Sunday, August 9, 2009

SG Trip 31st July to 2nd August 2009
My colleagues and I made a quick weekend trip to Singapore recently, to catch the Da Vinci exhibition, as well as checked out the Science Centre and caught the short movie on Vincent Van Gogh.

Reaching Tg Pagar, Singapore.

We took the Friday night train down south, and it was my first (and last!) time on the KTM Komuter night train :P Damn san fu aje~ Can't sleep the whole night due to the noise from the train, the constant rocking, and it didn't help when people started smoking outside the cabins. Pfffttt!

Hangout Hotel @ Mt Emily.

We stayed in a budget hotel, called Hangout Hotel @ Mt Emily. 5 of us bunked into a Quin-bed room. The room was clean and comfy, with clean linens and towels for hotel guests. Breakfast for the following day was also included. On the 2nd floor, there's a lounge area, coffee machine and some PCs with free internet access for hotel guests. Not bad for a no-frills budget hotel :)

Da Vinci, the genius~

After freshening up, we made our way to Jurong East via MRT, and walked to the Science Centre to catch the exhibition and movie. We bought the packaged ticket, which allowed us to see the Da Vinci exhibition, visit the Science Centre and watch the Van Gogh movie. The Da Vinci exhibition was very enlightening, and if you ever get the chance to catch it, go for it :) The exhibition will be coming to KL at the end of this year, so watch out for it.

Wild Rocket.

Dinner for Saturday night was at Wild Rocket, a cosy restaurant located on the ground floor of Hangout Hotel. My colleague has made reservations there one week in advance (!!), due to the crowd this place garners during the weekends, and also because of the limited number of patrons the restaurant can handle. Their menu is pretty unique. You can expect to find things such as herbal pork rib consommé with BKT wanton and salted duck egg pasta, which we ordered, hehe!

Anyone up for a ride?

We checked out the hotel the next morning, and guess what was waiting for us just outside the hotel entrance? :PpPpP

4 comments:

I want car....though I like the older models better.

interesting. any chance they'd come to our part of the city?

kevin: go buy lor :P

beezee: the da vinci exhibition is scheduled to reach our shores end of the year.

Cool pic, the train station pic. One glance I thought it's Cyclops blasting his optic ray!