In my previous post I referenced that we were in Singapore while the US election results came in. We got to go to there for a very brief trip for a maths talk at the university. Here are some photos of our little journey, including some food that was quite good! (Ask any Malaysian or Singaporean whose food is better–the subsequent debate is sure to be lively!) We were lucky to stay with our uncle who lives and works in Singapore doing sociological research at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), and we did a little walking around by West Coast Plaza.
Our snack on the way back. That fried chicken is not exactly “All American,” whatever that means, but it was freakin delicious.
Asam curry fish head! Mmmm
Food court, luckily after the lunch rush
Fish ball noodles in Johor on the drive down
ISEAS, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies
Halal/non-halal tray return carts
Soybean milk + cincau (grass jelly). I’ve since learned this is called a Michael Jackson.
Asam lady finger (okra)
HDB flats in typical form. Singaporean public housing, which the government actually does really well.
Animal buggies: appealing to parents with otherwise reluctant kids at the mall!
Eager koi at ISEAS
I was amused by this system of grocery checkout, which was new to me.
First the checkout person scans and bags all your items, and prints out a ticket, which you take to:
This machine, where you pay for the items. The handling of money is only done by the machine.