My Aunt Penny gave me a pair of tickets to the Singapore Flyer back in early December. Before we could arrange for a trip, the wheel broke down. So we called up the ticketing and they agreed to extend the validity. Meanwhile, we applied leave on the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year, to laze around. Luck has it that the wheel started turning on the 1st day of the Lunar New Year – good start for the Flyer I must say – so we decided to go for it on the 28 Jan.

It’s just us in the capsule.

A new add-on after the re-opening

Reached the top of the Flyer.

So many cargo ships outside the sea. Undoubtedly one of the busiest seaports in the world.

After the Flyer, we went to Vivocity – my third time for the month. It has become my favourite mall to go, not because it’s such a wonderful place, but because my wife has earned so much car park credits that we have to spend by end of June. We reached there at about 11.30am, wanting to catch a movie, and was surprised to see a long queue for the tickets. We chose “Changeling”, a movie starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Clint Eastwood. No CGI, no big-bang, pure drama and all acting. It is enjoyable, a change from all the block-busting movies we’ve watched last month.

Before the show started at 12.50pm, we grabbed a bite at Sushi Tei. Despite a 10-minute queue, we got a nice seat and the food were served very promptly.

Don’t try this at home, as I got impatient waiting for wifey to frame, focus and hit the shutter button.

We highly recommend the Sashimi Salad with the Sushi Tei dressing. Generous servings of sashimi

We spent the rest of the afternoon on more shopping, with me at PageOne bookstore most of the time. I love to check out books, and found a few that interests me. My only reason to procrastinate is storing the new purchases, for my cabinets are really full. I must build lots of cabinets if I move to a new house. In fact, I still haven’t unwrapped the books at this moment.
We came across a National Geographic themed store, which was rather interesting. The store is decorated like an exhibition hall, with nice exhibits and merchandise for sale. Creating awareness I believe this place will achieve, but not sure about the sales and profit part.

We dined at White Dog Cafe, our second time. And then we remembered why we had mixed feelings about this restaurant. For the second time, our soups were lukewarm, and blatantly obvious that they had been heated in the microwave oven. The button mushrooms are delicious, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The cowboy pizza wasn’t to our liking, so we ate only half of it, partly because the better-tasting appetizers filled our stomach.

And so ends our eventful day, a typical Singaporean experience of sight-seeing, movie-going, shopping.


  1. Hi Chester!

    It’s me again. Haha. Remembered you when I heard your compositions being played in Changi Airport this afternoon. 🙂

    Take care!

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