homemade char kuay
fresh mango - Jason likes fresh mango... surprise, surprise!
In Chinatown, we had 4 trays of xiao long bao, a total of 40 xiao long baos, as well as a tray of guo tie (potstickers), yam cake, chee cheong fun and chwee kueh - a crazy amount of food for just 4 people.
xiao long bao - Jas likes it very much!
us at breakfast
After breakfast #2, we visited one of the most lavish Buddhist temples in the world, that has its own carpark, food court, museum, and yet is still a functioning Buddhist temple - the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.
monks chanting blessings
monks chanting prayers
roof garden of the temple
in front of the bell tower at the roof garden
view from the top of the temple: uniquely singaporean - shophouses and skyscrapers
in the museum
entering the buddha relics exhibition
Later, we went to Sri Mariamman temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore for a visit.
Hindus receiving blessings
stupa of the temple
on the roof
Then, we met my friend Peiying, who I went to school with, and is now a doctoral fellow at Cornell, for lunch at Yum Cha, a famous tim sum restaurant in Chinatown. Of course, meal = eat a whole bunch.
char siew sou - honey bbq pork in pastry
wu kok - yam balls
vegetable spring rolls
braised meat wrapped in tofu skin
shrimp rice roll
We ate alot, but later walked alot, from Chinatown to Clarke Quay, and then from Clarke Quay back to Chinatown, and then to another MRT statgion to get home. Clarke Quay is the most happening spot on the island, being a large collection of bars, clubs and restaurants, that only start their business in the evening. It is also by the Singapore River.
with Peiying at Clarke Quay
the main clubbing/party area in clarke quay - nothing open in the day!