Continuing from the last post:
Day 2: Rise and shine! We woke up super early in the morning (730am on a Saturday, hello!) so I could enjoy a final swim at the infinite pool before checking out. (We stayed with my cousin during the rest of our visit).
|It's never too early to enjoy this pool|
|hot tub at 8am - a first|
|it makes me think of LOTR - the end when the elves depart... weird I know...|
|MBS from below|
|the OCBC skywalk|
|the waterfall greeted us right when we entered|
|lovely flowers (orchid?) everywhere|
|Educational program teaching our next generation the effects on Global warming. Loved it!|
|random snapshots in the Flower Dome|
Originally we planned to have afternoon tea at the Fullerton Hotel. However, we were so disappointed at their service we decided to leave. After we were seated there was absolutely no service. The staff were unfriendly and aloof. I had to get my own menu and the servers past us at least 2-3 times and they didn't bother to ask us if we needed anything... Seriously? If they want to charge me S$42 per person, they better show me service that's worth S$42. Also, I don't think you have the option to order à la carte. So after reading a few more poor reviews online after returning, I didn't think I missed anything...
In the end, my mom opted to go to Maxwell Road Hawker Center, which is nearby (since we were starving by then and just wanted to eat). I have to say the service was 100x better service at 1/10th of the price. If I really had to complain, it would be the portion size... it was too much!!! Everything is super-sized! Since I have so many items on my to-try list, I frowned when I saw the size of the Hainanese chicken rice my mom ordered... I really wanted to try the fish noodles soup but I had no room left...
|the Maxwell Road Hawker Center|
|a very popular bean curd dessert among the locals|
|my cousin is starving and can't wait for the rest of the food :)|
|Hainanese Chicken Rice from Tin Tin|
my mom said she only ordered 1/2 chicken...
either the chicken is huge or the shop gave her somebody else order...
|Random snapshots when I walked around the hawker center|
|originally I wanted to try this too but I was too full from all the chicken rice...|
|where my mom got the Hainanese Chicken Rice|
|just in case if you are planning to go during these times...|
|my favorite drink - green orange juice (青柑汁)|
|walking around Chinatown|
|Singapore - the "fine" city :D|
|decorated for the mid-autumn festival|
|tourist overload at the Merlion|
It was difficult to get a seemingly tourist-free shot
|picture taken from the river cruise boat|
nice welcome break for my tired legs
|their famous white peppered crab - so delicious!|
I liked it more than the Chili Crab
|well, afterall it's Geylang and yes, those are the magical blue pills|
and we did see some working girls... and their customers.