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Monday, May 02, 2005

Far East Square on a Sunday morning...

I have been Far East Square quite a few times, normally in the evening. Either to meet up with friends for dinner or as a rendevous point for a night out. To me, it was simply an upscaled Lau Pa Sat. An eating place by Shenton Way. Not this morning though.

I was there for Dim Sum breakfast. It was in the late morning. Very quiet. Few people were around, drinking coffee and reading the Sunday Times. The pace of life felt slow. There was some charm in that state and it was different. I did not come to Shenton Way and expected to experience tranquility.

I walked around for awhile. And for once, I actually admired the place. Certain area had that open feel and yet still air-conditioned. The place was clean(I like clean). And one particular part of the place, the market, just felt so rustic to me.

Overall, it felt like Singapore had come to a standstill. It was nice. Maybe I'll go there for breakfast again soon... on another sunny, quiet Sunday morning.

10 Comments:

At 6:48 PM, Blogger FF said...

I am now craving for Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun.

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger kachuaz said...

almost everywhere in perth is quite at all times..lol

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger One Little Twit said...

I know what you mean. I went to China Square on a Sunday morning and everything seemed so peaceful. People having slow breakfast. For once, nobody dressed up in coporate wear and rushing with documents and files in their hands and you look up and still have time to see the sun.

 
At 7:38 AM, Anonymous LiNdA said...

the dim sum is it at the top floor? forget the name le. but its very yummy. i like their mango pudding. *drools* another dim sum place you must try is red star. although its located at a rustic building, its very bustling inside, direct opposite of far east square lor. =)

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Guojun said...

I have only been the once.... Nice quiet place... =)

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger TriplePeriod said...

ff: Chee cheong fun is a MUST for any dim sum gorging session.

kachuaz: There and here, different feeling mah.

twit: Think you are a slacker, just like me. Only slackers can appreciate the slow Shenton Way area.

linda: Erm..FYI.. i went to Red Star..too packed so I went to Far East. Yah, the restaurant is at the top too. Overall, not very expensive. 80 plus for 5. Would be much cheaper without the Century Egg Porridge. That one, dun order too many.

Guojun: Me thinks if bring char bo there for breakfast, sure score.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger jettykey said...

Far East Square not the same as Far East Plaza? I didn't know of such a place...haha. Is the building new or recently renovated? Oh dear, I'm sounding like a foreigner already...

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger TriplePeriod said...

anna: Its actually the Telok Ayer market, renovated and revamped. So its chic and clean now.

 
At 12:21 AM, Anonymous LiNdA said...

red star you have to go earlier like 11am. after 12 is a killer. Q all the way outside the restaurant, down the stairs and into the carpark sometimes. its nice but not really that cheap lor. one thing is the dim sum is very authentic-caly hong kong i find.

on sundays between (i think) 3pm to 5pm, the fareast square top floor is buffet lei. not very expensive and very worth it i find because the dim sum is yummy! i suddenly remember the name. its called 'zhong guo lou' right?

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger TriplePeriod said...

linda: Dun dew on the topic too much, very hazardous to your weight and figure...

 

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