This year theme for the Christmas light-up in Singapore is about elephants. I was at Orchard Road on a Saturday evening and it was crowded with people. As I was walking along the pavements, I could see statues of elephants on display outside the malls. The elephants theme was chosen in support for the protection of elephants around the world. I think the elephant statues were really beautiful – every one of them is unique and colorful. These colorful elephants will be on displayed and eventually be auctioned off in a private auction in Janauary 2012, with some of the proceeds going to The Asian Elephant Foundation and Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund.
Personally, I liked the blue elephant as it is very stylish and artistic. The green elephant is also very attractive as it has flowers, animals and green grass painted on its body. If you have the time, take some time to view all these elephants before they are gone. There are lots of people taking photos with these elephants especially on weekends; so you have to be patient to get good shots of these colorful elephants.
I went to try out a chicken rice food outlet in City Square Johor Bahru. The name of the shop was called The Chicken Rice Shop – which is a chain of hahal chicken rice food outlets in Malaysia and Singapore. This Chicken Rice Shop served chicken in many styles – steamed, braised, BBQ and roasted; and besides chicken, there are many other types of food that are also available in the menu – such as beef stew, vegetables, curry chicken, tofu and even wanton noodles. The shop was rather crowded that day as it was a public holiday but I was still able to get a table within minutes.
When I looked at the menu, I saw that it was more value for money if I ordered the set meal instead of choosing from the Ala Carte Menu. So I placed an order for a Noodle Meal ( RM14) and a Chicken Rice meal (RM15). Both of these meals came with a free drink, 2pcs Nyonya Pai Tee and a desert; but the Chicken Rice set came with an additional free soup of the day and Ipoh Bean Sprouts. I have made a change from normal chicken portion to a drumstick chicken which cost an additional RM1. In addition I had also ordered a bowl of Saito Fish balls and a bowl of Special Penang Chai Boay ( spicy mixed vegetables).