Teddy Bear at Midnight

The other day, when I was still living in Bishan, I was trudging toward my house during the night.

As I entered the apartment complex and was about to step into the lift, I saw some shapes like a human in front of me as it hung on the railing.

‘Why was a little child hanging over there in the middle of the night?’, I was thinking and slowly approached it.

 

Then was the white teddy bear hanging like this?!

My head stopped working for nearly three seconds, and I tried to sort it out.

 

The teddy bear would not crawl up by himself, please.

Someone must have put it up to surprise naive neighbours like me.

The white bear was staring at me and so was I.

A Rainy Day in City Hall

As I walked through the City Hall, it started raining in the afternoon.

I felt a bit strange to see its raining in this season in Singapore.

 

Singapore, where there is a lot of ongoing property development, seems to have nothing to do with the global economic recession.

City Hall, the center of Singapore, cannot escape from it as well.

 

The highest hotel in Singapore, Swissotel The Stamford.

It was standing up in the gray sky.

 

St. Andrew’s Cathedral, that used to show off her pretty white dress.

The construction was also still underway besides.

 

The white cathedral and the gloomy sky made a strange harmony.

More and more raindrops began to thicken.

Han’s Bak Kut Teh, ECP

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, a huge food court located in East Coast Park

There are many famous shops inside, and today let’s visit Han’s Bak Kut Teh.

 

As the name tells, Bak Kut Teh is their main menu and has a good taste.

But, a number of Bak Kut Teh masters, including the Founder Bak Kut Teh, are competing against each other in Singapore.

Unfortunately, it is hard to find out what’s so special about them as compared to other competitors.

 

However, there was a hidden menu for this house, that is the Pig’s trotter seen in the picture.

Unlike the Korean counterpart, the trotter comes out in full and boasts a unique fragrance with various spices.

Use chopsticks to pick up the collagen-packed pork skin with the lean meat at the appropriate ratio between these two parts, dip it in the special sauce, we are falling into illusion that our skin is getting better.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown.

 

It was named after the fact that the temple keep the teeth of the Buddha.

Many temples in Asian countries claimed that they all have Buddha’s teeth, but who knows the truth?

Once getting inside, you can feel that the temple is building wealth with the brilliantly decorated gold decorations.

Sushi Tei

Visiting sushi house in Singapore

Today, let’s take a look at Sushi Tei in Paragon, a shopping mall in Orchard road.

 

People wait in line for lunch on weekends.

 

Paragon store is good because it is spacious and has plenty of seating.

Like other Japanese restaurants, you can also sit in the counter seats.

 

Try to order Unagi, Zaru Soba and one of the various sushi sets.

Although the price is not cheap, you can get away from the usual oily food in Singapore.

Whenever I want to eat light food, I tend to visit a sushi house.

Founder Bak Kut Teh, Balestier Road

Bak Kut Teh is a food similar to Galbi-tang in Korea.

In Chinese, it is written as 肉骨茶 (Meat Bone Tea).

Founder shop of this famous food is Founder Bak Kut Teh located on Balestier Road.

 

The person in the picture is the founder of the famous Bak Kut Teh.

You can also feel his greatness with lots of pictures of celebrities all over the wall.

Those famous visitors include well-known actors and singers such as Chow Yun-fat, Kwai Lun-Mei and Jay Chou.

 

The standard order from me whenever I make a visit here.

A bowl of Bak Kut Teh with four ribs, a bowl of rice, a plate of Salted Vegetables, and a plate of Youtiao (Chinese donut).

 

Address: 347 Balestier Road

Getting there: 5 mins by taxi from Novena MRT station

Phone: 6352 6192

 

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

 

It means Fried Rice in Indonesian language.

Put cooking oil in the pan and add rice, soy sauce, garlic, tamarind, chili and fry them.

Some variations include egg, chicken or shrimp in the frying pan.

The favourite version of the locals is that with Ikan Bilis (anchovies).

Lor Mee

Lor Mee

 

This is local food that tourists are not so familiar with.

Lor mee has thick soup, broad noodle like Korean Kal-guksu, fish cake, eggs and meat.

To enjoy its best taste, add some vinegar, chopped garlic and chili sauce and mix well.

Photo was taken from Soon Heng Lor Mee in Beo Crescent Market.

Twelve Cupcakes

Twelve Cupcakes

 

Cupcake house opened by Singaporean celebrity couple Daniel and Jaime in 2011.

However, following their divorce, the business was sold to Indian tea company in 2017.

As the name implies, it is a place to sell 12 types of cupcakes, which are loved by many women.

There are more than 40 stores in Singapore, and some oversea stores in Hong Kong and Jakarta.

Nakhon Kitchen, Hougang

The Thai restaurant located in Hougang, where long queue lines up even before the shop opens.

My recommendations include Tom Yam Seafood (Clear Base), Pad Thai, Pandan Chicken and Mango Salad.

 

Address: #01-341, 212 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212

Phone: 6286 8785