Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Zoom zoom zoom

Since my car is out of action, I have decided to rent a car from tomorrow evening until Sat afternoon. I had no idea renting cars in Singapore is so expensive! I'm putting down $200 to rent this car. And let's not forget the extra costs I will have to fork out like petrol. Also, somehow knowing there is a $1,500 excess is making me quite nervous too. But at least that will take care of all the transport troubles for when my friends come to town tomorrow.

Knowing my lousy luck, I'll probably get a call from the mechanic on Fri saying the car is ready. Bah.

Actually, on second thoughts, I would rather they called and said the car is ready this week, cos then at least I'd have a car this weekend.

In other news, I'm still yet to plan things to do with my friends when they come on Thurs. They're only on stopover for 24 hours, so is not much time to do all the things they have requested i.e. lots of eating, drinking and shopping. So far, all I've come up with is:
  • prata at either Boat Quay or Upper Thomson on Wed night. If we have prata at Boat Quay, then maybe we can go Jazz@ Southbridge first.
  • cover the usual shopping haunts - Far East Plaza, Heeren, Queensway Shopping Centre
  • Mortinis. But subject to there being free steak sandwiches at the bar. No free sandwiches, no happy hour.

Still can't figure out a place for lunch. Definitely not Crystal Jade, I've taken them there too many times already.

6 comments:

Little Miss Drinkalot said...

How about Cafe Les Amis at the Botanic Gardens? Might be a bit hot, might be raining, but you can show them some "nature" at the same time!

Cowboy Caleb said...

why not just take a cab?

JellyGirl said...

LMD: Cafe Les Amis sounds lovely, but I think it might be a bit over their budget. They're more backpacker style.

Cowboy: I did consider cabbing it, but we'll be travelling around to so many different places, it would be quite a hassle to keep trying to hail a cab. Also, I need the car to run various errands.

Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Cafe Les Amis is the outdoor cafe, not the expensive au Jardin one.

Although, paying $10 (or something) for a bowl of laksa is quite expensive!

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