Singapore: Day ThreeJune 26, 2012
Posted by Kanga.
Well, we finally managed to get out and enjoy the day while the sun was up instead of jet lagged napping.
It began with breakfast at a restaurant just down the street from our hotel. “All day breakfast” is a good thing. The pancakes you may recognize. DaddyBird’s entree is scrambled paneer and toast.
This plus hot chocolate and masala tea set us back $19.40 ($15.18 US). Then we walked to the nearest metro train station and travelled by train.
As you can see, mid-weekday traffic is light.
We were tall enough that we had to buy tickets in order to ride.
They have tourist passes. We bought a three day pass for $30.00 ($10.00 of which is refundable upon return of the pass card). With this we can ride unlimitedly on bus or train. Very handy.
We took the train to Chinatown.
In the middle of Chinatown, we found an Austrian running a German sausage stand, of course. On our way back to the hotel we stopped and got some sausages to go. Yummy!
We stopped for some refreshing drinks – lime juice, Kickapoo Joy Juice, and barley water.
We stopped to enjoy the pigeons in the park.
There were many things for sale.
We stopped for a late afternoon meal of char shiew, roast pork, and roast duck. ($4 worth of duck, $10 worth of pork)
Kang kong (greens) – too spicy for me. DaddyBird had to eat these all himself.
To wash it all down, a Jungle Beer Porter (brewed in Singapore) and a Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale (brewed in CA, DaddyBird’s home state).
Both from the Good Beer Company.
Then it was back through Chinatown to the metro, then through Little India to our hotel and sleep, sleep, sleep.