Saturday, December 29, 2007

Singapore Trip

A very late entry and I don't even remember when was the exact date of this trip. Somewhere in late of October. And since I'm home alone at Kin Fai's house with nothing much to do except online and chatting, so I might as well complete writing this abandoned entry. Erm, why home alone? Because I was on holiday and he still have to work, so I was being left home alone for 8 hours!!!!!! How fun is that?

But it's not too bad, I'm more an indoor person (unlike Kin Fai), so 8 hours home alone is not much problem as long as I have the internet connection, I am still very much connected to the outside world. And I really enjoy (syiok!) using his laptop.

Okok, back to the Singapore trip. Was there for a week long for company training purposes.

Ok, I'll reveal a bit on the things I do during the training here. All machinery and equipment. How boring. I don't know why I ended up doing this kinda of work. I'm an artist!!!! Should be holding brushes creating masterpiece not holding Allen key and assembly spare parts. Arrgghh!!!

Here's the hotel I'm staying. Parkroyal Hotel.

SGD190++ per room and it's not even a 4 star rated hotel. And no breakfast provided. The other 5 colleagues I went to Singapore with were kinda excited with the hotel rooms...mainly because 4 of them are technicians and seldom get to stay in posh hotels (this is not even consider posh). And 4 of them went totally hype when they saw the bath tub. And since all were guys, so I had the room all to myself. Another guy(engineer) suggested to share room with me but I blatantly rejected him.

Hippo city tour bus.

I had to lead 4 of the technicians for a city tour. The useless engineer left us on the very first day and joined his own Singapore friends. I had a friend working in Singapore offered to show me a bit of the island upon my arrival but I have to reluctantly reject him because I had to stay with the 4 poor lost lambs. It's also my first trip to Singapore, so I'm pretty lost myself too. And the 4 little lambs did not have much useful suggestion so I decided to take the Hippo city tour, a 24 hours city tour guide for just SGD24. Not too bad for us first timer. And for the first time of the day, I was cheered up seeing that the bus I was about to board is pink! hehe.

Me in the Hippo bus.

And some of the not very attractive technicians. I'm a bit hesitated to put their pictures in my blog but just that you all will know why I'm not enjoying the trip. LOL.

I went to the roof seating for better view.
I'm wearing pants ok, just don't know why my beige pants turn out so skinny.

Merlion. Smaller than I thought.

The Singapore flyers. Bigger than The Eyes of Malaysia I suppose. (of coz lar, everything they also want to be better than us)

At Orchard Road.

Vivo City. Nice design for a building.

The Hippo bus also took us to Sentosa Island for the Song of The Sea show. Sort of like laser+3D+musical fountain show.

And also went to Bugis Street, bazaar type of shopping.

I usually went crazy with bazaars, where I could find treasuries and good bargains but it doesn't seem to apply here in Bugis Street. Everything was so expensive (because of the currency rate) and especially after the trip to Bali and Chiang Mai, this so call Bazaar of Singapore I rated 1 out of 10. Even our own Jonker Street in Melaka and Petaling Street in KL are far more better. And I didn't even buy a single magnet or postcards. But grabbed a whole bunch of free cards from their advertisement racks. HAHAHA. Singapore ZoCards (freecards) rocks!

And on the third day, SK took me out for dinner and show me a bit of the more beautiful side of Singapore, which is Clarke Quay. He also brought me to Orchard Road for some really tasty Shanghai Siew Long Bau.


Everytime when I bite, I have to be very careful so that the juice inside the dumpling will not get squash out from my mouth, which will look awful if it did.

Riverside at Clarke Quoy.

It's really beautiful and romantic in Clarke Quoy. I wished I was there with Kin Fai. T_T
Just strolled along the riverside and clubbing area. Quite crowded and it's a Wednesday. I wonder how's the weekend? Anyway, thanks SK for the dinner and the time for showing me around. Will try not to virtual slap you so often...haha (try only lar).

The reverse bungy at Clarke Quoy. Ppl must be crazy.

And on the last night in Singapore, I had another date with my friend, Chun Yng. And thanks to those great friends, they brought me to eat the better food in Spore. This time, I went to Vivo City, the largest and hippiest shopping mall in Singapore. Yes, really beautiful mall. But too bad that after we finished our dinner (because of too much talking... hehe), the mall was already closing and we did not really walk alot.

The restaurant that Chun Yng brought me to were very 'Hong Kong'ish and the name is oso very cheeky..Hak Seh Wooi, meaning brothers, also meaning triad brothers.

Custard buns. Sooooo delicioussssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

I really like the three eggs fried rice (am a big fans of century egg). And it's Chun Yng's fingers.

Overall the food there was really good, one of the best meal I had in the whole week stay in Singapore. Yes, generally Singapore food is not that good and if you want to eat good food you have to try one of those kinda posh restaurants in big mall. And yes, of course, much much more expensive too. And also people tend to flock to Kim Gary too....just like us Malaysian.

After the sumptuous dinner we had a nice walk and chat at vivo city's rooftop which spot the night best view.....just opposite Sentosa Island. But with construction going on at Sentosa Island (they are building the casino, you know....), the island view is not that beautiful.

We went to Jewel Box, a place at hilltop, not very high but a good spot for night view. We also took the late night cable car ride to and fro to Sentosa Island (not stopping at the island though).

The Jewel Box

Xmas decoration were already all over the place.

Thank you so much Chun Yng!!! Love you *muaks*

I really miss home (Malaysia) especially our local food. Even though Singapore is just our neighbouring country but their street food/hawker food is not even near our standards. And as usual, I gobbled down a plate of Nasi Lemak once I set my food back to Malaysia ground. But it was Johor's nasi lemak and not that good...but don't care laaaa, emotionally and spiritually satisfied. Haha.

This is the big pau I had at Singapore. Not BIG at all!! What the....*tut tut*....

Look fancy...can 'act' like very delicious.

Beef steak at Sentosa Island. Course and hard rock. last!!! at last!!!!!!!! I finished my Singapore trip entry. I may rest in peace.

And to contradict my sentence above about being left home alone (and no fun), actually I was only home alone for 4 hours and by 1pm Deb came to find me for lunch cum shopping at Uptown Damansara and I got myself a new dress for Xmas celebration. Yay!! Which end up I did not finish writing the blog at Kin Fai's house but 4 days later, at my own house. I just don't know why this entry took forever to finish.


  1. i thought that you didn't wear anything but your tops in that sure have skinny legs ;) ...envy envy..
    happy new year to you!! may you have a happy and prosperous 2008! :)

  2. Good thing you enjoyed yourself. Pleasures are all mine dudette! LOL. :D