A stroll down Victoria Street in Singapore

After our local reseller told me several times that I should go to Bugis Street, I decided to heed his call and take a nice walk over to that part of town. In retrospect, this was quite an electic walk, with a lot of different things along the week.

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Canal along Victoria street

First thing of interest I saw was a muslim temple, one of the historic buildings in Singapore, with an old cemetery that looked both beautiful and creepy with its tiny monuments.

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Historic muslim cemetery

A couple of blocks later were these horrible eyesore apartment buildings. I wonder who thought this looked good against the neighborhood skyline.

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Art demo apartment complexes

That being said, the neighborhing trees were much more interesting to look at.

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Awesome vegetation

Last but not least was the Bugis Street market itself. That place is simply a zoo. It basically seems like a few original street vendors made friends, then decided to expand and start to make a crazy flea market in and around a couple of buildings. Everything looks like a complete hodge-podge of stuff.

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Bugis Market Singapore

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Bugis Market Singapore

As a last set of notes for the day (and to please David), here is a quick pic of the appetizer I had for lunch. It is called Kueh Pie Tee. It was a little spicy and sweet at the same time. The rest of the meal was rounded out with another appetizer called Pulut (sticky rice and meat in a banana peel), and the main course was called Nasi Briyani and was quite tasty.

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Kueh Pie tee

1 Response

  1. David says:

    Terrific! Looking forward to some even more exotic foodstuffs! 🙂

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