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Saturday, October 31, 2015

14 Oct 2015 - Singapore Botanic Garden / Shashlik

Today is Tracy's birthday.  The first program was to have a good breakfast.  We went to a cafe called "Food for Thought" in Singapore Botanic Garden.  I ordered a Basic Works which includes scrambled eggs, bacon and butter brioche while Tracy ordered a Banana & Walnut Pancakes.  As for drinks, I had a Affogato espresso shot with vanilla ice-cream and Tracy had cup of Cappucinno.  The breakfast was "superlicious"!
After breakfast, we walked around Botanic Garden.  It has been many years since we last stepped into this newly crowned UNESCO World Heritage.
Love the following photo of our National flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim.
At one point, we heard sound coming from the grass and as we looked closer, it was a monitor lizard.  It was hunting for prey by digging into the soil and sniffing under those dried leaves.
In one of the following short video clip, you can actually see the monitor lizard gobbling up its prey.  The last clip shows a cricket on a tree trunk and it sounded louder and louder as I approached it.
We spent about 2-3 hours strolling around one part of the Botanic Garden.
Our next program was to play the Escape game, Jack the Ripper.  We were getting better and better each time we played such escape the room game.  Not matter how many times we played, it's still full of fun!

In the evening, we went to a Russion restaurant, Shashlik, for dinner.  This will probably be the last time we will be eating at this restaurant because it had recently announced that it will close down by end November this year.  We will definitely miss this place, especially the popular dessert, Baked Alaska, aka Alaska Bomb (below).
Before going home, we bought a small cake so that Jerlene and Javier can celebrate this special day with their mommy.

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