BUGIS STREET MARKET – SINGAPORE


A produce market on Bugis Street

I work nights so I go to sleep at 7am and when the ships alarm went off at noon it kinda threw going back to sleep out the window. After siting in my bed thinking about shipboard fires, I realized I wasn’t going back to sleep. To avoid having the day be a total loss I tossed on my shorts, grabbed the iPhone and decided to wonder somewhere in Singapore I haven’t been:

1:08pm - Off the ship and heading towards the bus station. These guys are going to be confused by my hair or blackness and stare as they pass

 

1:18pm - Checking out the sweet hogs while waiting on the 257 Bus to the MRT.

” The Mass Rapid Transit or MRT is a rapid transit system that forms the backbone of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state. Opened in 1987 establishing itself as the second-oldest metro system in Southeast Asia. The network has since grown rapidly as a result of Singapore’s aim of developing a comprehensive rail network as the main backbone of the public transport system in Singapore with an average daily ridership of 1.952 million in 2009, just over 63% of the bus network’s 3.085 million in the same period – Wikipedia

210pm : on the MRT from Pioneer Station to Bugis Station (15 stops)

 

2:45pm - Arrived at Bugis Station. This is Bugis Junction, a large mall above the MRT station.

 

Got a couple of these Crispy Korean Chicken Sticks for the walk.

 

Donuts....Just as good on the other side of the earth

Bugis Street Entrance

 

“In the mid-1980s, Bugis Street underwent major urban redevelopment into a retail complex of modern shopping malls, restaurants and nightspots mixed with regulated back-alley roadside vendors. Underground digging to construct the Bugis MRT station prior to that also caused the upheaval and termination of nightly transgender sex bazaar culture, marking the end of a colourful and unique era in Singapore’s history.” – Wikipedia

Fried Soft Shell Crab, the guy was trying to talk me into it but I just ain't ready.

 

The food stalls that different vendors set-up

 

Chicken Biryani, In Malaysia and Singapore, the dish is called Nasi Beriani or Nasi Beryani or Nasi Briani or Nasi Minyak.

LUNCH...and yes it was excellent

4:23pm - Stuffed on the MRT headed back to the shipyard

5:30pm Back at the shipyard

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