Monday, 28 October 2013

two Blur guys

There's a little burger cafe Chris and I randomly stumbled into near Tanjong Pagar MRT one night, and it was pretty darn good.
Singapore has a wide variety of foods, but the one's that are most prevalent in the area we live in is rice.
Rice and chicken, rice and duck, rice and roasted duck, rice and pork... you get the picture.
So anytime we're in a more "Western food" area, we always look for meat.

The place I'm referring to is called two Blur guys.

We had the Prime Beef burger (soooo good), the Pulled Pork (not my favorite) and the Grilled Chicken.
They aren't epicly big, but they are tasty, so we needed 3 to fill us up.

Phone6636 4183       Address1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel #01-13

Friday, 25 October 2013

Movie Luxury

GoldClass movies are something I haven't decided whether I like or not yet...
I'm leaning more towards like.
It's like being at home (big comfy reclining chair, food brought out when you want it, a blankie), but a lot more expensive.
We went to watch The Wolverine when it came out. [GREAT movie by the way]
The theater was made for big, bad action movies!!

Any opinions on these types of theaters?
I know there aren't too many of them in the USA. What about elsewhere?

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Art Gallery and Army Barracks

A short while ago Chris and I were invited along to Gillman Barracks, an old army barracks camp turned art galley.
We haven't done anything like it in Singapore yet and said yes more.
I didn't realize how big this place was.
So many artists to see, so many artworks to enjoy!
It's completely free, and on gallery opening nights you also get free wine and nibbles to enjoy with the experience.

This guy was really cool. 
He hooks up some wires to a lime, an orchid, a rock and some leaves and makes music with them.
I'm not really sure how to explain it so just watch the video below!

We saw so much and loved every moment!
Definitely recommended everyone checks this place out, if only once.
I just looked at the site and there are new exhibits in already so you'll never get bored looking at the same thing over and over again.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Formula One Grand Prix

The Singapore F1 Grand Prix was a massive event here last month.
Anyone and everyone that's an avid fan flew into Singapore, and for a few days it seemed like we were living in the most populated place in the world.
The track is one of the longest, newest and curviest out of all the circuits.
The race was spread out over three evenings.
The cars were fast, the clubs packed, and the energy high.
And it was loud.
Very, very loud.

We watched the qualifier from up high at Kudeta.
The massively bright lights is the track/circuit.

And the race from ground level at Raffles.
Sparks, noise, energy, what more can you want.

Another adventure, another tick. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Floating Village II

Floating Village

I have never seen anything like this in my life. It's a village, a whole village with a school, police station and restaurants, built on (in!) the river.

The ride to the village was great as well.
We have so much missed seeing green grass and blue sky with no skyscrapers/tankers to block out any of the view.
We started off from the hotel and through the city.

But soon the city ended and the countryside was all we saw far and wide and we couldn't be happier.

There are two floating villages relatively near by.
One literally floats and the homes move up and down on the river based on the rain that month.
The other is build on stilts just a little bit higher than the river is known to reach (however there's a few of the first kind here too).
Reading reviews we found that the first one tends to be a bit of a tourist trap and the boat guys may pressure you to buy rice/milk/give money to the village.
We decided on the second one.

We stopped at a restaurant on the water for a quick drink/meal.
Coconut was on the menu, and coconut is always a great choice.
A few moments later man pulled up on a boat and dropped a whole bushel of coconuts off for the restaurant.

Along the way we passed a boat that had broken down.
Our two drivers stopped to help them out.
The engines were turned off and the two boats "tied" together by a rope so they wouldn't float too far away from each other.
The boats were allowed to float where ever the current took them.
We bumped into a home once.
Nobody even blinked an eye.
And then a few kids jumped over onto our boat and pretend to drive it.
A few other children had a life vest they were playing with.
At one point a women selling lunch and drinks from her boat pulled up and one of the drivers bought 3 cigarettes off of her.
Not 3 packs, just 3 cigarettes.

On the way back to the hotel we ran into a herd of water buffalo.
I don't think I've even seen any, at least not so close I was able to pet them as we went by.
Some kids were riding them, others walking alongside the herd.
Everyone we saw smiled and waved at us.

It was a fantastic day on the river. Most people that go during the rainy season don't get to see the activity of the villages because people tend to stay in during storms.
We had a perfect sunny day and for a few hours got to be part of village life.

Do any of you think you can live in a house on the river?