DINNER AT JUMBO'S!

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Jumbo's Restaurant

It was time for a rest, so we let ourselves be a little lazy this morning - sleep in, read, relax.  In the afternoon, we went to a nearby shopping center to use the internet cafe to write home and let them know that we were alive.

That evening, we took a cab to the East Coast Seafood Centre, which is a collection of several different restaurants on the East Coast of the island.  One of the best know is Jumbo's.  It's well regarded for it's Chilli Crab and it's Pepper Crab, both of which are Singapore specialties.  This is right on the ocean, and it's a great chance to sit outside by the water.  You won't be close enough to see it, but your close enough to smell it and know it's there.  We had a big seafood feast that night, and really enjoyed it.

The tables at Jumbo's, right by the ocean.
  Our other main dish besides the peper crab was a scallop dish.  Of course, all of the seafood there is very different than what we get in the states.

The cab driver we had on the way home was crazy - the cab driver was speeding so fast that the little alarm system built into the car kept going off - but it was pretty funny.  We had him let us off in China Town near our hotel, and walked around a little for a while before we head back for bed. 

China town was beautiful, and all lit up at night.  There was a combination of small carts with small trinkets for sale, and full stores with beautiful silk and fine products.  There were also all level of restaurants you can imagine.  All the buildings were one of a kind, with beautiful carved wood doors and windows.

Chinatown at night
  We  spent a while just walking the area, and then each got a coke and sat down to relax and visit outside.  This remains one of my favorite memories of Singpapore; Cokes with my friends, just sitting in old plastic folding chairs at night in Chinatown.  It was a perfect end to the day. 

On our way to catch a taxi back to the hotel, we passed some sort of very large gathering, with men on a stage, under a large tent on the edge of China Town.  It was unclear what was going on exactly, but there was a sign that made it clear that there could be no pictures or recordings of any kind, and we got the impression that basically we shouldn't be there at all.  We headed away again, got in our taxi, and headed back to the hotel.

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Jumbos Restaurant
Jumbo's Restaurant
The tables at Jumbos, right by th…
The tables at Jumbo's, right by t…
Chinatown at night
Chinatown at night
Our dinner
Our dinner
Pepper Crab
Pepper Crab
Lights in Chinatown, a great place…
Lights in Chinatown, a great plac…
A sign for Magic Corn
A sign for "Magic Corn"
Cool doorways in Chinatown
Cool doorways in Chinatown
More cool buildings in Chinatown
More cool buildings in Chinatown
Beautiful wood doorways in Chinato…
Beautiful wood doorways in Chinat…
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