Sunday, 30 June 2013

Orangutans with Breakfast

A few weeks ago I took Chris out to breakfast, with orangutans. It's at the Singaporean Zoo and was such a great experience.  
You sit down, get your breakfast from the buffet. and watch as the orangutans make their way from one end of the park to where we were sitting.
Some came with babies who were a lot more animated than the adults, but all were incredible to see so close up.

We also got to hold pythons. How cool? I remember when these looked threatening when I was little... though I guess they'd still look pretty threatening if I saw one in the wild.

We went and explored the zoo afterwards. I've been to a few zoo's in my time but this one is EPIC. I'll do a blog post on it soon. 

Saturday, 29 June 2013


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Friday, 28 June 2013

Mechanical Birds Need Love Too

Remember how I said Sentosa was all man-made?
Most nights a week there's a show on called Crane Dance. The show is about two massive steel birds that meet, fall in love, and through their love end up becoming real birds and fly away.
It's a fun thing to see if you're already on Sentosa, but not worth making the trip just to see this.
The show is something like I've never seen before. It's all mechanical, but done in a way you'd think a puppeteer was controlling it.

Singapore Slings at Raffles Hotel

The Singapore Sling is a cocktail Singapore is famous for. It was invented over 100 years ago at the Raffles Hotel (another famous Singaporean point of interest) where it's still served today.
However after reading a bit about it I learned that it's been altered beyond recognition from the first time the recipe was created, is automatically dispensed in predetermined quantities of each ingredient and blended (not shaken).
Because of the quantity of orders they receive for this drink I can understand why it's done this way.
But it kind of makes me sad that everything is moving towards automation. I think in this case efficiency should come second to nostalgia.
I might go to the Raffles Hotel, read the original recipe they have on display, and try to recreate it myself.

It's a fun tradition, but the cocktail was a bit too sweet for me.
The thing Chris and I were also disappointed in was the place had real charm, very 1800s-1900s Indian-British, but severely lacked a dress code which took away from the atmosphere and history of the hotel.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Life's A Beach

It's been two weeks since I wrote anything, not because I haven't wanted to but because I haven't had time to. The free time I do have now I have to choose between playing rugby or writing a blog post, and I choose rugby every time.
Today, I found time for both and you're in for a treat!

There's an island off of Singapore called Sentosa.
It's completely man made and looks like something from a movie.
There's a road around the island that's basically a closed-loop bus lane. Speakers hidden among the trees so the same tunes play throughout the island. Universal Studios. Wave-machines. Clubs and hotels. Something probably similar to Fantasy Island out of Pinocchio.

Top: Victoria's Secret | Bottom: sold out but these would look good and these too



I'm hoping to do a few more in the next week for you! I'll try to find some time to update this properly!