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Phil's Wine Site
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Things Bogans Like
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Skin by Falter
Monday, August 07, 2006Hey guys, Singapore calling!
Well, nothing too great to write home about. Walked along Orchard Rd where the big shopping district is, and it was very much what I imagine Bangkok to be. Very busy, lotsa cheap electronics and souveniers. There's this department store purely dedicated to Duty Free goods, 5 floors of non-stop salivating. They also sell these outfits known at Batiks, which if you get you can look exactly like a Singapore Airines flight attendant.
I also got a set of pearl earrings and a necklace for work. (We can't wear silver at all, and gold jewellry is not only expensive but it's hard to know if the piece you have on is accepted by one Purser whilst being too outrageous by another.) As it turns out by the time I arrived back at the hotel I got a call from my bank saying that they had charged me over 10 times the price. WTF!!! I was very angry, and by the time I got back to the jeweller I was very upset. I managed to get the void receipt off them, but only after they fished it out of the bin. How's that for good account management! Even when I was working at Metro if we accidently charged a table or room we couldn't cancel it, we had to credit it back, as well as show the patron what had happened. HSBC said that it would take 2 weeks for the amount to clear, so now I can't use it (the oversight tipped over my limit) so yeah I'm very pissed off.
My shopping experience otherwise was very good. I had intended to go to the Jurong Bird Park and the National Orchid garden, but I walked outside and it started to bucket down, so gave it a miss. Saw a lot of Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Chanel and Fendi, as well as a fair few Starbucks. Lotsa cute food halls with that smell of SE Asian food only SE Australiasians would recognise.
I started to get a headache midway through and a real hankering for red meat. Stopped at this REALLY swish place, and had the best beef tenderloin. It came with complementary soup and salad, and the salad is spun and dressed in front of your very eyes! They wheel a trolley out to your table! So cool.
Tomorrow I'm doing a killer flight. Singapore-Jakarta, then Jakarta-Singapore, then Singapore-Colombo. The only reason we get two days in SIN and CMB is because the flight is THAT bad. The passengers yesterday were really nice though so it gives me something to look forward to. Plus a grotty hotel in Sri Lanka. Nice. 1 comments