Sunday, October 11, 2009

Singapore 2009


Towers pop out of a bed of green

While I had no plans to take a second trip abroad this year, let alone within barely two months of my 17-day European conference/vacation, the opportunity to visit Singapore during the Diwali/ZhongQiu season was too inviting to pass up. The opportunity to once again meet old friends, thunder along old walking routes, haunt old haunts and eat old favorites. These are my four nostalgia-soaked days in the Lion City.

32 comments:

  1. My favorite breakfast! ;-)
    Very good pictures, Sohan!

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  2. Amazing picts, thanks Sohan.

    The food looks a bit strange to me ! ;-)

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  3. lol those two towers are across the road, no longer bayshore but the Laguna area.

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  4. If that was you in the last of the Pick N Bite pics, I would suspect the opposite. But thanks anyway.

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  5. Yeah, I love how the kaya warms the butter but does not let it melt into the toast. The first bite into the middle is just heavenly.

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  6. If you think those look "strange," wait till you actually go to Singapore.

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  7. Hmm ... ok then, by imperial decree, I hereby transfer Laguna to the Duke of Bayshore. ^_^

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  8. Haha! What is the most terrific food you've ever eaten Sohan ? (in any country you've visited of course)

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  9. Golly, that's a tough one. Perhaps the biryani at Gazebo in Dubai.

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  10. Maybe you could try to make your own :p. This one sounds good !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GridojtCXDE

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  11. I should clarify that I was referring specifically to the Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani. I like many vegetarian dishes, but biryani is not one of them. Biryani, in my opinion, is simply not meant to have a vegetarian version.

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  12. And I would leave just a little bit of the soft boiled eggs in the bowl, pour a little black coffee in the bowl, stir the mixture, and drink it. Gosh, what a cuppa in a bowl! ;-)

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  13. I am still trying to figure out.. what is wheat snack? You meant You-tiao? What is that green mixture?

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  14. Yes, those are onion youtiao. The green mixture is a wasabi dip. These are from a specialty youtiao joint at the mall over Novena MRT station.

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  15. Looking good Sohan! You really trimmed down since college.

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  16. Whoops, sorry, just read the caption. Truly, where else but Singapore. But you have to admit, it's rather economical to sell it that way.

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  17. Wonderful view, I love the bridge for some reason.

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  18. Interesting architecture and facade.

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  19. Looking good, but what sort of attire are you wearing? Is it ceremonial?

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  20. oohh... u risk a beheading... questioning the Emperor's robes like that.

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  21. Han Chinese traditional robes, known as hanfu (汉服)

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  22. I think I will be lenient ... 10 years in the copper mines!

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