Fort Canning Hill

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  • Day5

    Old Hill Street Police Station

    December 29, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Die Fensterläden der Old Hill Street Police Station leuchten in Regenbogenfarben und machen angestrahlt auch in den Abendstunden auf sich aufmerksam. Im neoklassischen Stil erbaut, galt das Gebäude in den 1930er-Jahren als hochmodern. Bereits 1933 fuhren hier elektrische Aufzüge. Inzwischen beherbergt das Haus an der Hill Street aber nicht mehr die Polizei Singapurs, sondern das Ministerium für Kommunikation und Kultur. Die insgesamt 927 Fensterläden des Hauses bilden zusammen den wohl größten Regenbogen der Millionenmetropole.Read more

  • Day9

    Chinatown & predeparture from Singapore.

    August 31, 2015 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Forgot to mention the High Tea we had at the Intercontinental yesterday afternoon. Was lovely! A 3 tiered platter of sweet and savoured started of with a truffle cottage pie. There were 2 different scones - both served with cream and jam - of fruit and lemon flavours; a bagette slice with smoked salmon, caramelised onion and hummus; bagette with sundries tomato, salami and olive; and a small pastry. The sweet tier consisted of a chocolate boat with berries in it; a raspberry cream pastry (mille feuallies? ?), a chocolate tiramisu square; a caramel slice and the most delicious macaron. All served with tea or coffee.

    Today after recovering from last night, our first stop was the buffet breakfast at the hotel. Fair to say I gorged myself severely and have been full ever since. There were - most of which I sampled - 3 different dumplings, a pork bun, braised spicy pork ribs, a meaty stew type thing like a Chinese ragout, congee, rice, an assortment of mise en plais for a diy Asian soup, a full table of a man doing eggs any way you like them to order (including omelettes) a table of roast tomatoes, sausages, baked beans, potato rosti, bacon; another table with a chef preparing to order noodle soups with another array of seafood, meat and vegetables mise en plais; a table full of pain au chocolate, berry Danish, croissant and 5 different breads with a toaster, and 3 different muffins. Another table had a pile of waffles with a pick your own of 3 different compote, honey, maple syrup and whipped cream, followed but 7 different fresh fruit cut up, cereals, muesli and milk. Phew. Also tea and coffee by table service to order.

    After the event that was breakfast we went opto China town. Caught the underground metro through the city and emerged on a bus sling street full of bolshy sales people, colours, trinkets, brands, perfumes, Taylors and food as far as the eye could see. Once through the first main street there was another and another and another. We settled on just some cold drinks after our breakfast and had lime juice and a mango pudding with frozen coconut ice. Very weird but very nice. Bought a few post cards and trinkets but nothing too exciting. Did however find a kind of sweet cured bbqed pork jerry. . Very weird but excellent. From Chinatown we came back to the city and our hotel to relax a little before our next outing: a sojern to a tapas bar that I pointed out on our arrival. Had wonderful food, really top notch: garlic oil sashimi with goats cheese, sumac veal pork balls in a potatoey puree, truffled parmesan fries; eggplant, dried tomato, basil and halloumi salad; fois gas parfait with brioche; alongside drinks: I had sangria yum yum yum. From Salt (the tapas bar) we crossed the road to the famous Raffles Hotel and the Long Bar where the Singapore sling was invented and peanuts are endless and available in shell in bags on the table and patrons are encouraged to through the shells on the floor: tradition, apparently.
    After all of that, interspersed with various underground rides and checking out of our hotel, we have returned to the Intercontinentals pool to soak up the sun and heat before leaving for our flight to Zurich later tonight.
    May post again from the airport but not sure. After Zurich is Athens, and a Island in Greece: our home for the next week.
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  • Day6

    Clarke Quay

    April 2, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    I bet this place is an awesome hangout spot for night life. Restaurants, pubs, and entertainment all in one area with a ton of outdoor seating. At 8 am on a Sunday, it's pretty dead here.

    All along the quay, there are boats lined up for anyone interested in a river cruise.Read more

  • Day228

    Clark Quay

    April 17, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Mit dem Bus fahren wir zum Singapur River und machen wie nebenbei eine wunderschöne Stadtrundfahrt. Wir kommen vorbei an einigen Kolonialbauten, schön renoviert und strahlend weiß.
    Clark Quay am Flussufer haben wir gestern schon vom Boot aus gesehen. Direkt vor der Skyline stehen die bunten Lagerhäuser, Restaurants, Bars und Clubs direkt am Wasser. Gestern Abend war der Trubel groß, jetzt am Nachmittag ist es eher entspannt und der perfekte Ort für einen Kaffee! Gerade rechtzeitig, denn ein Gewitter zieht auf und beschert uns eine lange Pause. Da wir nicht sinnlos rumsitzen wollen, denken wir schon mal über unser Asien-Fazit nach 😀!
    Nach zwei Stunden lässt uns der Regen wieder frei, wir bummeln rum und gehen vornehm essen - 20 % Rabatt und Freigetränke wegen "Nichts los" locken uns in eines der Restaurants am Boat Quay.
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  • Day9

    Ramen Keisuke Lobster King

    April 5, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    "Starting tomorrow, nothing but salad".

    3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay,#01-07 The Cannery, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022

    Must try: The Ramen... obviously

    Price: $
    Food Quality: 3.5 Stars
    Service Quality: 3 StarsRead more

  • Day8

    Halfway through Singapore

    August 30, 2015 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    I feel as if I should be writing a food blog as well or instead as one as most of the things I note generally revolve around eating.
    But yesterday we went for a walk through to Raffles place and the waterfront. Was amazingly muggy and hot - although I fear today will be worse - through the afternoon and evening. Instead of walking down streets we tended to jump from airconditioned building to airconditioned building just to excape the heat!
    We got fantastic ice blocks full of real lychee and mango pulp and fibres, which were delicious, before continuing down past the Merlion and along the waterfront restaurants. We past tall skyscrapers and banks down town, before coming to a more formal Hawker market for lunch. We had fresh spring rolls, dumpling noodles, dim sum, siew Mae, bok choy and fresh fruit smoothies.
    Upon returning mid afternoon to our hotel room, we decided to go for another walk through the shops at the next door Bugis markets building. I bough mangosteins, salak fruit and rambutan which we quickly took home and devoured - all but the either awful, underripe or both salak fruit.

    After spending another hour or two relaxing at the hotel and skyping home we left for an evening in the treetop lights by the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, light shows in Marina Bay and dinner at a rediculously overpriced and very very average Thai streetside restaurant. The home for a well needed sleep!
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  • Day2

    Fort Canning Park

    April 21, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    From the Clarke quay we made our way up into the Fort Canning Park which gave us a great dose of green in the so far pretty urban city. It has been very humid and hot today since it rained last night and this morning. According to that our walking speed moved more towards slow motion.Read more

  • Day9

    Clarke Quay at night

    April 5, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Decided to give this place another try since it was empty during my last visit on a Sunday morning. It did not disappoint.

    It's soo pretty! I think Justin went there too! It's like separate work/ vacations!

    Glenn Sarahs

    WOW almost makes me want to get a passport


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