Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011 (Singapore)

A HAWKER CENTRE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY: For the second day in a row, we had lunch at one of the hawker centres. This time it was the historic Lau Pa Sat, which is about two blocks away. Anyway, we thought seriously about the bbq sting ray dish. Instead, we fled to the safe harbor of tandoori chicken wraps (which took about FOUR HOURS for the perfectionist behind the counter to make). While waiting for the masterpieces to be completed, I ambled over to a stall and bought a curry puff (shown here). I had seen them on sale during our walk yesterday on Joo Chiat Road. The flaky crust hides a soft curry/potato mixture. It was delicious. It cost a SingBuck. I will buy another one someday, somewhere.

EXTRA: For a quick look at the rise of Singapore, check out this article in the Economist.

CRANE UPDATE: Things are still busy over Easter weekend at the Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal here in Singapore. The "down" cranes outnumber the "up" cranes by quite a bit according to the latest Singapore Crane Index Limited Economic Indicator. The activity is a good indicator of something. Any idea what it indicates? Me neither. Here's the latest look-out-the-window tally:

Date: April 24
Time: 9 a.m. (Singapore time)
Cranes Up (bad): 10
Cranes Down (good): 15
CRANES MISSING (neutral): 2

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