As our last day in Singapore draws to a close I am filled with a sense of loss. Tomorrow we leave for Luang Prabang in Laos. It has been a sensory visit with sights and food experiences that have stimulated all my senses. Most importantly connecting with an old friend after so many years has brought back fond memories and reinforced the true bond of friendship that does not need physical nurturing to remain tensile strong.
Breakfast on the terrace was the perfect kick off to the day. Though the Singapore monsoon sloshed all around us, we still found a way to enjoy our delicious colonial breakfast.
We then set off for the Tiong Bahru food market and hawker center. It is an authentic Singaporean neighborhood serving delicious local food at incredible prices. It is located above one of the best wet markets in Singapore and almost exclusively patronized by the locals. It was the perfect haven on this soaking wet day, as was the Tiong Bahru coffee shop across the street. Local specialties include the chicken rice, chwee kueh a popular breakfast item of steamed rice cake topped with diced preserved radish and fishball noodle soup.
The day ended with a visit from a friend from my JCP days who has been in Singapore for the last few years. So fun and such a small global village after all!
Adios till next time!