Singapore is the Lion City with Amazing Food

Chewy Cookies Filled with Cream

Everything in the Singapore Metropolitan area is within a good walking distance and so it made it nice to get some exercise in between the various eateries.

After a 30 minute walk, we finally reached the Golden Mile Food Center, an amazing food plaza with stalls of restaurants that serve up a variety of foods ranging from Indian, Malaysian, Chinese, and Fusion meals. We made a plan to order one dish from each vendor so that we could sample more of a variety of the foods that were offered. The first we tried was Sup Tulang, a dish from India consisting of bone marrow soaked in a curry-like soup that you ate with your bread. Afterwards, we sampled a view pastries here and there before taking a stroll to another part of town. We passed through Bassorah Street, a beautiful strip headed in the direction of a Mosque that is lined with quaint little cafes and shops – it deserves a post of its own since it was probably my favorite scenes of Singapore. Continue reading

Singapore is the Melting Pot of Asia

MRT in SingaporeSingapore is a British owned city, so everyone here has an English accent with a mixture of Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian accents.

The country is a melting pot of people from all over Asia, so you can imagine how many great foods they offer. People from all over Asia migrate here for better job opportunities than what their own country has to offer and end up settling here with their own families.

The country has a very wide variety of foods from all over Asia and some even intermixed. It is Asian Food Heaven and we were lucky to get 1.5 days to experience this beautiful city. Our goal was to try everything that salavated our mouths, so that meant lots of money taken out of our pockets. The Philippines has a some great foods and desserts, but we missed having the luxury of eating various dishes from different cultures in America. Our eyes were big with excitment at all the great foods Singapore had to offer. Continue reading

Bacolod Negros Ecological Forest Exhibit

HornbillA few blocks from the Bacolod’s town proper was the Negros Museum and the Ecological Forest.

The Negro’s Museum is definitely worth a visit to see and learn a bit of the island’s history as well as Philippine history. One of the highlights for me was the collection of ethnic toys and dolls from all over the world which were donated by a very wealthy woman who had been collecting them throughout her lifetime. On the second floor are artifacts and other objects showcasing the sugarcane industry. Continue reading

Vibrant and Colorful Masskara Festival in Bacolod City

Elementary School Category Street Dancing
Elementary School Competition

1st Day of Festival: If you missed our morning, read about our yummy Cheap Lunch and 20 cent Oysters.

We walked around to check out the outside vendors and quickly realized we came just in time for the first street dance competition. The first competition was the Elementary School Category. They start to parade down the street and into the main Bacolod Plaza in front of the judges and crowds of people surrounding them. Since we came about 5 minutes before it started, there were already crowds and crowds of people and we weren’t sure how we were going to even see it. Continue reading

Bacolod is the City of Smiles

Off to Bacolod
Cebu Pacific Air

We planned this 5 day trip to experience and capture the spirit of the famous Masskara Festival 2009.
Finally our first trip out of Luzon and into the Visayas in the island of Negros. Negros is located between Panay and Cebu which holds popular cities such as Bacolod and Dumaguete. A month long event that leads up to a huge countdown experience very similar to experiencing New Years Eve in Times Square minus the big city skyscrapers. Continue reading

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