Friday, October 3, 2008

The steamboat





Last Sunday we had lunch in the Beaulieu House, we were thinking of having our wedding there... But changed our minds. Not that the food is bad, but it's on the other side of the world in Singapore kilometres.


You must be wondering how good the steamboat was...


It was good. Here's a picture of what it is:






For the French it's close to a "fondue bourguignonne", but without oil and less meat but seafood instead. I think they call it "fondue chinoise" in France, how original! Then again "bateau à vapeur" sounds kind of weird.


The restaurant is in the North of Singapore, in a area called called "Sembawang". It's like Lille or Dunkerque except it's only 20 mins away from the centre, but the beach and the water are dirty just like the north of France if it were 30° all year round there... See how beautiful it is...





On the other side you see Malaysia... with the police making sure no Malysian is swimming illegally to Singapore.





Sunday afternoon fishing a catching crabs for a good meal, or a restaurant...




... or enjoying the view





That was our wonderful Sunday afternoon in Singapore. We went home after to watch the Grand Prix which I'm sure you all followed with great attention and had a good view of Singapore skyline... People here are very proud of it, and all the news papers all week were full of it, and of the financial crisis. No wars, no poverty, no violence though... as if there was nothing appart from money around the world; or is there?

2 comments:

Chew said...

hey have you both considered burkill hall in botanic gardens for your wedding? it's pretty! we could do a garden themed wedding! i'll help plan!! :)

Tinker said...

Yeah! Burkill Hall was actually on our list. But when we realised we had to plan everything ourselves right down to the catering, we chickened out.