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my hotel's balcony. lovely!!

Back in Singapore and headed to Chinatown. When I went to Singapore, it was a few weeks before Chinese New Year so everywhere I went was nicely decorated for New Year. Chinatown was the best. Everything was red with the word 'spring' on it.  Bought some souvenirs for family. Chinatown in Singapore is wonderful. No smell, not dirty, not too noisy. I've never been to Chinatown like that. Even Japan's Chinatown is smelly and dirty.

There was interesting food/snack in Chinatown called, tu tu kueh. Made from what? I don't know what's that whit thing but inside, they had coconut and peanut. That's my favorite!! My friends asked me if I had sugar cane juice, I said no so they said I should try so I did.

nice view from my hotel's balcony
WHAT WAS THAT? I thought I was drinking sweet grass!! It was so gross!! I felt really bad that I couldn't drink it up but it was just too gross. They knew I didn't drink so they said it's okay to throw it away. Thanks!! But sorry ><  I tried hard to drink 1/5!!!

After Chinatown, took a bus to Orchard rd. Chinese food for dinner. YAAAAY!! My favorite Chinese food, xiolongbao. This restaurant is the most popular ont they said. It's in Paragon mall, B1F, called 'Din Tai Fung'. We waited for 5 minutes. Holy cow! This place is HUGE!!!!! We ordered some dumplings and fried rice. Ohhh... I am HAPPY!!!!! Actually the taste is just like the one I always go in Nagoya. But still.. great!!

After dinner, we went to see Merlion.

very clean chinatown, ever!
I have no idea why we walked!!!! We could take subway to get there. I was already tired. And actually they never told me where to go next so I was just following them. If I knew where to go and I didn't have to walk and they were talking in Chinese so I had NO idea what they were talking about!!!! Speak english, please! Can't you guys see me!?!? Whatever..   Here I am, at Merlion!! Wow! small!! That's my first impression. I thought it's more bigger. But it was cool and it was night so merlion with other buildings' lights looked nicer. Saw some Japanese and korean.  Stayed for a little while and move to another place, I thought... NOPE! We were walking back to my hotel by FOOT, AGAIN! I should have asked them where we were going so I didn't have to walk all the time.

Got to my hotel and said bye to them and went to my room. OOOPS! My new roommate was changing. haha!! When I saw him at noon, he was also changing. He said 'why you always come in when i'm changing!?' Why would I know!?  We chatted a bit. He's married to Indonesian woman and was on his way back to Bali. Cool!! Right after he left, other roommate came back. Looked tired, again.

Today was just SO tired. Walking around the city and fell down, even lost my towel. I need a good sleep. 

KeikoCreative says:
The tu tu kuey is mixture of rice flour and tapioca flour, first they need to mix and fried the flour, then the process is what u see when they do on the spot.
Posted on: May 09, 2008
momiji says:
i'm sorry but it tasted like grass lol!!!!
i think it's becase i'm not used to it ;P
Posted on: Apr 07, 2008
najiah10 says:
i can't believe you don't like sugarcane juice! they're the best! hahahahah.
Posted on: Apr 06, 2008
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my hotels balcony. lovely!!
my hotel's balcony. lovely!!
nice view from my hotels balcony
nice view from my hotel's balcony
very clean chinatown, ever!
very clean chinatown, ever!
tu tu kueh, mmm yum!
tu tu kueh, mmm yum!
chinatown in chinese. looks weird …
chinatown in chinese. looks weird…
alex, jackson, and me!
alex, jackson, and me!
merlion
merlion
a horse. my year!!
a horse. my year!!
chinatown, decorated for chinese n…
chinatown, decorated for chinese …
sugar cane juice. couldnt finish …
sugar cane juice. couldn't finish…
chinatown
chinatown
dumplings and fried rice
dumplings and fried rice
esplantade theaters
esplantade theaters
chinatown
chinatown
art school
art school
me and the gangs :)
me and the gangs :)
view from merlion
view from merlion
my roommate phil from NZ
my roommate phil from NZ
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