DINNER AT JUMBO'S!
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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 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.
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.