Local fare as described by NYT

One of my new year’s resolutions was to: ‘don’t whinge about Singapore so much, and instead get to know Singapore better (because I have no money to spend so much time out of Singapore)’.

It’s the third of January, and despite the weather being sucky as usual, I’m off to a pretty good start:

From tomorrow.sg comes this link from the venerable NYT, where the first travel article for the new year is on… tada… Singapore! And from this article comes something I never knew:

Locals top off their meals with a dessert of aloe vera chunks floating in crushed ice and barely sweetened water ($6).

Where to buy har? Got meh? Which locals? If NYT say have, sure have one!

Auntie, one dessert of aloe vera chunks floating in crushed ice and barely sweetened water, please… the six dollar one?

Har? Simi Aloe Vera lah! Here is sell ice-kachang, ice-chingtng and ice-jerry only! You want the Aloe Vera one is the canned drink. $1.50. Add ice put in a bowl is extra $4.50, you still want?

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Locals top off their meals by pouring paint all over buckets of ground ice: Photo from shermanhu.com

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Limehouse Blues from the album “85 And Still Swinging” by Stephane Grappelli of which I have the original CD.

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