Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Evening at Bugis

Sorry guys, I haven't written in a while now. It's just that I've been so busy with assignments. Work, work, work all the time. But I took some time off to go to Bugis Street. So I want to tell you people about it. I ate and shopped a lot there and have reached the conclusion that Bugis street is one of my favourite places in Singapore.

I heard from some friends that Bugis street used to be very different sometime ago. Now it has more shops, more eateries and more options. It's a really nice place. You can get almost anything at very reasonable prices. It is now considered a tourist attraction.

As I walked through the market, I came across an unbearable stench. I tried finding the source and was shocked to know it was coming from Singapore's king fruit - The Durian. Singaporeans love this fruit but I couldn't bear the smell and got away really quick. Walking around the market made me really thirsty. So I stopped for a drink st a juice store. The flavours were innumerable. I wanted to try all of them but obviously, I couldn't. So I settled for an Apple-Pineapple combination which was awesome.

My friend then began to feel very hungry after all the roaming around and the shopping and so she stopped at a roadside food stall to eat. She had something called 'Dang Dang Dang'. It's salted pepper chicken and cheese sausages. She said it was really yummy. You should try it sometime and check out these pictures of Bugis Street.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Come Rain, Come Shine

I was wondering what to write about in my next post. Since this is the holiday season, even my brain needs some rest (he he he...).
Just kidding.... one of the interesting things about Singapore is that it's not just a shopping paradise, it's got amazing climate.

Sometimes it can drive you crazy too. In Singapore nobody knows when it's going to rain, even though it has a tropical climate where the weather isn't supposed to change too often.
In the morning, there will be no sunshine (believe me) but around 3 pm the sun'll burn you to ashes and in the evening it's time for the rain to cool the earth... this has become a kind of routine. There are times when the clouds will show no sign of rain... but they'll suddenly start to pour out of no where. So, the most essential commodity to everyone here, is an umbrella.

I've been living in Singapore for nearly 1 year. In this one year I had never seen a rainbow. Strange, right? But then came a day in March and I saw the most amazing rainbow. It was 180 degrees exactly! A full arch. These are beautiful pictures of it. But sorry guys, my camera couldn't capture the entire rainbow because of all the tall towers.

Until my next post, enjoy the rainbow. Nature is truly amazing !