While we chose to travel to Singapore because of their beer selection, we were able to drag ourselves away from our riverside table at Brewerkz in order to see some of Singapore's great sights and eat some amazing food.
|Fort Canning Park|
|What are those called again... Oh yeah, hills.|
|Former police station turned Ministry of Art and Communications|
|Very convincing "Keep Out" signs|
Our next stop was to Singapore's Chinatown. There we wandered through a market that sold everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to women's clothing.
|Entrance/Exit for the MRT subway in Chinatown|
|mmmm... fresh fruit|
|Waiting to exit the loading area|
|A unique view of Singapore|
|Shipping containers galore!|
|Monks in their beautiful orange robes fit right in this garden|
|Merlion- half lion, half mermaid|
|Luckily they don't smell like durian|
|Double helix bridge leading to the Marina Sands|
Da Dong Restaurant in Chinatown. This was the first time that Eric and I had tried dim sum. It was always something that I've wanted to try, but for some reason never had. I think I am hooked now- I mean steamed buns filled with meat, what could be any better??
|Sooo much dim sum...|
Glutton's Bay near the Esplanade. This is a collection of great hawker street food vendors, and we had a hard time choosing our dinner. In the end we decided on the satay and the roti john. Washed down with an ice cold Tiger beer of course.
|Satay and beer- they were meant for each other.|
|Messy but delicious.|
I think the weirdest place that we found though was at Clarke Quay. Located across the river from our hotel was an entertainment area filled with interesting bars and restaurants.
|When the outside looks like this, I can't resist checking it out|
Inside this entertainment area, we found a bar called "The Clinic". The first time we walked by the bar, we had to stop and do a double take. We then shook our heads and kept walking down the sidewalk. About 15 minutes later, our curiosity got the better of us, and we had to go back and try it out.
In this outdoor bar you sit in chairs that look like these:
|Yes, that is a gold wheel chair.|
And you drink your drinks out of this:
|I.V. mixed drinks|
|The business end replaces a needle with a straw.|
We had a great time, sitting in our wheel chairs, drinking IV mixed drinks and basking in the confused stares of other pedestrians. It was definitely a unique experience!