Archive for March 13th, 2011

Sentosa Boardwalk

Finally managed to find some time to go check out the new Sentosa Boardwalk. It really felt as if we were tourists in Singapore, with our hats, sunglasses, sunblock and camera. As you know, there is the vehicular bridge linking mainland Singapore to the island of Sentosa. There is also a footpath running the length of that bridge as well, and has been in existence since forever.

The Boardwalk isn’t on the bridge itself. You can see from the pictures below that the boardwalk is on ground level. It runs parallel to Sentosa’s vehicular bridge and offers an experiential walk amid lush landscapes. It is the only garden-themed boardwalk in South-East Asia, and features five tropical landscapes that are indigenous to Singapore.

I was amazed to find out that there are travelators almost the entire way. It seems like a luxury, but trust me, you don’t really want to be walking the entire distance (more than half a kilometre) under the hot Singapore sun. The travelators were great. We spent our energies looking at the scenery. Huge cruise vessels parked at HarbourFront, Vivocity and the Resorts World Sentosa. The mechanical cranes were also there, but sleeping. I don’t really think I would fancy watching mechanical cranes doing their dance performance at night, it looks weird and scary if you ask me.

Apart from taking you from the Vivocity side to the Resorts World Sentosa side, there are also 3 F&B outlets (2 restaurants, 1 ice-cream shop – Gelateria Venezia) and 1 retail shop, as far as I can recall. Apart from these, and stopping to admire the view, there isn’t that much to do there. It may actually be a better idea to go at night, then at least you can enjoy the crane show as well as the beautiful lights at night.

Sentosa Boardwalk is also having a carnival of sorts called Footsteps to Fun 13, 18-19 March 2011. Check out their Facebook and click on like to win prizes!

At the end of the Sentosa Boardwalk, it costs $1 for entry into Sentosa. Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios are what you will find first if you venture in. The place is pretty huge so make sure you have stamina to navigate the area before you enter. It’s still 5 – 10 minutes to get to the F&B area at Resorts World.

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Rustic Garlic Bread

Home made rustic garlic bread

Last weekend, I was horrified when I discovered a slight soreness in my throat. Usually, for me at least, a sore throat is a precursor to a full-blown flu / cough cold. Having really important meetings to attend the following week, I thought it was absolutely vital that I should banish away the sickness and stop the sore throat from growing into something bigger.

The Partner suggested having Garlic bread for lunch that day. At first, I said no, because garlic bread is “heaty” right? But then again, garlic is supposed to be really good at helping to fight off infection. Torn between wanting to actually eat tasty garlic bread which might potentially actually be beneficial, and fearing that it would accelerate the cold, I decided that we should only half toast the bread, so it would only be half as “heaty”….

Remember the lovely gift basket we got from Bakerzin? We froze the bread when we first got it, and used it for the garlic bread. It’s so simple and healthy actually. First slice the bread, then apply a liberal amount of butter onto each slice. This is for taste as well as for the garlic bits to stick on. Next, dice some garlic, as much as you can possibly tolerate. The more the merrier. Sprinkle them onto the buttered side of the bread (obviously) and chuck the whole tray into the oven. In about 5 – 10 minutes, you have a lovely and healthy snack! We sprinkled some herbs we had handy around, and it was a delicious lunch.

And yes, I managed to get through the entire week without a single sniffle, although my throat still feels somewhat sore even till today, though nothing like the full blown thing.

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