New & Old
Last week I spent some time in one of my favourite countries, Singapore. Singapore is only 710sq KM which makes it one of the smallest countries in the world, there is a population of 5 million made up mainly of Chinese(majority), Malay, Indian and Eurasian.
Gold Coast - Singapore Fly Scoot
View from my hotel Ramada Hotel at Zhongshan Park
so many different religions all living in harmony together
On the back streets and at temples throughout Singapore you will find people burning Joss paper (spirit money) as offerings to gods or to help your ancestors buy things they need in their afterlives. This is very common in various Asian religions.
| burning incense to cleanse the air of evil spirits |
| Incense Paper |
Durian fruit is found throughout Southeast Asia, it has a custard-almond flavor and is very delicious, the only downside is the smell, to some people is smells like old garbage but to others it has a sweet frangrance. If you see it be sure to pinch your nose and try some 😊
Eating in Singapore is amazing, there is such a great variety of foods available from all over Southeast Asia. Try to get to one of the local street hawker centers and eat what the locals eat.
made from steamed rice flour & white radish, fried with egg and finished with spring onion
Chai Tow Kueh
| sugar cane juice |
| perfect late night snack |
Street food vendor
Glutinous rice flour balls filled with palm sugar coated in fresh coconut
Nom Plae Ai
Better than a paper cup ;-)
Iced Ginger Tea
Glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves and steamed
Icecream Sandwich Sweet coloured bread with a slab of your favorite icecream. Peppermint choc chip for me
Flaky pastry filled with sweet mung bean paste. AMAZING
Tau Sar Piah
| Yong Siak Steeet |
Trendy new bars and restaurants popping up everywhere
You need a secret password to enter this amazing bar, think James Bond ;-)
Comic book cocktail list
The Cufflink Club Some of the best cocktails and pizza I've ever had.
Developed in 1915 at the famous Raffles Hotel
Gardens by the bay
The famous infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Gardens by the bay light show
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