26.06.2012 86 °F
We made our way over to Dempsey Hill, primarily in search of some furniture for the condo. We heard it might be a good place to check. We strolled around the various blocks of the area, but it was mainly antique stores few a few carpet/rug shops. The antique shops had a lot of interesting pieces, however we couldn't justify spending $1,500 for a "19th century" sculpture or $2,000 for a folding screen that looked like it was found in a pile of rubble from WWII at this former Army Barracks. We made our way to a few other shops, but it was primarily very high end retail, which is something we were just not in the market for. In general the place was very tranquil, even for a weekend destination in Singapore after 2pm (which is rare). After we strolled around for a while, we stopped in a little pizza shop to grab a quick bite to eat. We grabbed a seat and were given a menu, we waiting 15 minutes and still no waiter to take or order. Sometimes we are still confused on whether we have to go to the counter or are waited upon, but after seeing another group served by a waiter we decided to just to leave the place. We've come to realize that service in Singapore is generally bad (maybe it has to do with the included service charge and no tipping?), but this place was one of the worst so far. So after we left, we headed across the street to Jumbo seafood hoping to grab a late lunch. Unfortunately for us they didn't open until 5pm. This was our sign to leave, and we left empty handed and with an empty stomach. Overall Dempsey Hill wasn't a bad place to take a stroll or grab a nice dinner, as there are plenty of restaurants. The shopping was just not for us though.