From one of my favourite stall located in The Deck of National University of Singapore (NUS)
Curry Yong Tau Fu is one of my favourite dishes. There’s toufu (bean curds), fish balls, meat balls, cuttlefish, lady’s fingers, noodles and of course, not forgetting the curry to make it a scrumptious spread. To make it spicier, add a tablespoon of the stall’s chili to complete the food experience.
Laksa from Vivo City’s Toast Box
Beside Curry Yong Tau Fu, I’m also a fan of Laksa. I took the above when I was lunching with my friends when we were in Vivo City’s Toast Box. Besides laksa, I went for their Kaya Toast, French Toast and ended the meal with an ice milk tea.
Of course not all food that I enjoy are spicy. I also love non-spicy dishes like a simple bowl of white rice and a bowl of soup to go along with a few dishes. There was once after my blood donation where my friend treated me to frog’s leg porridge and though it was my first time donating blood and having frog leg porridge, I had a memorable fun.
Good Old Frog Porridge from 249, Outram Road
If you haven’t realize it yet, yes, I love food and Singapore offers a variety of food that is both from the East and the West. A cosmopolitan city with a mix of races, Singapore is the best holiday destination if you love food, food and moar food!
Love the Sun?
Kite Flying at Kadaloor was a memorable experience where I got to fly kites, celebrate a friend’s birthday and to sun tan. It was an opportunity to partake in a simple activity like kite flying in a buzzing city like Singapore. A simple picnic with home prepared spread and just chilling with friends under the Sun was an enjoyable experience.
Other than the Sun and food, Singapore is also a comfortable place to shop. Shopping centers are built near train stations and they’re accessible to all public transportation. Hence, with that in mind, here are my plans for a 1 day itinerary should a foreign friend visit Singapore.
Starting the day at 9am, breakfast at one of the local coffee shops is a must have experience. Foreign friends would get some first hand local experience when they munch on kaya toasts and sip a warm cup of milk tea or coffee. Don’t be mistaken that I’m a cheap skate when I did not suggest bringing my foreign friends to some high class posh restaurant for Dim Sum. Exactly how many Singaporeans have Dim Sum at posh restaurants daily? I’m definitely not one of them but there are higher chances where I would have breakfast at a local coffee shop daily instead. Visiting the local coffee shop is one of the ways to present the local side to my foreign friends; where my friends would have a better idea of how the folks here do things their way. ;)
Orchard is one of the buzzing spots in town and it is a must visit location after breakfast. That is where we should head after breakfast if my foreign friends are fans for shopping or window shopping. What’s best is that there are so many shops to shop that half a day might not be enough for anyone at all.
Take Ion Orchard for example. Being one of the bigger shopping malls in Singapore, it has 4 levels + 4 basements. That’s a total of 8 levels to shop in total! If that is not enough, there’s Wheellock place, Takashimaya and Orchard Central to visit. There, my friends who have a craze to shop would spend half their day shopping, snacking and chatting in the comfort of an air-conditioned environment.
I would take my friends to Chinatown in the late afternoon as it is one of the oldest landmarks in Singapore. Chinatown would be an appropriate location for me to share the history of Singapore and to provide brief insights as to how Singaporean Chinese was in the past. Dinner would be local delights like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Char Kway Teow or Mee Pok that are found easily in the Chinatown area.
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Char Kway Teow
Green Tea Snow Ice
And probably a bowl of Green Tea Snow Ice before ending off for the day. Now, watcha waiting for?
“Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore experience”.