Breakfast is basic at Singgahsana Lodge but in my opinion is more than enough. Toast, fresh melon, juice, tea and coffee are what are on offer. Next to me is a friendly looking face, which I gather is female so I say good morning her. After introductions with Emma it is established that she is also waiting for Dave (who we had both met in the bar the night before) for the stroll to the markets. He is late when he shows and is also hung-over.
A 20min walk takes us to our destination and we marvel at the foreign market "IM SO EXCITED" enters the convo alot. Raw meat is just slapped out bare onto the tables in the sun too. Fresh fish is staring at you emitting a funky smell, Dave being in the fragile state couldn't cope with fish alley and we hang a left to vegetable alley.
So unfortunately for Dave vegetable alley meant the most disgusting fowl smelled place to be in the whole market. Hee hee. As every stall was selling a fungis looking plant that looked like the "Rafflesia Arnoldii" (which is the smelliest single flower in the world because it smells of rotting flesh.)
Other stalls sold sugar cane or stuffed sugar cane with rice, tropical fruit to oranges, raw meat, seafood with squid and massive prawns, flowers, cakes, stuffed bamboo leafs and there was a pancake stall were the guy was cooking up to 10 at once this was my favourite. What was brilliant about the market was that each stall owner was behind the stall making the produce fresh, so you knew it hadn't been sitting there for long.
We find a stall with a sweet little lady selling lychie juice in the smallest plastic bags with straws poking out the top. Dave buys one first to test its goodness. He is satisfied and insists I try some to be sure. When I taste it I gag. You know why? Because it tasted like sweaty ball-sack juice that has been drained off an unwashed running man, Dave had lied! So I do what any person would do and hand the juice to Emma! "Go on Emma its really nice." She gag's and has a hilarious reaction. So Dave just re-hangs the bag of ball-sack juice and we continue. From the market I purchase a pair of flip-flops, a headband and a pair of fake Ray-Bans, the Ray-Bans were by far my favourite purchase as they made we look super-dooper-fly.