Monday, June 9, 2008

Advanced B'day Dinner Celebration

This year I've wanted to dine at a different venue instead of the usual makan (eating) place for my b'day this year. So I searched on the internet 1 week before my b'day for some information & found this interesting restaurant "Bottle Tree Village" located at Yishun & Sembawang, but I decided to book the branch at Sembawang instead. It's a typical higher class zhi char place, the menu is slightly different from those normal zhi char at kopitiam & the pricing is slightly steeper too. We held the celebration one day earlier because the day before my b'day was also YongQing's chinese calender b'day (and both of us are Gemini, hehe!)

The shop houses & private residential areas located before the Bottle Tree Village looked so much similar like Malaysia. The moment we reached the entrance of the village, we saw a gigantic bottle tree in front of the restaurant. We reached there slightly half an hour earlier than the reservation time & were scouting around the place. We went around the restaurant & saw the seaside (we could see the Straits of Johor at the opposite of the sea) but we couldn't cross over because the gate was not open at that time, such a pity! According to one of the service staff, we were told that the gate would be open after 7pm. We tried walking to the other side of the restaurant to reach the seaside but the road was muddy due to the impromptu rainfall earlier on. We tried a few chef recommended dishes & I must say the food there is not too bad, worth trying!

By the way, there's a Fish Spa located near the entrance & the charges was cheaper by half as compared to those located near the city. I was tempted to try with hubby but was worried that our children will be too impatient & create havoc there...haha! So I guess we'll leave it to next time if we have a chance to go back there again.

On the way to the Village, the road looked so remote
Pic taken in the car with daughter
The entrance of the restaurant
Hubby & children posing in front of the "bottle tree" originated from Queensland Australia
We can see Johor at the opposite end from here
P/S: Thank you mama for the Clinique skincare set & masks, my MIL for her dresses & the box of bird nest, my SIL for the framed up Hello Kitty jigsaw puzzle & my hubby for the sumptuous dinner & lastly my relatives & friends who emailed & sms-ed me for the wishes. I felt so blessed & happy!

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