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Went to St. Andrew’s Cathedral for a afternoon stroll. It has been a long time since I visited this Cathedral; which is conveniently located next to City Hall MRT station. This Anglican Cathedral has a rich history of more than 150 years and is the largest Cathedral in Singapore.

I saw constant stream of tourists coming in to visit this beautiful Cathedral. As I step inside the St. Andrew’s Cathedral building, everything looks almost the same when I last visited it years ago. The stained glass windows at The East Windows were enchanting. There are also artifacts that are historical and interesting.

Do drop in the visit this National Monument of Singapore – it is definitely worth your time. Below are more photos of St. Andrew’s Cathedral –

Entrance Door to St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Beautiful Garden and Lawn.
You can’t see this type of old style seats anymore in many Churches in Singapore.


Went with my friend to Albert Centre Market and Food Centre at 270 Queen Street. She wanted to buy some dried prawns, Japanese small white fish and mushrooms. There are many shops selling dried food stuff and the stores are located above the hawker centre. I do come here occasionally to Albert Centre Market and Food Centre mainly for lunch; as there are quite a number of famous hawker food at this place.

One of the many shops selling dried food at Albert Centre Market and Food Centre.

To reach the shops that are selling these dried food produce, just take the lift on the ground floor or walk up the stairs. Once you are there, you can see numerous shops selling dried food and daily necessities. So the question is – Which shop shall I choose, since there are so many shops selling the same stuff? I told my friend to walk and browse through all the shops before deciding – look at the products and the prices. Most shops have put up price labels sticking out from the products and many stall owners are quite friendly and responsive when I asked questions about the food items.

You can get all types of dried food here.

I asked a lady shop owner about the price of Japanese small white fish that were displayed at her shop – How come the prices of this Japanese white fish differs? She told me that the prices of small white fish differs because of country of origin and size. The small white fish that originated from Japan would be more expensive that those originated from China. Also, the smaller the white fish, the more expensive the item. But why is smaller white fish more expensive than bigger one I asked again. She answered my question with a question – big Ikan Bilis or anchovies are selling for $14/kg ( she pointed her finger at it ) and small white fish from Japan is selling for $28/kg. She mentioned that small white fish are cleaner, tastier and easier to eat ( no bones).

So many variety of dried prawnssold at Albert Centre Market and Food Centre.

Albert Centre Market and Food Centre is an ideal place for buying all kinds of dried food. You can literally get all kinds of food stuff here – dried prawns, sea cucumbers, dried fish, dried mushrooms, bird nests, beans, dried fruits and nuts, spices, fish crackers, etc. The prices of dried food here are cheaper than similar items sold in major supermarkets.  There are more variety too; for example I saw so many different types of dried prawns. The auntie told me that for dried prawns, the bigger the prawns, the more expensive it would be – the reverse pricing policy of small white fish.

Japanese Dried Small Fish.

After buying all the dried food stuff, my friend and I proceeded to the hawker centre to take our breakfast. Breakfast here was good and cheap but the environment was rather warm. Anyway, it was just a quick breakfast before we proceed to our next destination.

Lup Cheong or Chinese sausage
Ikan Bilis
Dried Oysters. One of my favorite food.
Different types of dried mushrooms.
So many sea cucumbers. The yellow item is fish maw.
So much sea cucumber – take your pick. The price of sea cucumber goes up every year – price of this item shoot up especially during Chinese New Year.