Travelogue – Singapore

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We utilized this festive season (pre-holiday season) to visit Singapore. A place that is perhaps the cleanest, most disciplined, most organized, and most lawful and mindful. Singapore is a city, country, and a district, as you already know. The citizens show immense respect towards its status by being law-abiding citizens, in the true sense.

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We enjoyed our stay of 4 days by just limiting ourselves to only Singapore. While there are tourists/visitors who intend to visit Malaysia (very close to Singapore) too in their trips, we wanted to take once city at a time. In the end, we felt that not 4 days, but 1 week would be sufficient to experience Singapore in all its glory. We definitely want to go there in the holidays some time. We had the opportunity to watch some exotic animals in their natural habitats, and were very excited to even play with dolphins!

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The food is Singapore is multi-cultural. There is Indian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and probably a whole lot of other cuisines. We found that other than in the Indian cuisine, there are very few options for vegetarians like us. But whatever few options we were presented with in especially Chinese food, we enjoyed their delicious dishes, and their hospitality.

A city full of life, urban, chic, full of shopping malls, and full of kind, courteous people, Singapore is an amazing place to live in!

Dates and Coconut Truffles

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One of the easiest truffles to make; no sugar; extra healthy; and an extra special festive sweet!

 

  1. 200 g Dates
  2. 75 g freshly grated coconut
  3. 1 tspn of ghee

 

  • Deseed the dates, and mince them in a processor, coarsely.
  • Spread the grated coconut on a tray.
  • Make small truffles out of the minced dates, and roll them in the spread coconut. You will have sticky palms, so grease them with a drop or two of ghee before rolling, and few times in between.
  • Serve immediately, or store them in the fridge for upto 3 days, in a closed tin.