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Highlights: Singapore

6 June 2010 2,913 views No Comment

OK. So it took me a while to figure this one out because it’s no secret that I didn’t enjoy Singapore at all. So, after some serious reflection, my highlights:

I care not that it’s tragically obvious, Raffles hotel was a highlight. However, I never made it to the Long Bar like all good tourists are supposed to, and I didn’t have a Singapore Sling either. Instead I had dinner in the Tiffin Room. It was a north Indian buffet, and it was outstanding, the best Indian food I have had in 3 years without a doubt: a huge salad selection, incredible yoghurt marinaded salmon, two lentil dishes, masses of condiments. Plus, incredible service, beautiful restaurant, all round superb.

Introduction to the Singaporean food halls was a great experience, and great to have been there with Paul – a local. I discovered some very tasty, very interesting dishes that I simply wouldn’t have sampled elsewhere but I admit the kaya toast was a particular favourite of mine. (kaya = eggs, sugar and coconut that makes a light custard)

Any surprise that Singapore’s highlights are all flavour oriented at this point…?

When I stayed at the Pan Pacific Hotel, the Keyaki restaurant really was excellent. The service was outstanding, friendly, and they let me have dinner with my laptop :) The food was fantastic, an awesome menu: obvious inclusions and some different, impressive items. Great sashimi, I mean great – as good as the Tokyo fish market, and beautiful presentation, I mean beautiful even by the standards of Japanese presentation.

Something that I realised isn’t flavour oriented… I really liked Singapore airport! It is huge, spacious, great layout (Feng Shui?), and has excellent services: free massage chairs, a hothouse butterfly garden, an indoor pond with a bridge, the world’s biggest HD plasma screen (103 inches) and much more that I didn’t see I’m sure. And there’s also a Hard Rock Café – I mean, it’s got it all!

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