|The Pet Safari at Vivo City Mall where you can find specialty brands of pet food! (image from pet safari site)|
Me: Hello. Excuse me but do you know which bus I should take to get to Vivo City?After switching buses a few times and talking to a few more good strangers, I eventually got to Vivo City and got Momo & Ralph's food & litter. Then I proceeded to get lost within the giant mall looking for a 7Eleven store to buy a phone card. Eventually gave up on the phone card and took a cab straight back to the apartment. Total time: 5 hours. Yay for adventure!
Helpful stranger: Veevo Cit.Teee lah?!! No bus take you here.
Me: Is there a bus that will take me to another bus or MRT station for Vivo City?
Helpful stranger: Why Veevo Cit.Tee lah?!! Mall there (points in a general direction but I don't see a mall in sight.)
Me: I'm trying to buy some cat food and there's a large pet store at Vivo City. Do you know a way that I can get there from here?
Helpful stranger: Cah fooo? Too expensei at mall lah. Get cah foo at stoor. Cheapa lah. (Points away to another general direction and I don't see a obvious store in sight either. Helpful stranger sees that I'm now super confused and continues to answer my question.) No bus here lah. Take MRT lah. MRT fah aweh.
Me: How far away is the nearest MRT? Is there a bus that will take me there?
Helpful stranger: You know. Bus ### take you. Then get off MRT. You know.
Me: Thank you so much! (Although I'm still confused because I don't really know yet. I get on designated bus. Asks bus driver about the nearest MRT station. Bus driver tells me "MRT fah aweh lah"... sigh.)