The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

July 2, 2017 by David Herd

Famous Restaurant district

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore is one of the cities best districts for food. Very popular after work meeting place for office workers, in fact this quaint little waterfront area is dwarfed by high rise office buildings.

Original buildings preserved

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

Boat Quay is the name of the road along the quay, which has been converted into a pedestrian mall. As early as 1822, Sir Stamford Raffles had already designated the area south of the river to be developed as a Chinese settlement. Boat Quay was completed in 1842 and the Chinese, mostly traders and laborers, settled there in large numbers. Conditions were squalid but Boat Quay flourished, rapidly exceeding in volume the trade on the north bank where the Europeans had their offices, houses and government buildings. WIKIPEDIA.

Established in the 19th century

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 Boat Quay is one of the early roads established in the 19th century when the Singapore River was the main port area of the colonial city. 

Expats meeting after golf.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

A very popular meeting place for expats, here is a group of friends dining at an Italian restaurant at Boat Quay.

Chili crab is my favorite

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

These monster mud crabs are imported from Sri Lanka are are delicious.  Rather expensive of course like most things in Singapore, however you can haggle over the price at Boat Quay.

Alive & kicking

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

You certainly can’t get any fresher than this. 🙂

Victorian London Pub

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 

Victorian London Pub is one of the very popular pubs in Boat Quay where you can meet friends for pre dinner drinks.

A very colorful character

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 

This guys certainly brightens up the place. 🙂

Great view across the river

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

As the sun sets the city lights up.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore location

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 

Certainly should go on your bucket list if you are visiting this great city.

Fullarton Hotel

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

One of Singapore’s many five star hotels opposite B oat Quay.

Farewell from Boat Quay.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

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Australian Expats love Singapore

June 5, 2015 by David Herd

Wine Angel

Singapore safe exciting city

Australian Expats love Singapore, and there was rain, wine & food in abundance when I was visiting friends in 2007. Anne Lacy worked at Parkview Square where the wine Angel would fetch our preferred tipple raising herself high on the end of a hook.

Up she goes

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Quite an interesting method of collecting your wine choice.

Too much red wine is never enough

Australian Expats love Singapore

That’s Duncan Paul on the left, Anne Lacy, David Herd, Kate Paul and Steve Bates.

Sadly after a long battle with cancer we lost Anne in March 2017, RIP.


 

Parkview Square

Australian Expats love Singapore

    A rather imposing Singapore building.

Boat Quay Singapore

Australian Expats love Singapore

    This is the place to go in Singapore for world famous chilli crab, make sure you haggle on the price.

Boat Quay Singapore

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Here is we eat the wonderful Chili crabs imported from Sri Lanka. 

Say no more

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Imported from Sri Lanka, they are often much bigger than we can get in Australia.    Chilli crab in Singapore is the world’s best, one my way to Istanbul on February 24th 2015 I have arranged a 9 hour stop over in Singapore so I can visit The East Coast Seafood Centre for another wonderful dining experience.  

 Yellow Lamborghini

Australian Expats love Singapore

  There are lots of wealthy people in Singapore.  

See what I mean?

Australian Expats love Singapore

  This is one guys private selection.  

 Sentosa in the rain

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Tropical storms are almost a daily occurrence this time of the year in Singapore.

 When it rains it comes down in buckets

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Huge drops of rain.

Sentosa casino

Australian Expats love Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort off the southern coast of Singapore. Attractions include one of Singapore’s two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, and a Marine Life Park, which includes the world’s largest oceanarium. The S$6.59 billion (US$4.93 billion) resort is the third most expensive building ever constructed. The resort will cover about 121 acres of land. 

Marina Bay construction.

Australian Expats love Singapore

  The ever changing Singapore skyline.

Morton’s Atrium Bar

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Anne, Kate, Duncan and Steve Bates. In Singapore, the Morton’s Atrium Bar has  long been one of the most popular bars in the city, thanks largely to the exceptional offerings of the “Mortinis Hours” of 5pm-7pm on week nights when the iconic Morton’s Martinis are attractively priced and served with complimentary filet mignon steak sandwiches.

Australian Expats love Singapore

Australian Expats love Singapore

  These happy people are some of Anne’s workmates. Anne is a director in a large insurance company while Steve plays golf and goes to lunch. 🙂  


Singapore rain wine food

Australian Expats love Singapore

  I did call this post Singapore rain wine food, well here is some more food. 🙂  

Let’s move on to Changi Golf Course

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Here is an Aussie Duncan Paul teeing off at Changi Golf course near Singapore airport.  

Old friend Steve Bates at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

Changi is a reminder of Singapore’s historical connection with WWII, as the course winds through an area filled with mementos of the British presence like the soldier’s barracks, officer’s quarters, gun-emplacements and air-raid bunkers.
 

The view from Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Steve Bates waits for lunch at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Steve enjoying a cold Tiger beer.

Happy waitress at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Now that’s what I call a big smile.

Steve Bates & Duncan Paul at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Both Aussie guys living in Singapore supported by their hard working wives. :)
 
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World’s best Chilli crab Singapore

September 26, 2014 by David Herd

World’s best Chilli crab

Chilli crab Singapore

Chilli crab Singapore

Chilli crab Singapore without a doubt it’s the best in the world, it’s my favourite pastime in this great city. Imported from Sri Lanka they are the biggest I have ever seen, up to 3.3 kilos.

Have a closer look

Chilli crab Singapore

These monsters are certainly not cheap, from memory this one set me back about $120.

A 3.3 kilo monster

Chilli crab Singapore

The East Coast Seafood Centre

Steve picks our lunch

Chilli crab Singapore

The East Coast Seafood Centre  in East Coast Park, Singapore, best known for co-locating several major local seafood restaurants, including Jumbo Seafood and Long Beach Seafood Restaurant. It’s only about 10 minutes to the airport. The address is 1206 E Coast Parkway #01-07/08, Singapore 449883.

Chilli crab Singapore

Chilli crab Singapore

 As you can imagine it takes well over an hour to work your way through this wonderful meal.

Boat Quay Singapore

Chilli crab Singapore

This is the main location in the city for chili crab, there are around 30 waterfront restaurants vying for your attention. Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore which is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on its southern bank.

Chilli crab Singapore

Chilli crab Singapore

Boat Quay is one of my favourite districts in Singapore.

Boat Quay Singapore

Chilli crab Singapore

There are so many pubs & restaurants to choose from  here at Boat Quay, Friday & Saturday nights it’s a madhouse.

 Boat Quay

Chilli crab Singapore

Such a peaceful riverside setting.

 Boat Quay is very popular with the locals

Chilli crab Singapore

  A bunch of expats enjoying a few cold beers.

Local characters as well

Chilli crab Singapore

Bright lights and loud music make sure you won’t miss this guy.  

Victorian London Pub at Boat Quay

Chilli crab Singapore

A very popular watering hole in Singapore.

Can’t get fresher than this

Chilli crab Singapore

Make sure you haggle over the price, you can usually get a 10% discount.

 Local map

Chilli crab Singapore

 

David Herd at Boat Quay Singapore in 2014

Chilli crab Singapore

As I said earlier Chilli crab Singapore is the world’s best, one my way to Istanbul on February 24th 2015 I have arranged a 9 hour stop over in Singapore so I can visit The East Coast Seafood Centre for another wonderful dining experience.
  Flashback to 1998 with the mudcrabs I caught from my jetty.

Chilli crab Singapore

The biggest I ever caught was around 2 kilo, most however were 1.5, there is nothing like freshly caught mudcrab.

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