"Yarn" and I got a super great deal on our flights and hotel. Sadly it required us getting in at like midnight on Friday night, leaving us with nothing more than to check into our hotel and pig out with a late night snack.
Saturday morning we met up with KWD who was also staying at our hotel, ate breakfast, and then headed out to meet the others for lunch. Asia vacations are nonstop eating. We were meeting up with some of the wedding folk at a hawker center, to get a taste of real deal local eats. The wedding rehearsal had been canceled, so we opted for a super casual lunch.
While we were waiting for the shirts to finish printing, we wandered around and got ourselves into all kinds of trouble. First stop was a sex shop. If we had some big $$$ we could have picked up all kinds of madness.
And then we found this...
We then split up further for dinner. Me and the best man headed to Chijmes for more food.
One thing that really sets Singapore apart from the rest is the cohabitation of old and new. This is something that Hong Kong has completely failed at. Click on that link for more info on Chijmes. It was once a Catholic convent school and now houses many restaurants, bars, and shops. Also, an extra point for being an outdoor venue (with indoor space as well. This is S.E. Asia. It rains like crazy) Use of outdoor space, another fail for HK.
I was joking the whole time that we should return to Singapore and eat everything EXCEPT local fare. On t his particular Saturday night, we indulged in Tapas.
Then we met up with Team Henderson near Clark Quay for one last evening of drinks before the wedding.
Brewerks and it was nice meeting up with the gang before the wedding. Ok, here's Singapore's first big strike, drinks were hella expensive! And I'm talking all over... posh hotels, average bars, even convenience stores... how's a girl supposed to get her drink on?? I'm talking like double the price of HK, which even here can be steep to drink, but you can also find a reasonable drink too. What. the. hey.
And then our naughty gift was revealed...
Since we all had a major day ahead of us, we ended the night not too late. But not before a little beautification before bedtime. This was my first use of a mask of this caliber, and I liked it. Except we look like burn victims!