Sights and sounds of a Singapore that satiates my various appetites. A post in photos.
I’m in Singapore from January 1-6, 2010. It’s the tail-end of the Christmas season and the vibe that goes along with the holidays is palpable still. Crowds are out and about.
In the days that I’m here, cranes along Orchard Road become an increasingly common sight. They’re used (mostly at night) to take down high-hanging decorations.
ION Orchard is one of the newest malls along this bustling strip. “It looks like a durian Lori, you like that, don’t you?” Quips a Singapore-based friend. The mall, while grand, is equipped with escalators that miss entire floors and hallways that apparently lead nowhere — one way tickets to getting lost, especially for someone like me with a lousy sense of direction. But ION has a compelling reason to persist on: the ION Food Hall with 80+ food stalls (the most popular of which is Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin from Tokyo), a gourmet supermarket, and loads of restaurants, tea salons, and Nespresso’s first tasting boutique in Asia.
Singapore takes on a decidedly different vitality at night.
So (overly) satiated I am from my Singapore eats that I pass up the main meal on the flight home. True to form however, I gladly take the dessert, a Magnum ice cream bar – sexy coolness on a stick – and cups of black tea to wash it down.