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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Resorts World Sentosa

Many of the shops and attractions in Resorts World have not opened their doors yet, so many people either came for the Universal Studios or the Casino. But not for us, we just want to to tour around the resort to see how it looks like. :)

Universal Studios
The second one in Asia after Japan.

A visit with parents

The main gate

Inside the theme park

A friendly Woody Woodpecker

Hershey's chocolate, just outside the Universal Studios.

A whole section of Reese's

My favourite Reese's peanut butter cup

Lake of Dreams

Festive Walk

And not far from the Festive Walk is the Merlion.

Hotel Michael, one of the six hotels in Resorts World.

Botero fat statues

Crockfords Tower
Have you heard a hotel that could only be stayed by invitation only? This is the one.

The chandeliers

Another cool chandeliers in Crockfords Tower

The Galleria
Luxury shopping area

The Galleria

Finally, Victoria's Secret is in Singapore.

Swarovski crystal pillar

Festive Hotel

Did you notice that I took many photos of the chandelier? They were all very interesting.

Salvador Dali's elephant statue

Another chandelier

And lastly, the casino which I could not enter. Singaporeans could only be allowed to enter the casino by paying a levy of $100 for 24 hours visit.

Casino entrance manned by a security guard.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Medan (Save the best for last: snacks and desserts)

Teabreak that as big as the lunch itself.

Bakmi Guangzhou at Palladium Mall

Tau Kua He Ci (dry tofu with prawn crackers) at Jalan Yose Rizal

A few metres away from the tau kua he ci shop, there's a shop selling very nice mee rebus, es campur and chendol.

Mee rebus at Jalan Yose Rizal

Es campur (mixed ice)

Chendol with very fragrant gula melaka, I prefer this than es campur.

And we had otah and bought back some lemper ayam.

Nelayan Dim Sum Restaurant
Always crowded, the only dim sum restaurant that has a lot of branches.

Prawn salad fritters

Leng Hong Kian

Sate Padang
If you ever come to Medan, this is the one thing you must not missed. I have been stuffing myself silly with this since I was a kid. (Thank God I only go back once in a while. :D) My record is 20 sticks of satay, 1 rice cake and I clean up the gravy too. :D I actually don't like mutton, and this is the only one that I eat. The mutton satay doesn't have any mutton smell at all.

But since this time I wasn't allowed to eat any mutton, having the rice cakes with gravy is better than nothing. :|

Sate Padang Ajo at Jalan Lahat

de Waroeng at Cambridge Mall
Coincidentally met up with some old friends here.

With friends

Bubur sum sum (Indonesian rice pudding)

Chai bao (steamed vegetables dumpling)

Lupis (glutinous rice with gula melaka)

Muah Chee from Pasar Ramai

I love the muah chee here, it had some rough sugar that added to its crispiness.

Bolu Gulung Meranti
The most famous swiss roll in Medan. I don't really find it fantastic, but they are quite generous in fillings.

It's a huge roll.

Overloaded with cheese! I have to throw away most of it, it's pretty scary to eat that much of cheese.

Tape ubi (fermented cassava)

Serabi (thin and crispy pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk)

Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch for about 350 years, risolles and croquettes are one of the Dutch snacks that are popular until now.

Risolles and croquette from Gogo at Jalan Mojopahit

Soybean curd, particularly love the gravy which is made from ginger and gula melaka. It is very fragrant and has a spicy taste.

Es Teler 77, more ingredients than the one in Singapore especially the avocados.

Fountain Ice Cream Parlour
My favourite place for ice cream. Cheap and good, the price is around $2-3 per glass.

Having sundaes with friends.

One more.

Buttercup at Cambridge Mall
Overpriced bubble milk tea.

Not nice either. :(

Gelato Bar at Jalan Pattimura
Cool place to hang around..

Our gelatos

That's all from Medan. Other than hunting for food, I didn't do any sightseeings. Actually not much things to do in the city itself except visiting the malls.