Posts Tagged ‘changi’

old time singapore

July 22, 2009

I was surprised at the ambience in Changi Village. It’s a totally different world here. Un-Singapore-ish and very ‘kampong’. It’s got a relaxing, laid back feel¬† that is real and down to earth. Unlike town centres with huge suburban malls and franchise Kopitiams, Changi Village retained the flavour of old time town centres that I was familiar with. Top it off with nature boardwalks, wildlife, kids and uncles fishing, yachts, ubin seafood restaurant and *surprisingly* fantastic hawker fare at the market to Spanish Tapas Tree along the main road, you’ve got a unique combination unmatched by others in mainland Singapore.

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WILDLIFE!

This is one very SMART monkey I tell you. Believe me when I tell you it was checking out for oncoming cars before crossing the road. The best thing was, it took the ZEBRA CROSSING when it could have just went straight on (see pic)! It must have observed pedestrian and traffic movement before it decided to cross the roads. 

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CHARLIE’S CORNER

This is a really quaint retro place at the corner of the hawker centre with delicious fish and chips and scallop and chips! Nice! Flanked by shady trees, it is a really cool nice place to chill out and chit chat.

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AMAZING HAWKER FARE

I seriously think the food here is better than anywhere else! Beef Noodles (mixed) and Chicken Chop Ipoh Hor Fun. Check this out on ieatishootipost (a fantastic blog for hawker food) I had the mutton briyani and Sri Bastiri Ayam Penyet too (so good!) but forgot my camera! I’ll be going back for my favourite Nasi Lemak store for breakfast soon!

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TAPAS TREE

The Seafood Paella has been adapted to the local’s tastes. Nevertheless its really tasty and I’ll definitely be going back. We also tried the grilled Asparagus wrapped in Jamon (W’s favourite!). Really nice. A meal there comes with Olives FOC. Yum!

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Sangria is 1 for 1 from 5-8pm! We had the traditional red Sangria and white Sangria. I liked the Sangria alot and wanted another but the alcohol was acting up so W had to pull me back. Heh.

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CHANGI VILLAGE BOARDWALK

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VIEW FROM CHANGI VILLAGE HOTEL

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Out of the world isn’t it.

sunset @ changi village

July 21, 2009

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It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed the sunset from the beach. It was a peaceful and pleasant after dinner walk with W as we explored the park, chit chat and took in the waves around us. There were families fishing, barbequeing, cycling and taking walks too unlike East Coast Park which is overcrowded with noisy kids, numerous pubs and blaring music.

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I love planes. They bring you to faraway places. Heh.

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I was really pleased when I saw the large pink setting sun which unfortunately didn’t look too big in the above photo.