Singapore: Day Three

June 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.

three pancakes, pitcher of syrup and butter

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.

toast and scrambled paneer

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.

nearly empty hallway

As you can see, mid-weekday traffic is light.

map of the metro train system

sign showing how short a child must be to ride without a ticket

We were tall enough that we had to buy tickets in order to ride.

tourist pass ticket

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.

street in Singapore's Chinatown

We took the train to Chinatown.

German sausage stand

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!

another street in Chinatown

mug of lime juice, can of Kickapoo Joy Juice, and a mug of barley water

We stopped for some refreshing drinks – lime juice, Kickapoo Joy Juice, and barley water.

pigeons in a park

We stopped to enjoy the pigeons in the park.

large painted fans

There were many things for sale.

two plates filled with sliced roast pork and duck

We stopped for a late afternoon meal of char shiew, roast pork, and roast duck. ($4 worth of duck, $10 worth of pork)

saute greens

Kang kong (greens) – too spicy for me. DaddyBird had to eat these all himself.

Chinese pork dumplings

Pork dumplings.

bottle of Jungle Beer brand porter beer

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).

bottle of Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale

Both from the Good Beer Company.

The Good Beer Company shop

Then it was back through Chinatown to the metro, then through Little India to our hotel and sleep, sleep, sleep.



  1. can you keep the really cool beer bottles? they are very lively in decor! And the sausage in china town is very cool–love the gorgeous fans. It is nice to see you paid for tickets–no scrouching down!

    • No. You are not being very helpful. Empty beer bottles, no matter how lovely, are to be disposed of not kept. We have enough clutter as it is, thank you.

  2. Giggling out loud!

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