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Monday, 12 March 2007

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Cafe del Mar Singapore

I'm a big fan of chillout music.

Ever since I got to know about this genre of music a few years ago, I've virtually stopped listening to pop music altogether. My musical collection was revamped from manufactured crap by the likes of Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls, to chillout/lounge music by artists no one has even heard of under the Cafe del Mar label.

Everytime I sit down in front of the computer to blog I must put on some chillout, otherwise I wouldn't have any inspiration to blog at all. This kind of music is perfect for stuff that requires a lot of my concentration, like blogging. They're not as sleepy as Enya and not as noisy as the Black Eyed Peas. Just some nice slow tempo beats that's not too overbearing.

Cafe del Mar is actually a bar popular for tourists to congregate to watch the sunset.

The original Cafe del Mar is located on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Recently, they also opened up a branch in the Singaporean island of Sentosa.

I hadn't been to Sentosa since I was a kid. That time Sentosa was still largely children's playground with the Underwater World being its main attraction. Now, the place is slowly turning into a rich people's playground featuring a huge country club and the soon-to-be opened casino.

The setting of Cafe del Mar is great. There's heaps of sundeck chairs lining up along the beach for people to relax.

And because it is located on the beach, naturally the view here is fantastic.

(in Borat accent) "Nice!"

If you feel like dipping into chlorinated water, there's even a pool located in the vicinity.

Personally, I wouldn't wanna swim in that pool though. In Kuching, when we wanna go swimming, we wear our goggles and maybe put on a swimming cap.

In Singapore, when they wanna go swimming, they wear sunglasses and earrings.

Like that how to swim? No wonder Singapore never produced any gold-medal winning swimmers.

But I better not stare at those girls too much, or else the tight T-shirt-wearing security guard over there with bigger breasts than me might come and kick my ass all the way back to Malaysia.

Don't get me wrong, I like Singapore and I love Cafe del Mar. It really is a great place to chillout with friends and I can't wait to go back there.

There are few things in life more enjoyable than lying on the beachfront, listening to good music, sipping vodka orange while watching the sun sets.

Legs courtesy of Mia.

Unfortunately, Singapore doesn't quite have the best beach sunsets in world.

In Phuket for example, watching sunset by the beach looks something like this.

But Singapore, being a port city, offers sunsets that look something like this.

Bloody cargo ships, spoil the view only.

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I WANT TO GO TOO~~

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Can't wait for the casino.

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we do have a asian games gold medalist though..haha.but yeah singapore sunset isnt the nicest

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nice beach (forget the cargo), nice sunset and "NICE" pretty girls

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im sure u can put a sunset pic(singapore) nicer than tt.without those cargo ships and tanks..
we singapore have better beach with much more nicer sunset view than tt u posted..

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Phuket is heaven ... Sillypore is earth

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OMG 9TH TO COMMENT ! THIS ROCKS

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nice place. its new eh? never saw that the last time i was there..

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Why go to the beach area or swimming pool, so hot, burn your skin only and get skin cancer. If people nude there, then I go-loh.

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fair observation and everyone's entitled to their own individualistic perspectives.

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the 2nd last pic-sunset in phuket,breathtaking!

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thought you might like this!check this out!;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmjPbYU1og

haha..:P

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wth. please get the facts right before u blog. nabeh chee bye. hmm. maybe you can check the no.of medals singapore have won in swimming as compared to..say..malaysia?

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chillout music is the shit!!! nothing beats down tempo chillout music! sets the mood for everything

you should try to find the "Destination Lounge" series of albums. They're pretty good.

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Dont forget to eat Singapore chicken rice.

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waraooooo.. saw the legs and thought "wow".

then saw the link, it's the kueh lapis girl. almost like kena poked with syringe to draw blood out from a viagra-ed up kukujiao.

*waves fist*

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hah..what to do...not exactly pulau tioman o what

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Those huge earrings are dangerous. You sure that pool is for swimming? or for posing? What if you bump each other in the water and accidentally hook onto those earrings. Ugh. Not a pretty sight.

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YEAH I:M ON TOP 20!!!!

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NIC PIC! NICE LEG ALSO. LUCKY KENNY.

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nice picture

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so many cargo ships..that means the sea water must be contaminated... i'd rather dip in the pool...

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i like cargo ships. ..

they carry tons of stuff that wash ashore when they break down. . .

then it becomes a free for all ! ! !

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the phuket picture you took looks simply amazing...compare with the singapore one..lolz

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ok ok.......Kenny nice pics .......nice~~~~ legs......and of course nice view *of phuket that is* oh and the sun set in Singapore is definately no where close to phuket...and some of the beaches here in m'sia, example Redang has very nice sun set without the cargo ships...

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Kenny, you are right. Sentosa is a richman's playground. In fact, the whole of Singapore is a richman's playground. Singapore has 2 Asian games gold medallists. 1 in 1982 and 1 in 2006 last year won by an imported China lady swimmer. I dont feel proud at all although I am Singaporean as this place is no longer what it used to be.

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That Phuket sunset is dazzling!!

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yeppp cafe del mar in sg rocks!! :D :D come back soon! haha

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pity u didnt get those legs wrapped around you.
;P

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Ah.. the beach.. I love the beach.. I so wanna go there..

Take me there now!!

*blink*

Ala.. still here. :(

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Who says Singapore doesn't have gold medalists in the swimming category?!!

In a matter of fact, we are the BEST! In the ASEAN region at least =p

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You should check out the music of thievery corporation, st.germain, and tortured soul. the del mar stuff can get momotonous. but the club in sg looks hot bra!

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ooooh i wna go

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i want a vacation!!!

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the security guard is HOT!

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Send the security guard my number!

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Cafe Del Moar will be famous now that someone posted their photo in STOMP stating that it was at Cafe Del Moar. Check it out!

http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/showthread.php?t=13605&page=2

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Well at least you don't get this kind of weather while playing on the beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx_ZSMPE1iM

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Hahahaa..it's soooo hilarious la dis blog..
you know kenny you're just waiting to get flamed again as in previous post!

Are you retarded or simply naive?
Singapore does have gold medalists in swimming category!! Just because they wear accessories in the pools doesn't mean they can't swim long distance nor do backstrokes.

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omg i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cafe del mar!

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WTH ! BORAT?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Didnt know Kenny Sia would know about Borat, not bad.

Thought u were a lala chai HAHAHAA jk jk .. :P

AH LIKE! (in borat accent)

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Kenny's Coconut on fire again ..LOL. Next time do some research la before postin. LoL. But I think you did that on purpose. Nice pics btw, damn...haven't been to Sentosa for at least 10 yrs

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Woah, better don't mess with the lifeguard, he looks tough and mean (nice biceps)!

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Nice..

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hey kenny. what about introducing some nice chillout music?(: thanks!

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Actually apart from the cargo ships, you're dead wrong Kenny.

With all the pollution from the oil refineries in the southern islands, we get do get much more dramatic/fiery sunsets than Phuket.

It all depends on the weather conditions, clouds, how you take the photos etc. etc.

:)

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Geesh! Some people are so defensive, don't get the joke and taking statement out of context. Listen to some chillout music like Kenny suggest. Hahaha...

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Hi kenny...*wink wink* *muaks muaks* *pulls down bra strap*

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I know what you mean about watching the sun go down in Phuket. It's lovely way up in Thailand. I go up there so many times a year just to get away. and the water's absolutely beautiful too. I miss that place. if you really want comfort, you can try Ko tao. The beaches there are quite peaceful (saving for the full moon party period which I avoid at all costs) and the island's the least commercialised amoung the trilogy (ko tao, ko Samui, Ko phagnan.)

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kenny i wish you would make your pictures desktop wallpaper sized =(

i love your pictures. they're my desktop wallpaper most of the time =D

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if ur into chillout, try

gotan project - la revencha del tango

it's tango artistically blended with a remix of electronica!

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Hey Kenny 1st time today i'm viewing ur blogs... u r a pretty good writer not to mention an ever rising famous one..... hehehe... Look at the commnets and feedbacks u get from just one topic u put up!!!!! Hey i'm from Kuching too......

Anyways u take care and Keep Blogging!

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allalala

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kenny sia the dumbfuck. kenny sia must change to kennysai(kanasai). another back to back lameass blogger! poke you!

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Hi kenny, just curious but out of ur entry topic..is this song very popular in msia?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M8fnjPLx6k

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that girl iin the bikini looks hot

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who says singapore does not have gold medalist ?
Actually sentosa is a place for leisure. Not for competitive swimming though. probably you can visit swimming complex , you can see more people wearing goggles.

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ooooh...that drove the nail in...

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hmm, i think there is beauty in the cargo ship sunset if u see thru it...

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If you think Phuket is nice you should see the sun setting or the full moon's reflection on Lac Léman.

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Swimming in pool also need to wear sunglasss and earring.. It is the water that shiny > Wish in future can go to phuket or singapore ...

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Kenny, your posts are beginning to suck. They no longer give me a good, hearty laugh.

Your blog is starting to lose its shine. YOU BETTER PRODUCE BETTER POSTS OR EVERYONE'S GONNA RUN AWAY FROM HERE!

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Singapore did produce gold medalist swimmers n they will continue to soar.

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Hey Kenny, you've got a nice blog going and I realise you were just trying to make a humorous point about that lady in the pool with the sunglasses and earings. But it's a little surprising that you're not aware of Singapore's strength in swimming. Water sports, especially swimming, are actually a Singaporean forte.

Ang Peng Siong, for example, was once the WORLD'S faster man over 50m (1982) (and let's not even talk about his 20 SEA Gold medals). Singaporean swimmer David Lim is a 19-time SEA Games Gold medallist. Joscelin Yeo also won numerous SEA Games swimming Golds including 9 Golds in 1998. Singaporean swimmer Junie Sng won 10 Golds from just one SEA meet (1983) and two Golds at the Asian Games when she was just 14 years old (becoming the youngest person ever to do so).

:)

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Brunei has beautiful beach and sunset too, check out http://devinkho.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_archive.html

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Yes Brunei, another beautiful place.

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Damn it.
Should've went to Sentosa when I was there last month.

Then I would eventually have a drink at the bar. arghh.

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Well, there is always next time. :D

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Ayoh, some of you Singaporeans get all worked up over some remark made in jest by a Malaysian and yet be proud of a dimwit like XiaXue.go figure. O bite me...I'm not from either country but just an unbiased obeserver.

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well, it's supposed to be lazing in the pool. of course the ladies gotta look good rite? ;)

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hi, i think u'd love this as much as i do.

Listen to:
Sentimientos
Andres Linetzky, Enesto Romeo
Latin Lounge (Putumayo)

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Kudos to those whom pointed out that Singapore has indeed produced Gold medalists in the Swimming category.

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Some people might prefer to just be in the pool without swimming for relaxation. :D

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Most Singaporeans are dimwits..a Taiwan politician won't call them 'stupid' for nothing hehehe... forgive me! :PPP

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in borat accent - i like you! :) hahaha. (i mean i like your blog!)

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I'm really glad Singapore is resident to this legendary bar. But I'm sure the sunset parties will improve over time... and those bloody cargo ships will be gone (hopefully).

But still... glad you got the opportunity to chill-out there. Cafe del Mar music is certainly a fine departure from the maddening tekno music that's devastated/devastating much of Brunei, and Eastern Malaysia.

All teh best!

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u should take picture of the bugis/gurkha at the singapore border without their permission n see what they do to u. do it at ur own risk. i'm not responsible for any problems whatsoever.

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it's true what my friend says about singaporeans; kiasu, ultra defensive and not able to take a joke

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Every where got beach also, just different people different opinion on what the scene.

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Hi there, Kenny. I'm a frequent visitor of your blog and I find it rather interesting. Here's my blog but I only blog about the weird dreams that I get every now and then.

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Notice the security guard looks like Popeye, his arm looks bigger than his breast, LOL.

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u must have looked quite the fat pervert snapping away like that while others are busy chilling.

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you have got real nice photographs!!

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indeed singapore used to import athletes from china to be in their sports career nowadays.dun be too proud of achievement relying on ppl outside

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i love cafe del mar music...

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IWILL NEVER GO BACK TO CAFE DEL MAR SINGAPORE EVER AGAIN and i will tell all my friends what a joke the place is. i had bad experiences all 3 times i was there. the staff are so unfriendly, the food is horrible and watered down drinks just makes it show how bad the place is managed. their managers cant even speak english to save their lives.

it just goes to show how bad things can go when u buy a big brand and ruin it. the music is another issue, why are they playing house music when its a chillout brand? it makes no sense!

why spend all that money on a place and hire shit people to run it? i would urge people to go to coast's or km8 where the service is much better and the food and drinks are higher in quality.

i think they wasted their money with a brand like that, they should have just named it cafe del shit.

jim

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I am sorry to disappoint whoever is interested.

The bloody cushions at Cafe Del Mar are covered with molds.

The plastic cups are embedded with dirt.

The service is lousy. The staff doesn't understand what a smoking corner is.

My Mojito's mint leaves were yellowish. I was given black colored mint leaves. (Mohito should have fresh mint leaves.) I mean if i wanted to have tea (black leaves), i would have gone somewhere else, not Cafe Del Mar.

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I love music of cafe del mar tooo, will never get bored.. but where is this place in Singapore? does it open for public?

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Malaysia oso dun hv gold medalist wat...

I oso like Del Mar. I juz celebrated my bday ther. It's really nice, i love it. BUT the service sucks BIG BIG time.

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