Adventure in Singapore

Posted: 4th August 2008 by Jacky Yong in Silly me
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I was stationed in Singapore again these pass few days. The difference this time is that I brought my camera along, in anticipation of the longer period I am here, and the fact that I will spend one weekend here.

Which means that I have a lot of photos to share with you! I stayed in Somerset Liang Court, in Clarke Quay, one of the most happening places around. On the second night was in Singapore, our boss Sally came over from Malaysia to belanja us dinner. We went to Hooters, the first Hooters in Asia. Contrary to what you think, the Hooter girls were not as well-endowed as you and I like them to be.

Wipe that grin off your face, ya pervert!

Wipe that grin off your face, ya' pervert!

You’ve got to check this place out. Clarke Quay is brimming with night life. There is this famous place called M.O.S. (not the japanese rice burger, mind you) Stands for Ministry of Sound. I’ve never been there, but currently it is THE place to be on Saturday nights.

There’s this queer pub called The Clinic. The theme of the place is, yes, you’ve guessed it, a clinic. All the props (if you could call them that) are modeled after a clinic, complete with the surgeon’s table and lights. The seats where the patrons sit on are wheelchairs and sickbeds. Partitions are also what you would normally see in a doctor’s room. The best part is, get this, they drink from an IV tube!

We asked him to pose for us, and he acted like a sick man. Notice the operating theatre behind him?

We asked him to pose for us, and he acted like a sick man. Notice the "operating theatre" behind him?

Too bad that the waitress and waiters do not wear like nurses and doctors. Afraid that the “patients” might get carried away?

One of my magical moment was Magic Babe Ning. She’s one gorgeous babe indeed!

In the morning, Clarke Quay is a very different place indeed. The pre-war structures is a stark contrast to the bustling activities just the night before.

Clarke Quay in the quiet morning

Clarke Quay in the quiet morning

One fine Sunday we went to Ang Mo Kio, Jane Chong, Swee Shin, Lai Fong, Lai See and I. Michelle Soong joined us too. Lai Fong wanted to survey handphones in Toa Payoh, but we went to AMK for the other stuffs. Shampoos, body wash, lotions, basically girly girly stuffs. They all shop like crazy, they had no intention to lunch, even when it was almost 3 pm already!

Jane, Michelle, Lai See and Swee Shin standing pretty in a row. Notice the bags and bags of goodies they have bought!

Jane, Michelle, Lai See and Swee Shin standing pretty in a row. Notice the bags and bags of goodies they have bought!

We had decent life in Singapore really. We have free wireless internet connection. Some were legal, some were not. The illegal ones we get by “stealing” other people’s connection from block 18-08 and 20-08. I stay in 18-02, directly on the opposite direction. So I have to resort to using McDonald’s legal wireless with Wireless@SG.

McDonalds for food and internet!

McDonald's for food and internet! They don't have Mega Mac though.

The service apartment is really well-maintained and very clean. Huge different from the apartments / condos we know in Malaysia. The security is top notched. Every morning we are provided with breakfast, even on Saturdays and Sundays. There was once a blackout, and the apartment was affected. The management sent us a basket of fruits for the inconveniences caused. But then hor, we were in the office and we stayed until late when it happened, so really, it did not affect us at all. Still the thought was very much appreciated. Errmmm ….. that basket of fruits inspired this post too. ๐Ÿ™‚

They not only send baskets of fruits for blackouts, they also send ice-creams FOR NOTHING! Check out the Movenpick!

This Movenpick ice-cream is very good!

This Movenpick ice-cream is very good!

There is also the standard gym, swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi to pamper the weary expatriates.

Gym

Gym

Checking out the sauna, which unfortunately was broken

Checking out the sauna, which unfortunately was broken

Jacuzzi!! The cold one is on the left, the warm one is on the right.

Jacuzzi!! The cold one is on the left, the warm one is on the right.

More pictures here.

  1. MaNMaN says:

    I just noticed that Hooter girl has a stapler hanging down from her pants. I wonder what she uses it for? *he he*

  2. Jacky Yong says:

    Hehehe …. I have no idea …. ๐Ÿ˜›