Doing touristy things in Singapore – #chickenricewars #gloomanddoomatsentosa #catchingthelightshow

It was a late start our day and we kicked it off with brunch at the Maxwell food centre. It was going to be a show down between two chicken rice stalls plus a Hainanese curry rice thrown into the mix just for fun. We arrived at 11:15am and started with Tian Tian chicken rice. There were 5 people ahead of us but it moved quickly. By 12:30pm, the lineup was at least 25 people deep. The chicken was slightly mushy, the rice was firm yet flavourful and the chilli sauce had a really good kick. We ordered the small portions for $3.50 each.

One for me, one for her.

The lunch hour chaos.

Next up, Ah Tai chicken rice. Ordered a small plate for $3 and it included soup. Chicken breast meat was flavourful and not mushy, rice was lacking in flavour and the chilli sauce was weak.

Headed over to the Hainanese Curry Rice stall where you get to select as many items as you want. Kept it simple with a chicken cutlet and a pork meatball.

While the cutlet and meatball were good, the gravy was a hands down winner.

To wash everything down, a nice hot cup of tea tahrik.

The Tian Tian line up as we left Maxwell.

Today was a lazy day, so we ended up watching Deadpool 2 at the Orchard Road IMAX – not as good as the first one but still a good romp. After the movie, Mrs.I was feeling peckish – Google told us to try Beach Road Scissor Cut Rice and that’s what we did.

Choose one or more or all items on display where the man behind food display would take your selection and hand cut it with a scissor with lightening speed. I can’t imagine how one’s fingers would be after cutting all day. From there, he would hand it off to the guy behind him who would pour 3 different gravies on top.

An unholy delicious mess of chicken cutlet, fish and cabbage.

As Mrs.I wanted it to be a lazy day, we headed back to the hotel to veg out. The next morning, we would head off to Sentosa Island to spend the majority of the day. Before that, important things had to be accomplished. We headed off to the Old Airport Road Food Centre for some noodles – specifically Lor Mee and Char Kway Teow.

On the bus again on a sunny morning for the 30 minute ride to the food centre.

To find this line up at 10:45am … 😐

30 minutes later, we made it to the front of the line and ordered the Lor Mee $5 bowl for us to share.

The noodles are hiding underneath. Broth was wonderfully thick and tangy and the highlight was actual shredded fish versus a fish fritter.

Next, we went to get some Char Kway Teow and ordered the $4 plate that comes with shrimp. Sinfully good as it’s cooked with lard.

We were going to go for the trifecta and order a bowl of prawn mee but logic got the better of us and we ended up getting a couple of sugar cane juices instead.

Waiting for the bus to take us to the Harbourfront Cable Car station.

We bought two adult passes for a total of $70 that would allow us to use the entire cable car network between the mainland and the island plus the cable car network on Sentosa itself. You can get cheaper tickets if you prebook in advance.

Taken from the company website.

Made our way to the top of the station to head towards Sentosa. As we made our way to Sentosa, the heavens let loose their fury and it rained hard for 45 minutes. When we go to Sentosa Station, we hopped over to the Imbiah Lookout station and headed to Merlion station.

Hello there. Not sure if you can tell but it was raining in this shot.

Once the rain stopped, we quickly set up the GoPro for this shot before the rest of the unwashed masses wanted their picture.

We then made our way behind the Merlion to explore other areas the island had to offer. Insert random pictures as we walk along the guided path.

Um … what?

Mrs.I acting silly on Siloso beach.

From here, we jumped on the Siloso Point station back to Imbiah Lookout station.

Back on the main cable car line to Mount Faber station.

Heading into Harbourfront Station.

The line up at Mount Faber to get onto a cable car was ridiculously long, so we were thankful we unwittingly started our journey from the Habourfront station. From there, we explored the Southern Ridges area and first made our way to Mount Faber Point which had an amazing view of the city skyline.

Hello again.

Once we had our fill of the skyline, we made our way down the winding road to the Henderson Waves bridge.

Thank goodness we were going downhill. 🙂

After 15 minutes, we finally made it.

See the wave? 🙂

Mrs.I had enough walking for the day but did have enough energy for food. We headed back to the Tekka centre for some biryani.

*insert Homer Simpson drooling pic here*

Random drink stall guy comes up and asks if we want anything. We ended up with an ice chendol and ice mango chunk drink. The ice chendol is sugar overload and soooo good.

Got back to our room just in time for Mrs.I to catch the royal wedding and this delayed our plans to catch the 7:45pm supergrove tree light show.

We made it to the 8:45pm show with 5 seconds to spare. Absolutely spectacular.

Ended the night with this final shot of MBS.

It was definitely a loooong day but we accomplished a lot of sightseeing. More to come.

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