For the second time in 2010, I was back in Singapore, as there was a wedding to attend.
As usual, the trip home involved lots of eating but I found myself less interested in seeking out the local food this time. The in-flight magazine on board my Singapore Airlines flight recommended Iggy's so that's where we went for B's early birthday treat. We did the lunch and while the food was decent, I thought it felt a bit rushed. Perhaps we should have gone for dinner: the evening menu looked a lot more impressive.
Every time I was home, Mum would try to drag me to visit the temple where she volunteers. She thinks she can persuade me to go just by mentioning that it's "great for taking pictures". I had declined too often in the past but decided to be the dutiful son this time.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple looked elegant enough from the outside. But if colours could be heard, you only had to put one foot in the main chamber before the screams of those reds and golds got you on your knees begging for mercy. Never mind that the only actual sounds were the steady chants of the monks in the prayer room.
Changi Airport nature trail
While waiting for my flight in the airport, I was pleasantly surprised to find a butterfly enclosure in the terminal. If you are in between flights, this is a great place to kill time.
Apparently, there's also a koi pond and a cactus garden in the other terminals, but I didn't get a chance to visit these as I was too busy chasing butterflies.