Singapore!!

Wheeee! I’m in Singapore!
Albeit a last min trip, all seems good so far.

Oh… I was stranded at Customs at Woodlands, no thanks to our Malaysia Boleh bus operators. For a RM39 tic, I was supposed to be dropped off at the Golden Mile Complex, but surprise surprise.. the bus driver, at 3am, told us to switch to another bus, which supposedly will take us to the rest of our journey.
I was sleepy so I groggily hopped off the bus and took my new seat in the new bus. After all, this happens all the time during my bus trips thru and fro Pg-KL hence I didn’t suspect any foul play.

After the luggage check and getting my passport stamped, I hurriedly back to the bus. Take god I remembered the bus number, I told myself.

Imagine my shock when the bus driver shooed me (yes, he literally shove me off the stairs up the bus!) & said “No no,
we are only taking you up to this point. That’s the arrangement we had with your previous bus”.

Mouth hanging, I stared at him in shock. “Uh, I argued, I bought the ticket which is supposed to take me all the way to Golden Mile! If you leave me here, how am I supposed to get to Sg??”

He shrugged his shoulders, went inside the bus and drove off after making sure his “own” passengers were all on the bus.

Fully awake now, I searched around for the other passengers from my previous bus, and saw some coming towards the bus lanes, looking for the bus. I told them what happened, and all were really shocked and dismayed.

To cut the long story short, another bus took me to Golden Mile, after I promised to pay SGD5. It didn’t help that I had zero SGD on me. But I guess they pitied a lost, teary girl who probably looked a tad hysterical at that time of the morning (5am).
Other people I spoke to told me to take bus 170 to Golden Mile, but with no SGD on me, I didn’t even had chance at boarding one.

Anyhow, I’m now safely in Sg ;)

My friend’s place is cool. Dozed off til 11am, and we headed off to Orchard Road.

Oh my, Ion Orchard is HUGE, with funky futuristic design.

Ion Orchard

Ion Orchard1

Ion Orchard2

4 basements, 4 storeys upper ground levels. So many shops, so many people and so many things to eat!!

My friend wanted to try this, and said there’s perpetually a queue since its opening. Since we were pretty early that day (12pm), the queue wasn’t too bad.
Modern Peking Duck.
Mod Peking Duck

Early, hence there was a whole pig to be butchered up!
a whole PIG!

We were here for this. And ONLY this.
careful de-boning..
Mod Peking Duck
Mod Peking Duck rolls

For SGD6, it was yummy!
Mod Peking Duck Prices

Moist succulent generous cuts of duck in each roll.
Peking duck roll

Then we got ourselves some healthy herbal drinks..
menu

Our Bamboo Leaf and Sugarcane drink. Not very sweet and most refreshing.
bamboo leaf drink
Next, a queue reminiscent of our very own J Co kinda of length. At 12pm no less!

For Renaldo’S Apple Strudel & Pastries.
Renaldo'S queue

Eclairs of various fillings.
Renaldo
the strudels
Renaldo'S Apple Strudel & Pastries
Apparently, Renaldo is having a promo cos of Sg’s National Day. A full sized Apple Strudel (approx 10 inches) for only SGD10! (Normal price SGD19.80). No wonder laa the queue!
But no, I didn’t queue for Renaldo, since I have already placed an order for this.
ARINCO KING. Salt Caramel Roll. SGD18.
Damn, it’s like eating gold!
Furthermore, it is fully reserved for the day (at 1230pm!) so I had to place an order for a roll & pick up the next day.
It better be worth SGD18 (RM45)! (Will blog abt it after I pick it up tmw ok.)
Arinco King

After going round and round the mall and the food court, we finally gave up and bought buns for lunch! Sometimes variety ain’t good, especially for moi, since I can’t decide when presented with too many options.

BREAD SOCIETY
A heaven for a bread-whore like me. Took me 30mins to decide what to buy. In the end, I chose a spinach cheese bun and a green curry bun. The chocolate bagels were screaming “Get me!” & the pastries and bite sized cakes had me transfixed. My friend literally dragged me out from the shop.
Lunch

Then we went to check out the market place. I adore shopping at supermarkets when I’m overseas.
Malaysia seriously has some catching up to do on the stocking up of their supermarket shelves. The amazing range of condiments, cheeses, yogurts, cereals, etc available is mind-boggling.

I rounded up my lunch with a SGD2.00 Bircher Style Muesli yogurt, bought on discount. Normal price is SGD6.15 . A most wonderful yogurt. But of course, for RM15 – (normal price) what would you expect??
The yogurt smoothie is SGD1.25. Damn sweet. Urgrgh.
yogurt
After lunch, we headed off to Sentosa Island. My friend who is quite a party animal, says there is a beach side party every Sunday at this place called The Shack.

En-route via VivoCity, we took the VivoCity/Sentosa Express, SGD3.00 to Sentosa Island.

Below: The beach, the construction works on-going for the casino and the makeshift DJ deck for the party, which amazingly sports a very decent sound system throughout the night.
Sg - Sentosa
The party and beach is animal friendly. Yup, the animals get to parteyyy too.
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Some body – beautiful peeps to oogle at, and some err…NOT.
The people @Shack, Sentosa
It was a party all right. Mostly expats of Singapore, these party animals drank, dance and mingle til wee hours of the morning.

Well, I’m now back home, getting ready to snooze..stay tuned for more Sg adventures!

To be continued…

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Comments ( 33 )

  • Eve says:

    I notice that Singaporeans are very patient when it comes to queueing up to buy their food.

    I see eclairs and cream puffs! My favourites!!

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  • FoOd PaRaDiSe says:

    oh gosh…. you are safely arrive in Singapore. And sure have many more delicious blog to posts ya. ^-^

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  • Sean says:

    glad u managed to make it safely and successfully across in the end!
    ion looks super cool!!! but that pig looks really scary!!! won't find that at pavilion :d

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  • Chong says:

    The duck/pork wrap looks good! Gonna try them if got time…

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  • PureGlutton says:

    What a start to yr Spore trip! Glad u made it safely there! What is the name of that place with the yummy pig??! And duck?

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  • ai wei says:

    eclair and puff!!! all my fave!!! wish i can have them, how nice if there is one in KL.

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  • Selba says:

    Whoaaa.. what an experience to use bus from Msia to Spore.

    I miss Spore! Have a lot fun there :)

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  • thule a.k.a leo says:

    poor girl… next time just take Aeroliner ok??? luxury, comfy… all the way to s'pore… board at 1Utama or Corus Hotel KL.
    But then there's always sun after the rain… can't wait for your next post!!!

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  • cariso says:

    Adui! What an experience! Btw, that peking duck looks really awesome! I wanna queue for that too!

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  • Food For Tots says:

    Sorry to hear about your bus experience. You should lodge a complaint to the bus company for your case when you are back to KL. Hope you have a pleasant holiday in Singapore!

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  • thenomadGourmand says:

    Eve: Oh, they were very polite. And Renaldo is havin some kind of promo cos of Sg's National Day hence the queue! i;m goin again tmw, hope to get myself an Apple Strudel – Only SGD10!

    food paradise: not much actually..cos i was busy checking out bakeries only!

    Sean: Hehe..nopes, not in Msia obviously!

    chong: ohh..worth a try! I mean, whr to get 5 rolls of peking duck? such a gd idea don't u think so?
    Here in Msia, u hv to order at least 1/2 a duck and u got to dine in a restaurant. This is like take-away fast food concept!

    PureGlutton: Post edited with the name, its Modern Peking duck.

    ai wei: Msia still has a lot to catch up with Sg. But we win la of course when it comes to hawker food ;)

    selba: Yup, jz my luck. As always.

    Leo: ah well..budget mahh..

    cariso: yes, I will queue too!

    food for tots: I will! Problem is, I didnt note the bus number!

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  • UnkaLeong says:

    *sigh* Take aeroline next time yar ;)

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  • Allie says:

    the peking duck looks so inviting! Worth for the queue :)

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  • "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    heard abt the ION..Canton I opened their 1st outlet there apparently..

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  • thule a.k.a leo says:

    well, budget caused you ended up where??? lol… OK.. I'll stop laughing

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  • msihua says:

    Oooohhh.. the Peking Duck wrap looks absolutely delicious.. was the wrap made out of egg?

    And that pic of that chicks (i hope) butt with red stains.. wtf? Hahahha

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  • Kwong says:

    The bagels look really good!

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  • sc says:

    glad everything turns out well in the end..loads of food i see here!

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  • Tummythoz says:

    *curses the bad bus operators*

    Glad to know you did have a great holiday afterall.

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  • J says:

    Poor you (re. the bus).
    Why must Msia boleh in all these bad ways la… So embarassing…
    :(

    Hmmm… I wish I could have a bite of the Big Pig tho – looks good!
    (And Yikes! Doesn't that guy know that butt crack is so NOT sexy…. haha…)

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  • tRiEi cRiSiS says:

    ooo…. the butt pic seems as interesting as the pig pic… :P

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  • thenomadGourmand says:

    unkaleong: nx time I go with u…

    allie: Oh yes it was!!

    joe: yeah, but of course i didnt go Canton i, cos Msia alrei have! ;p

    leo: hurmph! ;)

    msihua: yup, made w egg! And NO, its a guy!

    kwong: oh yes..i can't dec on what to buy!

    sc: of course! hehe..

    tummythoz: Sigh. Malaysia.

    J: Yup, Msia bus operators – we can publish a book jz by interviewing fellow msian on their horrid experiences I'm sure!
    THE PIG looks really delish I tell u! And hehe, that guy prob couldnt care less!

    tRiEi cRiSiS: Hehe, thats why both are featured! :p

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  • vialentino says:

    modern peking duck, but how come it shows a huge pig one? looks damn delicious ler….my favourite ler….

    seems u have a very enjoyable makan trip at singapore…

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  • Nic (KHKL) says:

    RM39 is actually very cheap la. what's the name of the bus u took? actually, from the singapore custom, you can take taxi as well and pay by credit card. but it's quite troublesome (and expensive) la. glad u arrived safely in singapore. hope the caramel salt roll is good!!!! keep me updated! :d

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  • CK Lam says:

    It's truly an experience you went through. Hope to see more of Sg post…

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  • mimid3vils says:

    Oh…the roasted pig!! Make me excited!!!

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  • ~Christine~Leng says:

    come to think of it, I've never tried pastries from Spore. and those peking ducks.. gosh :)
    waiting for more of your Sg updates!

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  • 550ml jar of faith says:

    We do we do!! We have TOO much to catch up on… from the novelty bakery items to megamall sizes to (dare I say gaudy) architecture… and from the looks of the beach soiree, even our party hats!!!

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  • foodbin says:

    a great escapade.

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  • thenomadGourmand says:

    vialentino : Oh..their specialty is pork or peking duck roll; and the queue! my my.
    Me? I enjoy any trips with shopping and eating ;)

    Nic: Aiyo, for us Msians (read:earning Ringgit) RM39 is the std price for a trip to Sg departing frm Pudu KL. Even Sri Maju also.

    ck: I alws seem to run into funny experiences wherever i go…

    mimid3vils: haha..luckily we do hv that here!

    christine: hey if u luv desserts, Sg does offer much more!

    550ml: Haha..u forgot corruptions and cleanliness!

    foodbin: Alws enjoy one ;p

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    Wow, fantastic blog structure! How long have you ever been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall glance of your website is wonderful, let alone the content material!

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