At least at the start of the night they look impressive, this shot was taken of Jumbo Seafood at the end of the night and there are a lot at the bottom of the tank which look like they're going to be getting served first the following day.

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, Clarke Quay

We stayed at the Swissotel Merchant Court where there was a sale on rooms. We didn't spend much time in the hotel so there's not a lot to report on it except that it's the first time I've checked into a hotel that matched my shoes and bag.

Swisotel Merchant Court, Singapore

Flying: Singapore Airlines
Eating: Satay, Nasi Lemak, Curry, Curry, Curry and Kulfi
Returning: Overweight in both baggage and person

A good trip.

2 comments:

Vu said...

I'd be afraid to go to the Highlander Bar always having to watch my back. You know, cause there can be only one.

amasc said...

I think you would be safe...unless you felt the quickening.