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Thanksgiving in Singapore

Thanksgiving 2010 has come which signals another trip for the House of Queens to an Asian City.   In the past, we’ve been to Bangkok ( Twice ), Macau, and Kuala Lumpur.  This year, we decided it’s time for me to visit Singapore for pleasure. 

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It’s been five years since my last visit to Singapore.  In a previous job,  Singapore is a regular destination mainly because most of large corporations’ regional headquarters are based in Singapore.  Working for a consulting company means dealing with these large companies and dealing with their executives face to face in – you guess it – Singapore.

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If there’s one lasting impression the city has left on me – it’s their food.  I think I’ve never been disappointed in any restaurant that I’ve been in – when I was in the city state.  This is true for the cheap Hawker style outlets, to their Kopi TIam and even their high end fine dining restaurants.  So this trip to Singapore will be mostly about food.

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For this trip, we booked our flight through JetStar Asia.  This apparently was a good choice because unlike other budget airlines, JetStar actually has the privilege to use Terminal 1 of Changi airport.

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The flight we were in was not full – and we are actually seated in Row 1.  Apparently for a little bit of extra money, you can choose to sit on Rows 2 to 4 and have extra leg room.  Our flight was not full and there were no passengers who paid for the extra leg room – so the queens took over Row 2 and was able to have three seats all the themselves.

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Landing in Singapore early means that we have time for some quick breakfast at  the airport.   After that, it was time to go to Spanish Village where a friend lives and where we’ll be staying for most of our stay in the city.

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I’ve had really good meals so far on my first day.  I’ve had great Carrot Cake, Char Siu Pork and RIce, and Spicy and Cheddar Sandwich.  That’s not in one meal – that’s spread across all the meals of the day.  This is starting out right.

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Tomorrow, the queens are going to check into the Marina Bay Sands.  We decided to splurge a bit on the accommodation for one night since we were able to save for the other days.  I’m excited.  I’m sure we’ll have a lot of good photographing opportunities at this architectural wonder.

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