Friday, October 11, 2013

Notes from Singapore - The beginning...

The mundane chores were making life quite monotonous. So this trip. For me and the crazy one (my roomie), things were not falling in place since long time. So this trip. Divs had put this bug in my mind that we gals should plan a trip. So this trip. And of course vacation always make me happier, more happier. So this trip.

Although we read, all those economist talking about not to go for foreign trips and to help appreciate rupee. But we ditched their idea. Although, making a plan at such a short notice could put us in cash crisis for the next month. But we ditched that idea too. Personally our list had more adventurous places to visit but tight budget and all gals trip. So we chose a fancy and funky place to visit. And so the travel destination had to be Singapore. When the tickets were booked; I found that Singapore was among one of the many destinations in my bucketlist. So finally, something was getting checked on the elongated, very old bucketlist.

And then started our miscellaneous planning. Making checklist of packing stuff, checklist of places to be visited. Checklist of must go eating joints. You ought to make a checklist; its only after travel you get to know how much realistic your checklist was :) 

We took late night flight from hyderabad to Changi airport, Singapore. We were in jet set go mode but the fact that crazy one's wasn't keeping well was bothering us. Me and Divs, were trying to give comforting words, which wasn't working anyways. So there we landed with unwell crazy one, with jitters that trip gonna ruin even if one companion is unwell. Our stay was at a very dear friend's place, tampines avenues. Blissful feeling. Getting reasonable and comfortable acco in singapore is tough. That's what trip advisor stats and comments reflected.

Divs and Unwell Crazy one at airport
Fish cakes at Absolute Thai

And thus day one started. Our priorities were set. To get well crazy one. We ditched our checklist, and rushed to Raffles medical. While wandering on the streets for Raffles Medical, hunger stuck in. We had lunch at Absolute Thai, tampines central. Absolutely recommended. Phad thai noodles with chicken, fish cakes and chicken fried rice was simply yumm. With stomach full,we reached Raffles medical. Crazy one got her medications. Really don't know if the medications worked or it was psychological effect. Crazy one was fine and our trip moved from the tipping point to allz well.

The remaining evening was spent at Harbour front, then wandering in the lanes of China town and little India. We took mrt from tampines to harbour front. There's hardly any waiting time for the arrival of mrt. Strict rules they have for sitting arrangement, smoking and eating habits in mrt's. And needless to say people follow it religiously. At Harbour front; there was this long stretch of lanes. Food republic. Small and big stalls of all that food which had this uncanny, unusual fishy smell. For us it was just meant for clicking and not eating :) 

Sitting Arrangement in MRT
One of the many stalls at Food Republic
Chinatown, litted with those magnificent red lamps, had these loads of chinese and thai eating joints. Lovely shops for souvenirs, tin tin shop, chopstick shops and lot more. From Chinatown, we roamed around in little India as well; nevertheless it can be avoided. Divs and crazy one had been to Singapore twice, but they didn't rushed neither tried avoiding any place. Absolutely good gals :) But then they say economy of Singapore develops in a geometric progression, so even if you visit it after one year, you will find things changed, more advanced. That's what Divs & Crazy one experienced.

At Chinatown 
At Harbour Front 
All and all, the long day was over, the unwellness was cured and the next day we were awake to tick our checklist. Coming up more...


  1. I'm sure it must have been a great 'girls' trip in Singapore. :)

  2. @Renuka: Indeed it was a great trip..