Whilst Sangeet was catching up on some reading, I had a wander into the city centre. I was walking on Orchard Road, when I decided to pop into a work recruitment office to enquire about jobs in Singapore.
There are a few papers I need to email the agency one was a employment letter. Apparently in Singapore once you leave a company, they will give you an employment letter stating how good/bad you were at your work….bit like a school report. Also I popped back to the hostel to pick up the iPad….the one time I do not take it with me, I actually need it. It had my CV/Resume on it. Sangeet wanted to use the iPad so I emailed it to my mobile. After visiting the recruitment office I came back to the hostel.
Around 3pm we popped out to the gurdwara
Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
90/92 Wilkie Road,
T: +65 6337 6301
F +65 6337 5160
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Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
then for a late lunch at:
Suntec City Mall
Sky Garden #03-016 @ Tower two(location of shop within the mall)
T: +65 6238 6755
Loving Hut is the largest international chain of vegan restaurants. It was founded by Ching Hai, a spiritual leader and entrepreneur from Taiwan. As of December, 2011 there are over 200 Loving Hut stores worldwide. There are restaurants in Asia, Europe, South America, North America and Australia. Every restaurant offers its own specialities and is different, they claimed they want to provide inexpensive, vegan meals to the people.
The Loving Hut marketing slogan is Be Vegan, Make Peace.
It is a thirty minute walk to the restaurant from the hostel. Once we got there we found an Indian vegetarian restaurant next to it. We ordered our meals from Loving Hut and sat down…I felt so guilty for not ordering from the Indian restaurant, especially when the owners were giving me a awful stare…the one where you can just feel some bodies eyes burning through you!
On the way to the restaurant we saw so many beautiful buildings, also Singapore in continually building…..this country just seems to have every major company wanting to move here.
By the way the temperature is around 33 degrees C but feels like 40 and 60% humidity, you start sweating as soon as you walk outside, I love this heat!!
After a late lunch Sangeet caught the MRT to Boon Keng so she could get to the Central Gurdwara early. I walked back to the hostel to tie my turban – yes I know what you are thinking “why was it not already worn!!!”
I decided to save the SGD$1.40 it would have cost me taking the MRT and walked from the hostel to the Gurdwara. The walk was along Selegie road, which turned into Serangoon road, it took me through Little India….aaaargh! Okay I can do this and I did….I had a tunnel vision so just pushed my way through the crowds. It took me thirty minutes to get to the Gurdwara. I was so happy that I managed to conquer Little India and come out with no Dengue Fever! Whilst in Little India I popped into a phone shop to check the price on the iPhone 5, it was SGD$1300. I used the shop calculator to work out the exchange into GBP£ it showed GBP£360?!?! I was puzzled, surely not! I tried again 1300/1.9 = 360!?!? Even the calculator is dodgy!!
At the Gurdwara they had started the Akhand Paath (please see Akhand Paath for information on Akhand Paath)