Garlands to Saris to Mangosteens
Trip Start Jan 28, 2013
43Trip End Mar 09, 2013
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After breakfast I joined a three-hour guided walking tour through Little India which was excellent! We walked up and down streets, stopping at a flower garland and betel nut shop, candy and spice shops, a Hindu temple, and the largest "wet market" in Singapore. We had a lesson in sari tying and in henna art and heard lots of stories about life in the area. Ate lunch in a northern Indian restaurant where food for some was just spooned on a banana leaf and eaten with their hands. Tourists like me got a spoon and fork and the curry came in a bowl.
This afternoon I took the subway down to Raffles Place and walked along the river, then crossed the river on the Cavenagh Bridge to the Asian Civilization Museum
Finished off the day with a trip to Mustafa, a huge department store of several stories which is open 24 hours per day. Wandered around for awhile, then walked back to the hotel.,