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A trip down south!!!

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It has been awhile i’ve been away from posting any updates here. Today i’m gonna make some time to post up some pictures i took on my trip to Singapore.

I have to say, Singapore is a place just alike Malaysia, we have all the same elements of a melting pot with people of different race, religion and culture whom also share the same lifestyle as us yet it really felt like i was walking into a new environment. Flats cover the skyline every corner i look. Its looks neat and well placed. Another thing i really liked is how the Government there preserves the old colonial building. But what really caught my attention was this huge almost black futuristic designed building which i later found out was LASALLE College of the Arts. We happened to stay very near by this building hence i had the chance of taking a closer look at it. I was really blown away. Why don’t we see more buildings like this in Malaysia?

For most of the trip down there we spent all our time in SIngapore’s Little India as brother and his fiancee had some wedding stuff to look at. I had a chance to go shopping with mom for saree’s. We went to most of the saree shops looking for some really interesting colours and designs. I manage to dig out some cool colours and we finally decided on a really uniquely designed purple saree. I was not happy with the choices the sales man was showing us.. they really havent a clue… i had to go behind the counter and start digging out the choices i tought were best. We also bought another saree which was picked out by Darmin (younger brother). A dark green coloured one which i think was a brilliant choice as it looked really regal. The sights in Little India is vibrant with colours and just buzzing with activity.

And not to miss out on the good food they had there. The indian restaurants served basically what all other indian shop serves. Nothing out of the ordinary but nonetheless the food was good. Chaat is referred to the street food or street snack thats available all over India. We had a chance to savour these snacks in a restaurant setting and it was quite interesting. The varying textures and flavours was a real delight. It’s more of a comfort food or snack for me esspecially those toasted buns served with warm potatoe cubes cooked in spices served with a dallop of ghee and some fresh cucumber.

This was the spread we had one of the mornings for breakfast, chinese dim sums. They were fairly ok i guess. Again nothing to shout about. Afterall it’s not like we went hunting for the best dim sum in town. We just picked the nearest foodcourt since we wanted plenty of time to prepare ourself for the big event that night. I did enjoy the scrambled egg with oyster tough, it wasn’t slimy and mushy as some places serve them.

A dish so synonymous with Singapore is Chili Crabs. Everyone goes crazy when you mention it. I think is all crabshit cos my moms crab curry beats those chili crabs anyday. Luckily for me my mom will be cooking it the next when i go home. Yummy! But the dishes we had at the riverside restaurant were good enough i guess.. everyone else seemed to be enjoying the crabs which i tought lacked in taste.

So it looks like i’ll just have to wait for another 2 weeks before i pack my bags and head back home for a few days of blissfull comfort home cooked food and some much need sleep. Good night for now.


Written by yogendrakumar

October 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm