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Little India and pepper crab

sunny 29 °C

In the morning we head off late again after breakfast – too much time up chatting with T last night. We are off to the tourist office to find out our transport options for around town. There is a daily tourist travel card that works for the MRT (Metro, Underground) but we are told it is only worth it if you are doing 6 or more trips. A few more bits of advice then off to the next shopping mall, until we see a Hagen Daaz shop and stop off for a milk shake each – it’s a new promotion so the girl is happy to have her first shot at it. We call that lunch and then head on.Gorgeous


We are heading to Plaza Singapura and a shop called Stereo. Their claim to fame is they only sell headphones and have the biggest range on the island. We get a few out to listen to – G has his iPod out to test run them all, and we spend half an hour going through a small collection. A favourite is chosen – partly because they look cool – but we have a bit of a discussion and go back and widen the test range to try and improve the sound quality. We have success with a pair of Audio Technica ATH 5PRO or something– good sound and very comfy over ear pads to keep G happy. The sales lady who has followed us around for an hour then completes her job by upselling us from the silver to the camo print for an extra $10. So G is very happy with his birthday present a month and a half early.Little India

Little India

We then take the MRT one stop to Little India and have a walk around. It is a collection of typical two storey shophouses all steeped out for the Deepvali festival to celebrate the good deeds of Ravi. It is very colourful, but we found it hard to find the Indian feel to the area. We stopped off in the market to buy some mint and limes - for more mojitos!Little India Markets

Little India Markets

We had promised G a swim in the pool so we headed back and jumped in. Just mucking about by ourselves and having a nice refreshing wind down. The weather starts to close in and thunder and lightning start up so we head inside. We get back up, and O finds he has missed out on a swim with G so he is not pleased.
As the rain starts to crash down, the mojitos come out while the kids have pop corn to stave off hunger. We are heading out to Long Beach for dinner in the Dempsey Hill area. The taxi driver takes us via the back way, but does not know where the restaurant is, and we eventually get dropped off at the back of the kitchens. But with that all sorted out, we are led to our table on the verandah and after the seats are dried and the table moved out of the rain, we sit down to eat.Out for pepper crab

Out for pepper crab

The speciality is the Pepper Crab here, so we order one of those and a Chilli Crab too. These are priced at around $50/kg. A few vegies as well to appear healthy. The pepper crab is very spicy and in your face, but once your mouth gets used to the sting it is really good. The chilli crab is in a chilli sauce that G would have on its own for breakfast lunch and dinner. He scrapes the bowl clean before asking if it is healthy for him.
We head back home and have a little ice cream. By the time we are in bed, we have had so much food that we cannot lie down comfortably.

Posted by lostagain 14:19 Archived in Singapore

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