From dancing queens to burger kings – David’s ChALLANge

It’s late in the holiday but it was time for another chALLANge to be signed off. Bugis Street (Boogie Street) in Singapore was the destination and I’m sure it’s changed substantially in the past few years. It used to be the place around these parts for sailors’ R&R – read all about the days gone by here.

Now, the most controversial thing in this whole area is a shop that has a sign saying “I (heart) sex”. It has been turned into a covered market selling all sorts, from tourist tat to tasty fruit juices, and has a chain burger store at each end. It was still an interesting experience but nothing like it would have been in the 1960s – thanks for the suggestion David!

However, Allan did spot a great name for a street just off Bugis Street.

Having resisted the delights of McDonalds and Burger King, we went to the hawker’s market across the street from our hotel to eat. Duck noodle soup, prawn wonton, chocolate pancakes with almost luminous dragon and orange fruit juices were all delicious and cheap. A little more expensive than Penang’s similar offering but still less than a tenner spent. We’ll miss these hawker food markets – a lot.