Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekend on Wheels!

Marina Bay Park opposite business district
Lucy - in the position!
Tekka Market with the fish guys 
Last weekend we rented a car, and since it was a holiday weekend, we had it from Thursday evening through Monday evening.  It was all about Lucy, of course.  We attended our second Dog Hash, and it was so much easier with our own wheels, not having to wait for a driver, etc.  At the same time, we really took advantage of our mobility - drove to Tekka Market and loaded up with Easter dinner goodies (roasted a red snapper in banana leaves), visited Marina Bay Park (I think that's what it's called), Sentosa (beach), Botanic Gardens, and discovered a great dog-friendly cafe Sunday morning, a bit beyond walking distance.  

The car we rented was, well, odd.  I had asked for a fast-back, and this is what we got:  a Daihatsu Materia, tricked out to look like a pimp milk truck, in a pale gray/lavender with running lights on the doors - can't believe this company would actually rent out a car looking like this!  I guess we looked the type!  But it had alot of room in the back for The Princess, and substantial headroom in the front for Chris. Chris drove most of the time, but I drove enough to consider it mastering a huge challenge.  We discovered that driving with right-hand drive wasn't as much of a thing as driving in Singapore traffic.   I've driven in big cities before, where one must adopt a defensive stance, but this was a whole other ball game.  We're thinking that renting a car the first weekend of every month may be the ticket - much less than renting a car for the entire month, and we don't really need it, anyway..... and we'll have a car for the monthly Dog Hash!   
Tekka Market in the veggie section

At Loysel's Toy Cafe

Wall art at Loysel's
Botanic Gardens

1 comment:

brooke said...

Cool! Whats a dog hash?
Did you have to get a special license to rent/drive a car?
I like the idea of that!
We finally picked a moving date and will be getting to Singapore on June 25th. Darwin will be in quarantine for 10 days and then we'll have to check everything out! Maybe renting a car is a good way to do that!
Did you use a pet mover in Singapore? (forgive me if I've asked before, my mind's been super scattered lately.)