Wrote about my nostalgia for the old Singapore at Singapore Actually, but will do my usual food review with loads of photos here.
If you’re coming here by car, you need to take a lift up to the 2nd floor and then walk across the bridge. Parking is expensive at S$1.20 every half an hour, but at least this way people won’t linger. The Food Trail was already pretty crowded when I was there and I imagine there would be no seating room if it was located next to an MRT. We Singaporeans love novelty.
The view from the bridge.
With a glimpse of the flyer. If I were not claustrophobic, I would like to try that thing. Just afraid it will get stuck midway and an hour for the slow ride just seems too long.
Loads of tour buses here.
Another look at the Flyer’s capsules.
I was impressed at first sight.
Perhaps to some young people this furniture may seem really old, but to me, not so much. I used a treadle sewing machine when I studied Home Economics in school and my mum used a beautiful Olivetti typewriter to type out her stuff.
I like how they tried to make the place look like a food street. Although I guess the area is a bit small, so a condensed version.
As you can see they attempted to re-create food carts on wheels on the ‘street’.
It was quite pleasant because even though it was open air – there were air-conditioning units that made it feel cool.
Fish ball noodles.
More of the street and the corner with old relics from the past.
An old jukebox with Singapore records. I wonder who donated all these items or where they were sourced from.
Goreng Pisang – fried banana which is one of my favourite Singapore snacks. Restaurants have taken to serving this with vanilla ice-cream, but it’s lovely just the way it is fresh out of the pan.
In the old days they used to just give it to us in a paper bags or with extra pieces of paper, if you bought more than one, because it was so piping hot and you needed the paper to prevent your fingers from getting burnt. Somehow the plastic bag seems so modern.