Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Shoppers Paradise

I spent the last few days exploring this shopping haven. Beneath Orchard Rd I found retail heaven. Every store you could possibly want to shop in, in one convenient air conditioned location. Top Shop, Zara, H&M, River Island, Forever 21, Forever New, Prada, Gucci, Fendi the list goes on and on but if you thought Sydney retail was heavily over priced do not shop in Singapore. A pair of Havaianas $55.
In my last post I jinxed us with the weather, humidity has risen to 80% and poor Chris is struggling. Before his meeting yesterday morning he spent 20min wiping away the sweat and trying to air dry his shirt in a bathroom cubicle.
On Monday night we checked out the Casino which is free for tourist to enter so take your passports but locals are charged $100 entry fee (this is prevent gambling addictions). I won $30 and Chris lost $30 on the pokies so we came out even.  The Casino is really nice but lacks atmosphere there aren't any bars and people in there are serious about their gambling.
Tuesday night Chris's boss Drew treated us to our first Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab, it was AMAZING!!!! The restaurant is called Long Beach and is on right on the Esplanade. The crabs here are huge and cooked to perfection. I have to go back and try it again when I'm not so embarrassed about being a messy eater. We then went to the bar on top of the Swisshotel (the tallest hotel in Singapore) which has a 360 view of Singapore it really highlighted how small Singapore is.
Anyway just about to meet Chris in China Town for lunch Chicken Rice here I come. Tomorrow we start looking for apartments. Wish us luck.
Fast Fact: You can by ballet slippers from vending machines for $20

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