Two weeks left to exams, but the idea of a “Singapore Day” in London sounds intriguing enough to entice us Singaporeans to go. Natives from all parts of UK, even Europe, all came down to London during the weekend of 29March2014 to attend the event. Food, Concerts, Speech from the PM, activities were on the itinerary. Well, for most of us, we were eyeing the food section (Of course!). 19 stalls from Singapore would be ‘imported’ to let us enjoy and savour the sorely missed Singaporean flavours – Hokkien Prawn mee, Katong Laksa, Casuarina Prata, Bar Chor Mee, Carrot Cake… !!!
And so my group made a trip down to London for 3 days:
(Excited girl on the bus, while the others are half-asleep on the 4hour bus ride to London)
Somehow, the Singapore Sun came with Singapore day, shining brightly and (relatively) scorchingly on us. I stupidly didn’t believe the weather forecast and wore turtleneck and boots …whereas others were wearing spaghetti tops and shorts. Met a number of familiar faces, more than I expected to due to my clammed up life before coming to Exeter. Queuing was horrendous…M and I only managed to queue for 3/19 stores, before giving up and deciding to binge after the event 😀 TEEHEE. It was amusing how the Ministers and PM were going around interacting with us and initiating #selfies. Total Hipsters:) Also, Phua Chu Kang, and Leticia, and Jacques Ooi came to perform too. It was somewhat nostalgic 🙂
However, the unsatisfied group of us rushed off as soon as the event was ending to satisfy our growling stomachs at Four Seasons, a chinese cuisine restaurant. In fact, we had chinese cuisine every single meal throughout our stay in London. Best choice ever. Duck, Noodles, Rice woots. we were all happy people by the time the trip ended. Our wallets are happily empty too 😀
Other than eating Chinese cuisine and SG day, we did also go around touring London as much as we could: