Singapore Adventure

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The coolest fishtank in the world (jima)
by jima

Before dinner with my manager the other night (at the Nude Restaurant!) we stopped in a bar for a beer, and what a bar. It was very dark, with odd black-light-ish lighting, making it look very much like a disco, and very little like a nice place to have a beer (Tetley’s Bitters, for those of you keeping score – quite nice). But as we adjusted to the light, we sat down in a couch facing what has to be one of the coolest fishtanks in the world. It was probably 40 feet long, 10 feet high, and 3 feet think, BUT it was bent in a semicircle, so that things came in and out of view both directly and through their reflections. And, to top it all off, the things that were dis- and re-appearing were 3’ long sharks! There were also a couple of pilot fish riding in the wake of their shark. Very much a scene out of some futuristic movie.

The dinner that night was quite good. Very eclectic mixing of dishes; Venitha and I split a Korean fond du dish. We had the pleasure of having doug’s teenage daughters to give us their prespective on Singapore life now that they’ve been here a few month.

All-in-all a quite enjoyable evening. I only hope that we were not so tired that we turned into boring dinner guests. (supposedly the really boring ones get fed to the sharks!)