Yesterday I psyched myself into tourist mode and trotted off to the National History Museum. They had carted in some paintings from the Musée d'Orsay Paris for a special exhibition. I also enjoyed the film, photography and fashion exhibitions. By the time I got to the History of Singapore wing (the main purpose of my visit) I was over museums, so afraid I can't tell ya much about that. Afterwards I went back to Raffles for some pictures and a wander. It's such a stunning landmark, soaked with opulence. You can feel the history of the place as you wander along the corridors, it's quite amazing. After that I wandered towards the Flyer, until the storm clouds closed in again and I headed back to Meagan's. Later in the afternoon we meandered through Chinatown and then took a left and then a right into Club Street. Enjoyed a beverage at '83' and then onto P.S. Cafe where I had the best calamari I've ever tasted. As my Dad would say, it was a "taste sensation" (on a holiday in Thailand over a decade ago, he'd say this at every meal, and it has stuck; we bring it out from time to time for teasing purposes). Meg sipped on the most elaborately garnished mojito ever, and I couldn't resist the blood orange margarita with a sugar and chocolate rim. Genius. Also genius was the heavenly bathroom, a black and cream tiled haven complete with fresh hydrangeas, classical music and a personal fan. Oh me, oh my. After dinner we headed back to Meg's place, stopping for a 40 minute reflexology massage on the way. With cocktails dancing in my bloodstream, the treatment's affect on my qi is doubtable, but it was a nice massage all the same.
Today I'm thinking of checking out the Botanical Gardens, book in tow. I have a date with Miss Meagan at 3.25pm for High Tea at Emporium on top of Swissotel. Excited! And afterwards we have tickets to Breaking Dawn. Movies are only $8 (AU$6.29!) here, so what better time to hop back on board the Twilight Saga train? Exactly.
It's 8.59am right now, I think I might head down for a little swim while the sun is shining.