WS K88

WS K88
Erich's new place where different things will happen, but still the center of the universe and the navel of the world

Dec 31, 2011

HAPPY 2012

Wishing all friends and customers
a very Prosperous and Happy New Year 
Erich & Team

Xin Nian Kuai Le
Sun Lin Fi Lok
 Prost Neujahr
Selamat Tahun Baru
Felice Anno Nuovo
새해 복 많이 받으세요
С Новым Годом
Es Guets Nöis
Feliz Año Nuevo
Manigong Bagong Taon
Iniya Puthandu NalVazhthukkal
Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới

Thank you for all your support over the years. Hope to see you again.

Nov 28, 2011

Entertainment at Wuerstelstand

Anton from Germany made it a point on his recent business trip to Singapore,to play at the last sausage kiosk before the equator.
Starting 2 years ago to play the "Steirische", Anton brings along his music instument whenever he can for practise and to please his audience.
Much to the delight of passers by,on a sunny afternoon in November 2011 he not only entertained Erich but also brought a lively atmosphare to the street market in Chinatown.

Nov 23, 2011


This was a very popular and funny TV show on Austrian TV in the sixties. It was about a sausage kiosk in Vienna where the owner was discussing all kind of daily issues (in a funny way) with his customers.
Erich seems to keep up the tradition in his Wuerstelstand, not in Vienna though with his segment what we call: ”Erich erklaert die Welt! (Erich explains the world)”.
A very young Otto Schenk played the sausage man in clips, which unfortunately are in German, to be politically correct, in Viennese slang.

Does anyone remember that series?

Nov 10, 2011

Wuerstelstand Song

A renown Austrian band has written a funny song about a Wuerstelstand- of course in German :(
Check this out:

Nov 5, 2011

Fun and excitement on a Singapore Flyer ride!

Since February 14, 2008 the Singapore Flyer spins it’s giant wheel.

It is not only the world’s tallest ferries wheel but it also allows the most spectacular views over the Marina Bay Area all the way to Changi Airport, Sentosa Island and to the South many of the Indonesian Islands. No where else in the world your are able to experience this combination of city and nature views within a radius of about 45km (28 miles) depending on the .

If you can’t imagine the hight of 165 meters (542 ft) just think of a 42 story building.

You will be flying in one of the 28 capsules which are the size of a city bus and can carry 28 passengers each.

The Singapore Flyer rotates smoothly nonstop. To board the capsule you’ll use the “step on platform” and walk straight into it.
Your ride (one rotation) is about 32 minutes. 

It is really an amazing experience. But it doesn’t have to stop here. To make this ride an even better experience the guys from the Singapore Flyer have added some really fantastic variations to it which they call “The journey of Dreams”

You could enjoy The World’s First Full Butler Sky Dining (click the head lines for the links)

or as Erich and Helen did on Austria’s National Day, the
“1 for 1 Singapore Sling Flight” 

Don’t miss out on this ‘sweet’ deal. Purchase your tickets directly from any of the Singapore Flyer ticketing booths and enjoy that 1 for 1 promotion which ends December 31!

You can celebrate a birthday, propose or even get married on the Flyer or organize corporate events there.
Management and staff will be able to fulfill most of your desires.

More photos from Erich’s flight.

Come Christmas time you have to see Singapore’s tallest Christmas tree and the fantasy Toy-land with toy soldiers, teddy bears, gingerbread man, Christmas jingles, bubbles and fairy lights, built around the Flyer’s award winning rain forest.

   As you can see this ride is not just a ride or flight, this is a totally exciting and amazing experience you can enjoy with affordable prices.
Once you completed your flight it doesn’t have to stop here. Enjoy the many fun-filled activities around the Flyer terminal such as the Flight Experience, Kenko Reflexology & Fish Spa a relaxing experience. Or visit the retail shops and restaurants which round up your flyer experience.

Nov 1, 2011

Anniversary Celebration

A big thank you to all who have supported
in Singapore over the past 7 years

Sollbock Family with the guest of honour from JB Malaysia - thank you Joshua for joining us

Stanley - a permanent highlight in every year's celebration

Ate Mida visit from the Philippines

A Happy bunch
Prost to another 7 years
Helen and Joshua enjoy the Macaroni salad

" I promised you guys I'll be joining you"

Past Anniversary Fotos


1. Nov.2007



You survived  seven years which none of your neighbor stalls in Chinatown (except Stanley of course) thought you will. When you started out many of the shop owners there were belittleing your Wuerstelstand concept but you proofed them all wrong and most of the time you did better than they did during the ups and downs of SARS, H1N1, economic downturn and so on. And this caused  much jealousy once in a while. But you continued to your way and reinvented yourself a few times.
I want to wish you many more great years to come!
Your friend Frank N. Furter

Here is a retrospective of only the last 4 years (that's when we started the blog).

1st anniversary for the blog but actually Erich's Third.
 4th anniversary
5 years
6th anniversary
Tomorrow we will see the Seventh Anniversary bash.
Happy Anniversary Erich and Helen.

Oct 26, 2011

Happy Austrian National Day

Erich’s Wuerstelstand wants to wish all Austrians a wonderful National Day!

Austrian National Day: That’s why we love Austria

To conclude our journey through Austria we heading towards the East to our capital Vienna.
Vienna is a very controversial city to most Austrians. It’s a like many other capitals where the Government and its agencies are located there is kind a "hate - love" situation. 
“Hate" as in one often disagrees with the government’s handling everything in our life and “Love” because Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 
It has its roots in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque City, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The city is well known for playing an essential role as a leading European Music Center, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The Historic center of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
Vienna rates highly in popular opinion-based journalistic rankings from magazines such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, whom rated it the second best city in which to live according to their Global Livability Survey in 2011 as well as Monocle, where it is rated 8th among the “Top 25 Livable Cities” in 2010.

In each year so far Vienna has been the world’s number one destination of international congresses and conventions, thus contributing to attracting at about five million tourists a year which makes up a record of roughly three tourists per city inhabitant.

The heart and historical city of Vienna, a large part of today’s “Innere Stadt”, was a fortress and surrounded by fields in order to defend itself from potential attackers.
Consequently the walls were razed after 1857, making it possible for the city center to expand. In their place, a broad boulevard called the Ringstrasse was built, along with imposing public and private buildings, monuments, and parks were created until the turn of the century.
These buildings include the Rathaus (town hall),
the Burgtheater,
the University,
the Parliament,
the Museums of Natural History,

and the Staatsoper (opera house).

It is also the location of New wing of the Hofburg, the former imperial palace, and the Imperial and Royal War Ministry finished in 1913.
The mainly Gothic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s cathedral) is located at the center of the city, on Stephansplatz.
Music is one of Vienna’s legacies. Musical prodigies like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Joseph Haydn have worked and the classical style was born here.
Today the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic that takes place each year in the morning of January 1. It is broadcast around the world to an estimated audience of 50 million in 72 countries.
Besides classic music from mainly Austrian composers the concert always includes pieces from the Strauss family. The concert traditionally ends with Johann Strauss II’s world famous waltz ‘The Blue Danube’ and Johann Strauss I’s ‘Radetzky March’.
A Strauss monument can be seen in the “Stadtpark’
Another tourist attraction is the "Spanish Riding School”, a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses which offers public performances as well as permitting viewing of some training sessions. The presentation builds on four centuries of experience and tradition in classical dressage. The leading horses and riders of the school also periodically tour and perform worldwide.
Vienna has also a lot to see and do for people that are not only interested in history, arts and architecture.
For example a fun day can be spent in the Prater, a large public park in Vienna’s 2nd district. The 'Wurstelprater amusement' park often simply called ‘Prater”  occupies one corner of this park.
The ‘Wiener Riesenrad’ (German for “Viennese giant wheel”), is a Ferris Wheel at the entrance of the Prater, one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions.
This Riesenrad was one of the earliest Ferries Wheels, erected in 1897 to celebrate Emperor Franz Joseph I’s golden Jubilee. At this time it was the largest in the world with an overall height of 64.75 meters (212.4 ft).

These are just bits and pieces out of a vast reservoir of Vienna’s attractions and I finally have to come to an end but it would be a sacrilege not to talk about Austria’s famous and so delicious cuisine. Our food was influenced by all of the countries that formed the Austrian-Hungarian empire.
Many dishes that became famous under different names actually originated in Austria: Swiss roll, Belgian waffles, croissants and many more.
I just wan to mention 2 of the probably most famous ones because Austrian cuisine would fill many recipe books.
Wiener Schnitzel, a traditional dish made with boneless meat thinned with a mallet, coated in bread crumbs and fried. It is traditionally garnished with a lemon slice and either potato salad or potatoes with parsley and butter. Although the traditional Wiener Schnitzel is made of veal, it is now often made of pork.
You also have to stop and have a nice coffee in a Wiener Kaffeehaus (cafe)
and indulge in some of Austria’s best pastries with the most famous being the
Sacher Torte”  a chocolate cake named after Franz Sacher who invented it in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel Metternich, the 1st State Chancellor of the Austrian Empire.
The Orginal Sachertorte (name is a registered trademark) often copied but never even close to the original taste (I know what I’m talking about ;) ) is only made in Vienna and Salzburg and shipped from both locations. the only place where the Original Sacher Torte is available outside of Austria is the Sacher Shop in Bolzano (Italy).

To wrap up our ‘Why we love Austria’ posts, here are some more views of beautiful Vienna:
World Famous Schoenbrunn Palace
Schoenbrunn Palace with Vienna in the background
Schoenbrunn garden with Gloriette