[ 新加坡 ] 港麗酒店和 Forlino 義式料理

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[  一個讓人有點 confused 的城市 ]

Singaprua, the “lion city” of the 14th century, is a rather confusing city. I was not sure whether I should speak English or Chinese because the city is filled with people of different ethnicities and spoke different … ( continue reading...)

在這個 14 世紀後的現代 “獅城“, 我連該說英文還是中文都有點疑惑,走在路上也是突然不知道到底來到了哪裡, 因為這邊的人有各種種族或背景的人, 說著各種語言。有看起來穿著很時髦的女人,有許多西裝稟挺的上班族,讓一般走在街上…


….逛的人覺得好像有點 out of place, 不過那也可能是因為我們 hotel 的所在地算是金融區吧.

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…..languages.

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飯店的大廳很氣派,進出的人除了都穿得很正式以外(讓人覺得穿平底鞋就好像很不妥),外面還停了很多法拉力級的名車,附近還有許多金融大樓。
The lobby of the hotel is quite grandioso. The people going in and out of the area also looked very well dressed. It makes one feels a bit out of place with something lesser. The hotel is located in a pretty nice area and lots of tall office and hotel buildings, as well as fancy cars.

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在櫃台旁的這間餐廳就是我們的早餐廳.
Entrance to our breakfast room in the hotel lobby.

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我的房間在18樓的一個角落,房間比想像中的大,而且還有不錯的 view.
My room on the 18th floor. The room was quite spacious and had a nice view.

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一天下來可以休息的好地方。旁邊還有巧克力和水果。
A comfy couch to rest at the end of the day. Complimentary fruits and chocolate.

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從我房間看出的景。
The view from my room during day time.

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傍晚的景色。
View from my room at night.

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飯店的 location 不錯,一出門就可以逛街,也有很多餐廳可以選擇。地鐵站也在附近 (寶門廊站).
The hotel is located in a pretty convenient area with the MRT station (Promenade Station) and a few shopping malls and lots of restaurants nearby.

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飯店隔壁的 Millenia Walk 是個看起來還滿高檔的購物廣場. 屋頂像是彩色金字塔.
The Milleniai Walk beside our hotel is a shopping mall with ceiling designed like colourful pyramids.

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在附近逛時還真容易迷路, 莫名其妙的就走到了快到港灣的地方, 前面那個看起來很奇怪的建築是濱海藝術中心.
The roads are a bit confusing and I must say the road signs are not so easy to understand. So I ended up at the area near the waterfront. The building with strange shape is the Esplande Theatres on the Bay.

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下午的時間有點 free, 所以就跑到市政府那區去看看, 這棟白色的教堂是聖安德列教堂,於 1862 年興建完工, 建造時是由當時的印度籍囚犯用石灰, 貝殼, 糖和蛋白混合建成的。
I had some free time in the afternoon so I went to see the City Hall area. This is the St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Built in the 1862 by the prisoners of war from India with  chalk, shells, sugar and egg white.

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路上經過的這棟像台灣的總統府的這個是消防局和消防博物館。
This building looks a bit like the Presidential Office of Taiwan. But this is a fire department / museum.

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這棟看起來也很特別的是新聞及藝術部大廈。
This colourful building also around that area is the MICA building. MICA stands for the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

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這邊曾經是警察局,1934年完工。和現在的藝術印象很難連起來吧?
This used to be a police office. The building itself was completed in 1934.

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據說這棟建築上的百葉窗總共有 911 扇。
It was mentioned somewhere that there’s a total of 911 windows here.

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路上經過的其他很典雅的建築。
Passed by other pretty ornate buildings around that area.

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晚上我們到了在 Fullerton Hotel 對面的一間景觀很不錯的義式料理餐廳 – Forlino.
For the first night in Singapore, we went to an Italian restaurant  called Forlino near the Fullerton Hotel.

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很謝謝朋友特別訂的靠窗位置,晚上這邊的夜景還真不錯。
Thanks to Dr. K for the special arrangement. We got a seat by the window with a nice view of the harbour.

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每盤的份量都不大,但看起來還滿精緻的。
The portion is not big. The presentation is quite nice.

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Forlino Italian Restaurant: http://www.forlino.com/ 

 

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晚上出門要照好漾的還是要帶大炮.
DSLR is a must for good evening photo shots.

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晚餐後我們決定從餐廳走回酒店,其實路程也不遠啦,而且還可一路過橋看夜景。這個背影就是那有名的魚尾獅。
We decided to walk back to the hotel after dinner. Actually it wasn’t really far; it was quite walkable, especially when the weather was pretty nice. We just had to cross a bridge and some malls basically. The white statue here is the famous Merlion.

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夜晚燈光閃閃的濱海藝術中心。
This is the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

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 看起來也不是很遠的濱海灣金沙酒店,這個下下篇再來 PO.
The famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel was not too far as well. More on this in a later post.

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過完橋往回看時,突然覺得這城市還真像個大的遊樂院,除了新穎的高樓大廈和摩登建築外,景點到景點也都不遠,而且不同的地方還有些很不同的特色 (下篇就可看到).
This is the view of the place where we dined after we crossed the bridge. At that time, I felt the city was like a huge amusement park. Lots of lights and modern buildings at night. Things all look pretty new and fresh. It’s easy to get from place to place (often walkable as well). & There are places in the city that have pretty unique characters to them (you’ll see in my next post).

This Trip Related Posts:
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