From Sentosa, we went back to the city. We originally planned to have lunch at the island, but Mum didn't quite like the food choices there. Hence, we opted to eat somewhere along Orchard Road instead.
I asked our cab driver to take us to The Heeren - the one place that I badly, badly needed to go to while in Singapore. Naturally, being a football fan (and an Adidas girl), their Adidas store caught my eye.
|Chelsea's 2006 Home Kit!|
|NUMFlipflops is Havaianas love!|
More photos and stories after the jump! :)
But once again, Mum didn't like the restaurants there so we went mall-hopping. From The Heeren to Cairnhill Place to Thong Sia to The Promenade, Mum only stopped dead in her tracks when she saw the Gucci store at The Paragon. If Havaianas can make my world stand still, Gucci and Burberry can do that to my Mum. Haha!
We finally settled with the food court at The Paragon. And that was already 4 in the afternoon. Hello, famine! Anyway, we found a really nice restaurant called 'Mom's Cuisine' where we had local favorites such as Beef Rendang, Chicken Rice, and Roast Duck. We also had Chendol, Singapore's version of the Pinoy 'halo-halo'.
He drove us to Suntec City Mall, where the rest of the tourists congregated. It was like a drop-off point or something. From the van, we moved to a bigger tourist bus. And by 6:30 pm, our night-out at Chinatown was well under way.
|Our tour guide, Mr. Kong.|
|First stop - the Chinatown Heritage Center.|
The place was teeming with early Chinese history. Like how the Chinese came to Singapore, mostly by means of boats such as the one in the photo.
|Travel essentials back in the days.|
|August is Hungry Ghost Month in Singapore.|
|Learning the ABCs. :)|
This one is a reconstruction of an opium session. Opium was a staple during the early days, and Mr. Kong said that people back then would even kill for opium.
|Seriously, this was my favorite part of the museum. So macabre.|
|A typical prostitute's room.|
|This is how we shop in China in the 1900s.|
|Chinese figurines, elaborate costumes, and dragon heads.|
|An antique cabinet containing more antique stuff.|
|The living room.|
Dinner was included in the tour, and we had ours at the Yixing Xuan Tea House in the Chinatown Complex. A trishaw ride was next, and we cruised the city aboard this.
|Singapore's version of our pedicab!|
|Group shot before riding the boat.|
Thanks to our new-found Aussie friends for taking this photo.
|Singapore at night.|
|When you see the Fullerton Hotel, it only means one thing.|
|You're about to see the Merlion in all its glory.|
|Enjoying free internet at the Changi Airport.|
Checking my Friendster page, haha!
|Basking in the Philippine sun.|