The first day in Singapore, was of course spent at Orchard Road. No pictures because I was too busy shopping. Arms are still sore from the shopping bags. But today I finally mustered up the drive to work. Yes, work.
Weekends are generally quiet where we are in Singapore. Padahal, Hubby's crib is actually on top of a small shopping mall. There's a Burger King, a Watsons, a Coffee Bean, a Seven Eleven and multiple other restaurants, kiosks, laundrettes, printing shop and offices. And they allllll close during the weekend! (Okay, except for the 7-11 and the 24hours McDonalds right across the road, but that doesn't count!) To get food and such, we would have to walk either to the nearest FairPrice (like Giant lah) or hop on the MRT to more busy and family oriented areas. And jangan harap to get nasi berlauk over here. When Hubby is out at work, I would just munch on bread. No wonder I lose weight whenever I am in Singapore.
But this time around, we needed to find some porridge for Aiden. He's old enough to communicate his dislike for Nestum and Mummy is hopeless at cooking, so Daddy brought us to the train station! Not any train station, but Keretapi Tanah Melayu.
Did you know that the land where the station is plus the railway track towards Johor - all belongs to Malaysia? Prime land, since it is right smack in the middle of an area full of offices, business and such. This place is also of prime importance to Hubby since this is where he frequents for lunch, satisfy his cravings for Malay food and most importantly, where he can puff Malaysian cigarettes and not be penalised by the Singaporean police! (They are very anal about people smoking only Singaporean purchased cigarettes.) But recently, there was news that this train station will be relocated to Woodlands, and the land handed over to Singapore. Such a shame!
They even had a replica of a homestay kampung pondok.
Then off we went to Hubby's office, in hunt for an internet connection so that Mummy can log on to the VPN network. I promised my boss that I was going to work during the weekend, so here I am honouring my word! But guess what? I could not log on because of the million and one security settings that the Dutch Oil Company implements on all its company issued laptops!