Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Our KL to SG Trip Part 9: Chinatown

I was already hungry and cranky. While Jessie was overly eager to meet with his Singaporean friend, who he hadn't seen in a while. From the MRT, I headed to a store with any sort of food while Jessie went on to meet his friend.

 Photo: Chinatown MRT Map

Jessie's friend is a Singaporean local so she toured us around this part of the city.

Our first stop, the Chinatown Food Street. It is usually open starting 5pm and it was only 3pm so only a few stores were open. We had Char Kwey Teow, each at SGD 3-5 and Water Chestnut juices for around SGD 2 each.

 Photo: Me, Jessie and Hattie at Chinatown Food Street

Then, we proceeded to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple which I wasn't able to go to 'coz we went there at 7pm-ish wherein the temple was already closed. The temple had a thousand or more buddhas.

 Photo: Buddhas everywhere

at its 3rd floor, they had a museum that talked about buddha. It talked about how buddha becamed the enlightened one and how another buddha is bound to come in the future. At the end of the exhibit, it has idols that embodies kindness. So all those buddhist idols are not Gods but the embodiment of kindness.

 Photo: The Next Buddha

Jessie was jumpy at that time so he took pictures of the desriptions to read later. Here they are:

After the temple visit, we had a quick photo op at Sri Mariamman Temple. Then, dropped by a tea shop to get cold drinks since it was really hot that day.
Photo: Sri Mariamman Temple

At around 5pm, we were Marina Bay bound.
 Photo: Now, Marina Bay Bound

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