Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Things You Ought To Know If You're Going To Singapore

Well, i've been away at Singapore over the weekends for a short holiday. Little do i know, i encountered several things that are kind of surprising to me...

Singapore with Merlion... *rawr*

1. If you were ever to have Soft Boiled Eggs, mind you, they use Dark Soy Sauce instead of the normal Soy Sauce. In the first attempt, the clumsy me didnt know it was dark soy sauce, and i actually got my Soft Boiled Eggs look rather black. By the way, the egg's yolk seems bigger than usual...

it looks BIG isnt it?

2. When you're ordering food, at times (depend on the type of food), the waiter/waitress or seller would ask you, "You would like it to be spicy?". So if you were to reply "No", your meal would be served IN tomato sauce! Yes, whats how it is done. Locally we would put dark soy sauce instead.

3. When you're ordering Laksa, you're actually ordering Curry Mee.

4. I was charged extra SGD0.15 for purchasing chilled drink! I was at Cold Storage buy 2 drinking/mineral water at 600ml, one if taken from the fridge, while the other from normal shelf. Due to the fact that one of then is "cold" or "chilled", i was required to pay more than what i assumed.

like that also kena charged?

Dont get me wrong on me for being cheapskate when its just SGD0.15, its more of a culture shock. Or maybe because i couldnt recall the last time i was in Singapore? Probably like 15 years ago? Thats why culture shock lo...

Despite all, of cause i enjoyed my short vacation at Singapore. I could easily idolize the cleanliness, infrastuctures, transportations and facilities. Roaming in Singapore isnt much of a problem as its very convenient to travel from one destination to the other. They sort of got it all connected.

No wonder we're never the near to Singapore. So near, yet so far. How ironic.

3 comments:

Shu said...

the eggs make me more hungry... @.@

Dann said...

Shu: hmm, im feeling hungry as well...

LEon said...

Yes only in sg they will put tomato sauces.