Boy Does It Rain!
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November 16th, 2008 – by: msparro
Yesterday I had tickets to the Kings of Tennis tournament featuring some of the best tennis players of recent generations.
Last night we went for a superb dinner at one of the best hotels around. The Eastern and Oriental Hotel has been used by many famous people, including Winston Churchill. It is a very grand hotel and does a weekly buffet meal where you can eat and drink as much as you like for 20 pounds. I don't eat that much, but made an exception for the evening and had 2 starters, 2 main courses, 2 desserts and a few glasses of wine. I was soooo full by the time we'd finished.
This morning there was a charity run across the bridge, but it started at 6am to try to finish before it gets too hot. Obviously I didn't get up to see it! Having said that, I get woken up every morning as there is a big mosque outside my window and so the call to prayer wakes me up because it is so loud.
Tonight we went out for dinner at a hawker centre. Traditionally, hawkers are people who travel around selling their wares (mainly food) to locals. They would push their mobile stalls around knocking on doors, sounding their bell or singing a song. Much like we would have ice cream vans in the UK, these people sold all sorts of foods like curry, thai, shell fish, pizza, pasta and western food. Nowadays all these sellers get together and sell their food in centres allowing the customer to have a choice of whatever they want. I had a huge chicken curry with rice, bean sprouts, beans, nan bread, poppadoms and a couple of fruit juices, all for less than 2 pounds!
Off sightseeing in Georgetown tomorrow I think so best get to bed now.
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