Saturday, April 28, 2018

Modern Men Sing Rocket Man

Attended a very fun concert at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. A men’s chorus called Modern Men sang a program of Elton John’s greatest hits. It was a toe-tapping night of good singing and wild costumes. Herman and I knew three of the singers, which made it even more fun.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fine Dining at Esquina, Chinatown, Singapore

We had a fabulous nine course tasting menu. Thank you Sher and Kek Fei for recommending this restaurant. One of the best meals, in terms of taste, selection, and presentation I’ve ever had anywhere in the world. 
A lovely old building in Chinatown.

Incredible tasting menu.

With chef Carlos Montobbio.

Chinatown. Year of the dog.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tan Ser Seng Herbs (Turtle) Restaurant, Singapore

On our first full day in Singapore, we were mainly interested in eating in restaurants specializing in dishes not found elsewhere. So we crossed town to eat at the most famous turtle soup eatery in town. We were not disappointed.
They have a very limited menu, and everything they do is the best you can find.

Herman and I waiting to order.

Our friends, Ben and Oyvind, flirting with our waitress. 

Gingeng Black Chicken. Yes that black lump is chicken.

Vegetable in herb sauce and cucumbers in vinaigrette.

And, of course, we each had a bowl of their specialty—double boiled turtle soup.

Tender meats of turtle.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Little India, Singapore

My favorite place to hang out in Singapore is Little India. Singapore is one of the great eating capitals in the world, and the Indian food is second to none. Little India is also a colorful place to take in the best sights, smells, and lovely people that Singapore has to offer. And I’m always astounded that Hinduism is so colorful and exotic. At the temple, I had an hour-long discussion with a believer about the pillars of Hinduism. Fascinating. 

Little India street art.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

My discussion about Hinduism. He, obviously, did most of the talking. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Kwan ImThong Hood Cho Temple, Singapore

After a wonderful week of being wined and dined in KL, we said goodbye to our wonderful hosts and rode a bus to Singapore. On our first day of sightseeing, we visited the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, which luckily was only two blocks from our hotel.
The temple was packed with people giving morning prayers and offerings.

 Incense offerings.

My husband on the left and our friend Ben giving offerings.

Lucky Buddha. Everyone rubs his belly for luck.

Chinese God of good fortune.