Sunday, September 27, 2009

Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore experience



Looking for a holiday destination?
Look no further, Singapore has everything that you are looking for. Singapore is a "zip" file of Asia, everything you need in Asia, you can find it here. In addition, it comes complete with a package of cleaniness, social security and good service staff.
Ask me!
I major in Hospitality and Tourism Management and is a Certified Service Professional.


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Experience the rich blend in culture, cuisine, arts and archecture of Singapore under the all-year round summer 682 square km island. Singapore, being the Food Capital of Asia offers a great variety of tasty food. This is also why I love Singapore - I simply can't live without these good food.

If you are a Food Tourist like myself, why travel around the world to eat when you can have it all in one place - Singapore. Let me introduce a few of my favourite local delights:


1. SATAY
These malay-styled kebabs of chicken/pork/beef/mutton meat are barbequed over charcoal fire and served in a delicious peanut sauce with onions and ketupat (fragrant rice dumplings). Yes there are actually a lot of unique rice dishes that you can find here, limitless varieties from your risotto at home.


2. BAH ZHANG
These rice dumplings were traditionally thrown into the river to feed the fishes so that they do not eat up the body of a magistrate who committed suicide. However today we enjoy these delectable dumplings that comes with many customisation. Common ingredients are chestnut, pork/chicken, fragrant chinese mushrooms and spices.


3. MEE GORENG
Tasty yellow noodles fried with seafood and vegetables. This is Singapore's version of Marinara Spaghetti. Often served with a calamansi lime.


4. SINGAPORE INDIAN ROJAK
Many good stuff mixed together in a bowl with prawn paste and peanut sauce.
Could be created by mistake, but taste heavenly.


5. HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE
Taste absolutely different from the original China Hainanese Chicken Rice, however - heavenly!
These tender chicken are served with rice cooked with chicken stock/bones/oil and pandan leaves, served with special chicken rice chilli made with chilli, lemon, lime and garlic. Unlike the chicken rice from Hainan, China, our chicken rice is not soaked in oil and honoured with spices.
You may also want to try the Claypot Chicken Rice and the Malay version known as - Nasi Goreng Ayam or Ayam Penyet.


6. Fried Hokkien Mee
"Mee" means noodles. This is one dish I can eat everyday and die for. Its yellow noodles fried with thick vermicelli, beansprouts and seafood, served with special sambal chilli and calamansi lime. The gravy is thick and tasteful.
Also try the Prawn Noodles Soup and the Malaysian-styled Black Fried Hokkien Mee - yes, all here on our sunny island.


7. Fried Kuay Teow
Yellow noodles and kueh teow fried with seafood, cockles, vegetables and chinese sausage in dark soy sauce. Deliciously unbelievable. This dish is the sibling of Fried Hokkien Mee, they are usually sold in the same stall.


8. Bak Kut Teh
Pork ribs, fragrant chinese mushrooms and vegetables cooked with chinese herbs and spices in a claypot. Some varieities comes with pig intestines and or bean curds. Bak Kut Teh could come in two styles, the peppery clear soup type and the thick herbal soup type. Do try both styles!


9. Nonya Kueh
These little Nonya-styled desserts are as famous as thai mini pastries. Sweet, colourful and really tasty. Best for after meals or tea time snack.


10. Ice Kacang
A mountain of shaved ice with grass jelly, red bean paste, sweet corn, atap seeds and sometimes with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top. This is most enjoyable under the warm and humid weather beside the beach.
Also try the Chendol.

Here's a perfect 1-day itinerary I've planned for you!

Local bloggers: plan a perfect 1-day itinerary (day and night) for a foreign friend. You should describe where and why you would bring your foreign friends to visit, eat, shop, party, chill etc.

Day 1
10am to 12pm Little India
Embark on a magical journey to Little India. Be enticed by the smell of spices and jasmine flowers. You may also find unique crafts of Indian styled silverware, brassware, ethnic jewerly, wood carvings and colourful saris.


Surrounded by the colourful streets, photographers may also take their prized shots here.



These are two shots i took with my HOLGA 120 GCFN
Absolutely "delicious", yes?

Where to eat Chinatown Food Street

Indulge yourself in local delights (as recommended above) in Chinatown street hawker style. Fried Hokkien Mee and Fried Kueh Teow are must-trys! Prepare to pay SGD 5 per person for a hearty meal.

2pm to 4pm Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Affectionately known as "The Durian" by locals. Take a tour at the esplanade, sitting at the mouth of Singapore River under the uniquely architetured 7000 pieces of aluminum sunshades. Have a intellectual afternoon enjoying music, dance, theatre and visual arts or a romantic one cruising down Singapore River in our River Taxi.

4pm to 6pm Shopping at Marina Bay

Singapore is also famous to be a shopping paradise! You may choose from the below:
1. CHIJMES
2. CityLink
3. Esplanade Mall
4. Marina Square
5. Millenia Walk
6. Raffles City Shopping Centre
7. Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade
8. Suntec City Mall

If you want to grab an LV or Gucci, you have got to grab it here. Firstly, we are an honest city, you will not find a fake branded good in our malls (However that means no bargaining, but wait..). Secondly, its cheaper than in other countries - trust me on this.

Where to eat Food Rebublic @ Suntec


The newest retro-inspired themed shopping mall food court, Food Republic is where the party's at. You can find most of our local delights here - fishball noodles, FRIED HOKKIEN MEE, fried kuay teow etc.
If you are lucky, you may even see our good man - Pieter Idenburg!

8pm onwards Boat Quay/Circular Road


Take a stroll along this row of 19th century shophouses is the perfect place for a casual night out with a unique experience. Have a signature beer at Achipelago Bewery or enjoy a great evening of jazz music at Harry's Bar.

Be spoilt with choices at
http://www.visitsingapore.com/


Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore experience



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