After grabbing lunch, we walked down the street some more since we don’t get to do it a lot back home. I had second thoughts about snapping this photo since security is fiercer at Istana but I just found those majestic trees too breathtaking to resist.
Found our way to Ngee Ann City where we did some shopping. Ok, I didn’t really buy anything since I went there with SGD 20 in my pocket but I’m lucky to have a super bff who got me this really great gift:
One more thing I love about Singapore is the diverse choices of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood.
All that strolling left us exhausted so we went back to the hotel for a nap.
Travel Tip: Cars in Singapore drive on the left side of the road. Be mindful when crossing.
Revitalized by our power nap, we headed out to the city again. This time, revisiting Patintera’s old office.
Right next to a Buddhist temple is a Muslim mosque:
We grabbed a snack at Lau Pa Sat where Patintera and Franz would sometimes meet for dinner after work.
Lau Pa Sat is famous not only for good food but also for its architectural design:
After our quick snack, we met up with Franz at Bugis.
Franz hasn’t come home to Manila in a while and we missed him terribly. He is, after all, like a brother to us.
Franz treated us to a sumptuous seafood dinner.
I’m all excited to ravage my favorite chili crab 😀
This trip was as much a surprise for Franz as it was Patintera’s birthday vacay and Singapore government found it fitting to greet Patintera with a parade lol
Our delicious dinner peppered with delicious conversation kept us wanting for more. And since we couldn’t eat another bite, we decided to walk off the calories while chatting.
We capped the night with talks of the past and the future. Our plans, our families, our careers. Where we’ve been, where we want to go. Franz took us back to our hotel at around three in the morning. Patintera and I collapsed in exhaustion quickly after. To be continued…