Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
If you're on a budget or the mainstream restos are too pricey for you (and if you have no sosyal hang-ups you rich dweeb) then you might want to try out the street fare. I chose this area specifically for its all night fare and simple attractions. Plus the Albert Market Centre is nearby.
It might be simply a sign, but you can see the respect the Singapore public works have for the ordinary citizen. Back home, with election time coming up, we see streets torn up for no rhyme or reason.
Our government sucks. Please... no more pikon tirades during SONAs.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Clarke Quay, was chosen as the site of Singapore Food Festival 2009, because of its strategic and scenic location --- right in one of the island’s hottest and trendy tourist spots.
Read (pronounced as “reed”) Bridge was transformed into Food Street with more than 30 stalls selling Peranakan, Chinese, Malay and Indian food. Yum!
They were serving Chang beer. Sorry but that’s Everton. Carlsberg it is for us Liverpool fans.
The riverside was also home to stalls by indie designers where I got somebody something really cool.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
On weekends, the side streets of Rochor Canal Road are turned into a street fair where you can find bargain buys, food, live bands, and free movie viewing. You just have to be careful when you move around. And yes, you can haggle. Regarding pirated DVDs, you'll find some here. Not the best ones though. Click on the photo below.
Look around first before buying. Even using internet shops you gotta choose. There are some that charge $3 (Singapore) for an hour while there are those that charge $2.
What I love about Singapore as opposed to Indonesia, Thailand, or Hong Kong is that people speak very good English here so it makes for getting around pretty easy.
A good six-minute walk from here is Bugis junction where you'll find the mall and other street fairs. There's also the Muslim quarter where you'll also find some cool stores for clothes, cloth, coffee, and other curios.
The picture below with the old-style gramophone is for real. It plays vinyl stuff. They guy was selling it at $200. Of course you can ask for a lower price. Now how long that will keep chugging I have no idea. I love those old vinyl LPs but CDs are just for me.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Off to Singapore to watch Liverpool play an exhibition match.
What to pack? Want to bring my laptop. Kinda feel naked without it. But its heavy so it stays. Boo! Hahahaha.
So aside from some clothes, here's what I'm bringing with me:
3 Liverpool jerseys - two red (from the last two seasons) and the black away kit
Swiss Army Knife
Notebook & pen
And so you know my brands in my kikay kit (bwahahaha)
Close Up Crystal Frost (Incredibly, in the US I only used Colgate. Go figure.)
Irish Spring soap
Gillette Cool Wave deodorant
Head and Shoulders shampoo
Johnson's Alcohol & Cleene cotton
Underwear by Giordano (hahaha)
1 pair of jeans (Calvin Klein) and three shorts (adidas)
2 extra shirts
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer last July 4 at the city of Liuzhou in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. If you ask me this is pretty frightening because what affects them there will befall us too.