Thursday, December 07, 2006

Travelog # 20 - Singapore

Orchard Road
I have been to Singapore many a times, but stayed in a Orchard Road Hotel for the first time. For the uninitiated, Orchard Road is a must see and be seen place in Singapore. Its a shopping mecca and a yuppie hangout place.

Being the holiday season a stretch of the road was all decked and was glittering in the night. It was fun to leisurely stroll across and do window shopping.

Seasons Greetings
Seasons greetings.

Singapore Orchard Road.. All decked up for Chirstmas
Glittering in the night

Kodak Spot
True to its reputation, I found Orchard Road busy all the all the time with locals and tourists alike.

Glowing tree!! - Popular Kodak Spot..
Popular Kodak spot

Burger King & Star Bucks in Orchard Road
Found my favorite Burger King and Star Bucks just a stone throw away from my Hotel. Burger King was the first one to come out with 'Veggie Burgers' in early 90s in Columbus, Ohio and I love the Star Bucks Cafe latte. Miss both these joints in Chennai.

More Pictures in flickr

A Short Video clip of the busy Orchard Road

(As usual, I ended up in Mustafa for shopping and utterly disliked the shopping experience. I aisles were narrow, over flowing with stuff and people. It was impossible to stop and look at display without being jostled around. That said, I am sure I will go there again. I kept asking, if I don't like it, then why go? The only answer I could come up with is the feeling I get of 'getting a good deal' at Mustafa. Here, I am equating 'good deal' to the price I pay for the goodies I buy..)


  1. ram, mustafa sucks, its an airconditioned ranganathan street. and NTUC offers equally good deals for groceries and shops along serangoon rood for ohter things, i still don know why indians persist with mustafa.
    some travel 1 hr to shop at mustafa, i do understand why

  2. ada-paavi!!!
    Don't know.. but Muftasa does have an allure to it.. Interestingly, it is not just the Indians.. I saw even some the other tourists and Singaporeans shop there..