Saturday 25 October 2008

Golden Mile

After lunch, CH and I set off to Golden Mile in search of sulphur which YK wanted for his chemistry experiment. There are lots of little shops that sell army stuff in the area, so it was easy to find sulphur which is used by soldiers to ward off snakes in the jungle.

It's a rather hip area where youngsters go to for shoes and street wear. We came across some skirts with retro prints and CH immediately urged me to try. Finally he bought me these two. They were only $10 each!

I love the prints on the little skirt. It's very short though. I'm not sure where I'm going to wear it to but the one on the right can be worn to work.

There are lots of nice food stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre. Since we've had lunch, we settled for ice cream. We've read about Ice Queen and my sister in law was raving about it last week, so die die we must try!

The lady at the counter was really friendly and kept offering us samples to try. Finally we settled on a combination of 3 flavours - black sesame, durian and lychee sorbet - for $3.80! In other ice cream palours, one flavour can set you back by about $5, here we can enjoy 3 scoops!

I love the sesame ice cream the best. It's very fragrant and you can taste bits of sesame seeds, bursting with nutty flavour when you bite into them. The other 2 flavours are fine but not outstanding. These are freshly made everyday without any eggs. They're also low in sugar and fat, so healthy too!

After indulging in ice cream, we had to walk off the calories. We roamed around Arab Street and Haji Lane. Here are some of the photos taken along the way.

Mosque at Golden Mile.

Trees growing out of an unused shop house.

My American friend used to laugh when she sees Humps Ahead!

Shisha pipes at a restaurant window.

Walking towards Salad, my favourite shop along Haji Lane.

Japanese Vintage, but Singapore flag?
The very narrow Haji Lane.


Anonymous said...

I like those pics! We need pics of you in one of those skirts! "Humps ahead" yeah that wouldn't go over too well in the States....

QiuQiu said...

Hey Pretty, do drop by

Clothings in ONE peice per design, going at 40% clearance.. One peice might cost less than $10. True clearance =))

Amel said...

Hi, Ting!

THANKS again for being such a LOVELY host with all the delicious food for us! Hope you liked my Mom's "bacang" he he he...

Btw, when I told Arttu that your body size was considered "big" in Singapore, he was SHOCKED!!!! HE HE HE HE HE...because according to him, you're normal-sized. :-))) IMO you've got a nice body since you have two teenage boys already, you know? :-)))

LOVE the skirts, btw!!! ;-D

Tell CH THANK YOU for the tips about the store in Sim Lim Square. We did go there again and R2 found a computer game to try out in Finland he he he...He is SO happy! ;-D

Blur Ting said...

Hi Amel! You're back in Finland? It was my pleasure to have you over. I wish I had more time to bring you guys around or go for seafood dinner.

I'm glad R2 found what he's looking for. That makes his trip even more worthwhile.

And thanks for the compliments. I'm sure you have loads of catching up to do now that you're home after such a long time. Have a good rest and stay in touch!

Anonymous said...

Hey Amel, we were waiting to hear your signature "HE HE HE HE HE" but never once heard it :-)
My pleasure to help a fellow computer geek!

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

You know BT, those are really excellent pictures :D I especially liked the one where the tree was growing our of the shop house ...

Blur Ting said...

Oh Nick, thank you! That means I don't have to change my camera.

The World According To Me said...

It looks like you had a fab day.

Like the skirts. Healthy ice-cream?! Heaven!