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Post by aster » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 5:41 pm

Saw the banana boat in action recently. Are you sure there's nothing beneath the surface that could make a snack out of you when you get chucked off the thing?

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Post by flebowitz » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 5:46 pm

I won't swear. Like a big monkey you mean, waiting for the banana?

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Post by tess88 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 9:42 pm

- the seafood at Newton food centre is good.
- try the satay at Lau Pa Sat

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:01 pm

tess88 wrote:- the seafood at Newton food centre is good.
Yeah but the prices aren't! :o
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
tess88 wrote:- the seafood at Newton food centre is good.
Yeah but the prices aren't! :o

Aye. Even beer. Big Tiger at Newton = $7.00, every where else = $5.50.

Red House on Robinson Quay... great food and good prices.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:29 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
tess88 wrote:- the seafood at Newton food centre is good.
Yeah but the prices aren't! :o
Aye. Even beer. Big Tiger at Newton = $7.00, every where else = $5.50.

Red House on Robinson Quay... great food and good prices.
Ouch. 1.5y ago when I was there last time it was rather like 5.5. What happened? Seafood, esp. jumbo prawns were always pretty pricey there.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:40 am

Renovations. Including the pricelists! :o
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Post by x9200 » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:46 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Renovations. Including the pricelists! :o
I was already after the renovation but I guess they might have still kept the prices lower to attract back more people.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:20 pm

x9200 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Renovations. Including the pricelists! :o
I was already after the renovation but I guess they might have still kept the prices lower to attract back more people.
At first I thought I was getting hit with an ang mo tax since Newton is a popular tourist destination but more and more of the drink stands now post the $7.00 for Tiger.

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Post by EADG » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 4:38 pm

To add to the list -

to on a regular basis take advantage of one of Singapore's best things - the ability to quickly and easily get out of Singapore to interesting places
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Post by seatosin » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 2:39 pm

Get foot reflexology at least 1x/week!

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Post by adibahhhhhh » Mon, 30 Aug 2010 1:48 pm

Dinner and shisha at Arab Street! Also, some of the food areas in the heartlands are yummy- think Simpang Bedok, Bedok Corner and Changi Village

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Post by teck21 » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:56 am

adibahhhhhh wrote:Dinner and shisha at Arab Street! Also, some of the food areas in the heartlands are yummy- think Simpang Bedok, Bedok Corner and Changi Village
Agree with the whole Arab street area. Full of heritage and is quite a lovely place now to boot.

Not alot of locals understand the history of the place. Actually, not alot of locals understand the history of Singapore at all. Not high on the priority list.

Visit Little India, especially on a Friday or Saturday night, you would probably wonder if you wree in the right country. Chinatown too, even though that has become quite tacky.

Make it a mission to find out why Singapore has a Chinatown, Little India and a Malay area. Even Chinatown used sub-divided into into different districts for immigrants form different provinces.

Agree with the food as well. Why go to Newton Circus when the country has lots of hawker centres where you won't have to pay the ang mo tax mentioned by SE. Go for the stalls with the long queues, usually means the stall is sort of famous for good food. Even though my taste buds disagree, but that's because I hate queues, so..

If you like to try local food, ask for specific recommendations of stalls or restaurants, you will get more than you can handle.
revhappy wrote:The Singapore attractions are nothing special. It is just a modern city and you can see all of what you get here in the US.
I didn't know we had a Merrill Lynch Bull along Shenton Way, nor did I know I could catch a getai in Boston.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 11:08 am

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I didn't know we had a Merrill Lynch Bull along Shenton Way, nor did I know I could catch a getai in Boston.
There has to be a Bull down there somewhere judging from all the BullSh*t one gets down there. :o

As far a getai in Boston goes. There was a long history of song & dance there from a family called the Kennedy's! Real sideshow that was! :P

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Post by vozzie » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 10:44 am

Raffles Hotel ... for the look ... but anywhere else for a Singapore Sling. The Raffles one is pre-mixed ( with what I don't know) and comes out of a drink gun.

My favourite activity is the Southern Ridges Walk ... on a weekday. So many different and interesting environments, and nobody around.

P.S. Speaking of Little India ... we took some visitors on a rickshaw ride Sunday evening. Little India was chock-a-block full of young Indian workers. The streets were full. I've seen nothing like it. Quite safe ... but wasn't prepared for it.

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