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It is not pouring outside (yet), but I am in the internet room in the hotel, waiting again.

I have to wait for 3 hours or so until the departure time of our bus back to Kuala Lumpur (KL).

Ed is out shopping while I can only rest in the hotel because I have fallen ill ! I have diarrhoea, stomachache, and feeling weak with no appetite. We could not pin-point what went wrong, possibly due to food poisoning or virus. Frankly, I do not get it because I have been eating street foods in Malaysia (supposedly a dirtier country than Singapore) without any problem. Well, I guess it is just bad luck.

In addition to that, I also suffered from some sorts of skin allergy. At first, we thought they were mosquito bites but now I have more than 30 to 40 very itchy small raised red dots across back of my neck and on my right arm. So, it is unlikely to be mosquito bites but possible allergy to either bedlinen or street food I ate. Well, bad luck again.

I think this is bad luck because I had traveled to many more remote places or countries but seldom experienced any troubles excerpt once in China and once in Tibet. Similar problems : skin allergy caused by bedlinen and diarrhoea caused by Tibetan butter tea. However, I would not expect to have the same problems in the clean Singapore.

I am glad this is our last day in Singapore and we are heading back to KL. I just want to get better soon before Chinese New Year.

As for my travel experiences in Singapore, apart from the above problems and the daily rains, we enjoyed Singapore. I will write more and upload some photos when I return home.

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对自小在马来西亚长大的我,街边小食是生活中很重要的一部分。虽未必卫生和健康,可是便宜美味自不在话下。在澳洲,由于政府严格的卫生条规,是不允许街边摆卖食物的。可想而知,我在澳洲那种没有街边小食的生活是多苦闷。最近,在墨尔本,开始有一些小档卖抄栗子。可是,就只不过如此,而且不算普遍。要吃马来西亚的街边小食要到餐馆吃,一碗只少要澳币七,八元。我虽爱吃,却觉得实在太贵, 和没有街边吃的风味。可是,坦白说,我在墨尔本住了那么久,已爱上了它的干净。如果,街边突然多了很多小食档,我可能也不会喜欢和习惯。

来到加拿大后,我开始注意到,原来多伦多也有街边小食 – 热狗 ! 虽也是只此一种,可也算流行和很有风味。大街小巷都可以看到热狗档,有些还是24小时经营的。卖的热狗多样化, 有鸡,猪,牛肉,素,还有意大利式的。价钱便宜,约加币一元至二元,意大利肠较贵,三元。更特别的是,每档都有各式各样的调味酱和配料,不另加价,随你加料,免费。酱料有:番茄酱,辣椒酱,芥菜酱,蜂蜜芥菜江,辣芥菜酱等。配料有:腌制过的capsicum, 玉蜀黍粒,洋葱等等。 多伦多人很爱。有些人一个热狗,一瓶汽水,才两,三元,就一餐了。赶时间的,买了,一边走,一边吃。 不然,随便找个地方坐下来吃。

我有个日本朋友的男朋友是卖热狗的。他们是拿了假期工作签证在加拿大一边工作,一边旅行。她的男朋友在日本是一名导游,曾带日本旅客游过四十多个城市。他现在想回日本做自己的生意 – 在街边卖热狗! 我去过东京,没见过街边热狗, 觉得这是个好主意!

有一天,我就试了试街边热狗。买了就已忍不住,一边走,一边吃。 很好吃耶 ! 可是,太贪心,加太多辣芥菜酱,辣得我呱呱叫!

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