Friday, December 28, 2007


After nearly 10 years, I visited Singapore again from 15th - 21st December 2007. Went with Michele on 14th Dec night by express bus. Bought tickets for Super VIP, but on the day itself we were upgraded to Deluxe coach (first time we travelled on a double-decker bus!) This type of coach has individual TV monitor and there were movies, music and games to chose from. However, I didn't watch any of the movies as those 'nice' ones I have seen before and most of the Chinese movies were of ghosts and ghouls! Eeks! Since we took the 10pm bus, I didn't fancy listening to music, so the best thing to do was to sleep, which I needed since I will be having a full day in Singapore after we arrive.
Reached JB about 5.30am and there was long queue at Woodlands immigration as we met the going-to-work crowd, plus many buses going to Singapore as it was the week before Christmas! It was already 7am plus when we reached brother Kok Sang's place at Bishan. Had breakfast before we went to bed. Woke up around 10.30am as Christina had to fetch Nicole from tuition and I were to meet Jullie Teo, Margaret and Jackie at Spotlight in Plaza Singapura at 2pm and Michele wants to look for her manga shop. So we took the MRT to Plaza Singapura, minus Christina and Nicole as they headed to another direction for Nicole had a birthday party to attend. Since Mich and I arrived early at PS, we looked around for the manga shop first before proceeding to Spotlight to meet the gals.
Shoes & Teapots fabric from Spotlight
Discovered a two dollars Japaneses shop at PS that we selling all sorts of goods including craft things. Bought some tatting threads and felts from Daiso!
Felts from Daiso
Margaret had called earlier when she arrived in Singapore that she will be late for our meeting as her brother had ordered lunch for them. So waited for Jullie and since it was our first meeting, managed to spot her at Spotlight's entrance. Pretty and jovial gal and we clicked immediately.
Jullie & Me
After shopping at Spotlight, Jullie, DD and I headed for Chinatown while Margaret and her family continued along Orchard Road. We went to Golden Dragon, one of the older craft shops in Singapore and I bought some shuttles (clover) and some short pins which would be ideal for doing pinkeeps! Jullie also brought us to the 'tong sui' shop at People's Park which was famous for their steam egg pudding. Unfortunately, the item was sold out for the day while we were there. Next time.....then!

Shuttles, ribbons and pins

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