Monday, December 08, 2014

Haji Lane in Singapore

Haji lane in Singapore is quite a revelation. Fun, quirky and stocked with local designer wares and small hole in the wall cafes and bars. It is in the heart of the Muslim quarter, in a tiny nondescript lane forking out of Arab Street. A hip, interesting, boho street with a largely Middle Eastern vibe. Not to be missed.
 
I could not visit the Singapore Zam Zam next door though (Must try traditional local eatery. More information here). So, next time.
 
Haji Lane is very close to Bugis MRT. Spend a whole afternoon in Haji Lane without getting bored.

 


 
More on Haji Lane
Shopping and more shopping


Ps. I haven’t been writing. I start now.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Making a wish at Magellan's Cross, Cebu

Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 31, 1521.(Courtesy: Wikipedia)
 
You can make a wish here at the altar (or something like that). This may be a tourist trap but what the heck, I paid the smiling lady in yellow and white 20 PHP and she picked a red (love) and blue (travel) - Both her own choices, and prayed for me. It was nice.
 


 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Incheon international airport: Part One

You will hear a lot about it from me, unavoidable given I spent 5+11 hours in the Incheon International airport - Let me tell you though, no better airport to spend your idle hours in. Not least because of the toilets. Hehe!




You will hear more on it from me soon - no, not the toilets - I promise :)

Flying to Cebu with Korea Air

I wasn't too impressed with Korea Air - I guess the really long journey from Mumbai to Cebu via Seoul (14 hours in total with transit, not fun, let me tell you) was the main cause, but it was also the food at odd hours (Not rice and chicken at 4 AM please!) and not such great food either.
 
The movie collection was good though - Managed to finish 12 years a slave (didn't like much, hackneyed concept), The Book Thief (Ok), August: Osage County (Good), Captain Phillips (Really good), A River Runs through it (Real good). Phew!
 
I think the trick in these long flights, if they are emptyish, is to take the centre seats, put down the arm rest and sleep. Only if, these are near empty flights, like this one was.


 
No reading material either :(

 
But....but....oh but! The air hostesses were so pretty! Like delicate Porcelain dolls.