Malay Heritage Centre

Today after the weekly’s Partners Lunch, a group of us headed to the Malay Heritage Centre located near Arab Street. The centre is a 2-story colonial style building and it was $4 for adult entry. It contained information and artifacts about the first Malays in Singapore. From the exhibits, I gathered that exploration and mapping of this area began in the late 1500s. It was rather amazing that the maps were very close to modern day maps. They had an interesting exhibit highlighting the first HDB apartments. Actually it wasn’t that interesting, just kind of funny because the furniture was very 60s and the TV was an antique.

Although we found out that the road we live on now used to be a pineapple farm. Here’s my poorly taken picture of the black and white photo:

After our visit to the heritage centre, we headed out to look for pashminas near Arab Street. There’s a small street leading up to the Sultan Mosque that has some very affordable stores. These pashminas aren’t like the really expensive 100% cashmere you’d find elsewhere but the fabric is still very nice and the patterns pretty. They’re labelled as 70-80% cashmere and 20-30% silk. The stores carry a range of colors and patterns. We ended up buying six of them so she gave them at a discount, instead of $10, each was $8.

The color I bought was, of course, my favorite blue:

Here’s a close-up of the pattern:

After our brief shopping, we tried to find a coffee shop and ended up at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Raffles Hospital. We relaxed there a bit before heading back home.

When I got home, Ron was taking a nap. When he woke up, it was already 7:30pm and we were lazy to go out for dinner so we ordered KFC Delivery. Lucky for us it was “Super Tuesday” so 8pcs of chicken with 6 chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, and cole slaw was only $19. And yes, it wasn’t just me and Ron, our flatmate Justine also shared with us. We’re not pigs!

It was delivered in a box:

Yum Yum!

Thank goodness I have Aqua-Gym tomorrow to work off the fried chicken 😛

Next delivery to try is: Sakae Sushi!

Tonight I am contemplating malaria prophylaxis for our trip to Angkor Wat this weekend…

or doxycycline?

Definitely not mefloquine or chlorquine.

Or not needed at all?

CDC information makes me so paranoid… and more

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