Monday, September 30, 2013

The Connoisseur Concerto

I have never been to Clarke Quay and when it was time to make a decision on where to eat, it was tough. Located along the Singapore River, there were many makan and minum places to choose from. As we were starving and tired, we decided to walk into a place that was empty, so that the food would arrive quickly and that place was The Connoisseur Concerto.

I ordered a Seafood Aglio Olio ($20.50), spaghetti subtly flavoured with chilli and garlic, accompanied with succulent pan-seared scallops and fresh prawns. I liked the presentation of the dish.

Then there was the Chicken and Mushroom Spaghetti, which came in a huge portion. Well, everything they served were in huge portions.

There was also a pizza sandwich dish, which I didn't manage to make a note of but I did take note of what it tasted like. I liked how the bread was moist and warm but still had a crispy crust. Loved the cheese that would string when pulled.

What was surprisingly tasty was The Veal Thing, a hearty combination of onion foccacia, seared veal sausage with caramelised onions and gratinated cheese. Although it looked huge, it did not make my friend feel overwhelmingly full.

If looking for a quiet place to catch up with friends, ask for a seat inside. Service was quick and staff were friendly.

Blk 3E River Valley Road, #01-01, S179024, Singapore
Tel: +65 6336 1121
Sunday to Thursday and Public Holidays 10:00am to 2:00am
Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays 10:00am to 4:00am

Friday, September 27, 2013

S.E.A. Aquarium

The few places I remember vividly in my mind of my childhood trip to Singapore included this place, the S.E.A. Aquarium. I remembered it to be a really huge place and rightly so, not just because I was tiny back then, but also because it is the world's largest aquarium. Here are some of the more interesting underwater creatures...

They look edible to me...

I called this the Pinocchio fish!

And of course, no visit to an aquarium is complete without going through their underwater tunnel walkalator!

S.E.A. Aquarium
Open daily 10:00am to 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Skyline Luge Sentosa

Due to the excessive amount of walking to the top of the hill, we decided to take a relaxing way to return to the foot of the hill. I must have been too tired from all that physical activity because I agreed to take the Skyride.

Yes, for those who know me really well, you must be thinking, "You must be joking..."

Oh no, I did take it, alright. And boy did I regret after a few minutes...

I managed to smile but in all honesty, my whole body was shaking. I was petrified of not having both my feet on firm ground!

And firm ground was SO FAR BELOW!

On hindsight, I should have opted for the Luge instead.

Obviously, the Skyline is not for people with acrophobia. Check their website for ticket prices and age/height requirements.

Skyline Luge Sentosa
Open daily from 10:00am to 9:30pm

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Malaysian Food Street Resorts World Sentosa

A must stop when in Singapore would be Resorts World Sentosa. So many tour operators in KL organise daily tours to this place. Although Resorts World is a Malaysian company, we were still pleasantly surprised when we came across the Malaysian Food Street. Much thought would have gone into this place, as they had everything you could think of!

Spoilt for choice and you don't even need to step out of Singapore!

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am to 9:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00am to 10:30pm
Sundays 10:00am to 9:00pm