Friday, November 6, 2009

Singapore Trip.......


Checking in on arrival @ Changi airport...........


This is the only trip that was not planned at all. After much persuasion from son H, my tickets were only bought at the airport counter less than 24 hours before my departure after a last minute decision to step foot on this shopping paradise since more than a decade ago. I did enjoy my short stay there and only regret I did not plan it earlier or I could have meet up with my Singaporean blogging buddies. Anyway I get to meet up with old friends and my niece Jennifer who is married to a Singaporean.

All we could do during the 3 days is taking a cab to Orchard road shopping paradise and shop til we drop. Window shopping is more likely the word as most of the things are expensive considering the high exchange rate of SGD 2.40 to RM 1.00. We did get to eat some good food. Transportation by cab was expensive but more convenient as we were short of time to travel MRT. What I really like about Singapore is that their toilets are really clean and their traffic is not as heavy as in Malaysia. Their food courts which they called food republic are nicely and neatly presented.


Besides shopping, food is not forgotten and here are some shots of the food we had.........


Our first lunch at DinTai Fung with this delicious sweet sour beancurd seaweed soup. The beancurd cut into strips were really soft that it melts in the mouth and the soup was not sour at all.

Prawn fried rice, nicely done with rich flavor of egg yolk.....


Cha cha mien....hand pulled noodles with pork

Pork tenderloin fried rice...meat is crispy on the outside but super soft and sweet on the inside.....


DTF Siau Loong Pau.....just as nice and even better than dragon i....


Din Tai Fung Siew Mai...............

St Louise pork ribs for meat lover son H.........


Son H trying out more dim sum at Crystal Jade HabourFront Walk in VivoCity. Working in the dim sum kitchen @ Canton i has make him a good judge of the best dim sum.

My one year old Singaporean grandnephew, Jesse........



Shopping in Bugis junction. Across the road is the street market where we can buy souvenir items and cheap goods. Just a whole day over here is not enough as there are so many shopping malls to explore all over the place.


This dancing fountain is a great place to relax........


Singapore's Cab ready to go at your doorsteps.........

Passing by Singapore flyer....do not have time to go for a ride......

Japanese food @ Tampopo Takashimaya before our departure for home.....deep fried wagyu beef with rice and miso soup (Wagyu Katsu set) @ 29.80 sgd.....


My black pig Katsu Don @ 22.50 sgd.......the pork slices were soft and tender as the black pig were specially bred.....


Sakura fried rice @12.80 sgd................
Our complimentary dessert..............

Note that in Singapore, the service charge is 10% and govt tax is 7%.....


More shopping on the way home..........

Charles & Keith handbag for myself..........


Irish Baileys for son R...................


Chocolates and Nougats for the sweet tooth............

14 comments:

BeautifuL Life said...

wow!! it was a short trip but really a fun one! this is the first time seeing Jenny's baby!! More photos please ee ee..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Nice trip, thanks for sharing the pictures. I noticed that the cab is advertising for MSG. LOL!

EastCoastLife said...

WHAT!? You were in Singapore and never even drop me a line? oi.... I dare not contact you if I go to Penang loh. :(

Why only 3 days? Where got enough? :D

Sweet Jasmine said...

Beautiful life - Yeah, too short and too sudden. Will plan another longer trip later. Too tired to take more photos.

Sweet Jasmine said...

LCOM - I was waiting for a cab and this MSG advert caught my eye. Remember it was sold like this many decades ago. Cannot find it in M'sia now.

Sweet Jasmine said...

ECL, I really did love to meet u but I do not know your contact no. If I had plan it earlier I wld hv ask for it. Only 3 days coz son H has that much leave fr. work. I will plan another trip next year and will surely give u a ring to ask for a treat fr. you..he.he...
I wld love to see U if u come to Penang.

EastCoastLife said...

Let's keep in touch by email. :)

Would love to meet you and your family.

Have a great weekend!

erinalaw said...

Hi, after lots of encouragement from friends and family I have finally ................ I am back into the blogging world. Sometimes a last minute holiday is better than a pre-arrange one. Fruitful holiday?

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Erina, it good to see u here again. Yeah, last minute holiday is still better than no holiday..ha.ha..
Will see u more often ya? Cheers.

Sweet Jasmine said...

ECL, will keep in touch. Have fun!

ladyviral said...

Looks like you had fun :).

How much did the handbag go for? I am looking to getting one for my mom for her birthday ^_^.

Sweet Jasmine said...

ladyviral - I did enjoy the short trip but I still wish I cld stay longer.
This leather handbag only cost me Sgd 43....not too expensive yeah? Hope u can get one for yr mum.

ck lam said...

Hi Jasmine...looks like you bought many things from Singapore compared to me. Nice to see your trip. I have yet to blog all of it :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

ck lam - You did not buy many things but see that you had a nice time eating..ha.ha.. I cld have bought more things if I had stay a bit longer.