20 April 2014

Singapore Travel Diary

Happy Easter Everyone!

I have travelled to Singapore countless times throughout my life and been to every nook and cranny of the city. Although it is small compared to Jakarta, there is always something to do in this bustling city. During the past three days, I visited Singapore and wanted to document my trip in today's post through the pictures that I took using my iPhone (sorry in advance for the poor quality)
Anyways, hope that you will also want to visit these places that I did while on your next trip to Singapore! Enjoy!

 I ordered Ippudo's original tonkatsu broth served with thin noodles while my sister ordered the spicy version. (We also had a side order of the spicy pork bun!)

Of course, the first place I had to stop by was a ramen restaurant in Mandarin Gallery called Ippudo. In Jakarta, we have a similar ramen restaurant called Ikkudo, but they are not at all related in anyway. The place is usually crowded during lunch hours, but we were lucky enough to get a table!

 These boyfriend jeans from Zara are so comfortable and easy to wear! One of my favourite closet essentials for day to day wear. Also, the ripped detail gives it extra stylish points!

 Just some of the tourist-y shots that I took while strolling around Orchard Road

 Avocado and Salmon roll (simple but delicious)

We originally wanted to try out a sushi restaurant in ION called ITACHO Sushi, but there was a looong line of people queuing. So, instead, we went to a similar Japanese casual dining restaurant nearby it called Watami. The sushi and sashimi was served very fresh, was not disappointed. Friendly environment, wide varieties of food to try from, and for an affordable price!

 Salmon, Octopus, and Tuna carpaccio with a distinct flavour for each type of sashimi 

 Assorted fusion sushi rolls (salmon, unagi, and tuna)

The next morning, we decided to grab some breakfast in a well known cafe called the Wild Honey. Fortunately, for us, it was right next to the Mandarin hotel we were staying at.
 European Dish which consists of two perfectly poached eggs on sautéed mushrooms and delicious creamy hollandaise sauce! One of my favourites!

 Portobello Road which is similar to the European, except these have wilted spinach and a red pepper and onion confit!

 The Norwegian, poached eggs wrapped in smoked salmon on a bed of crunchy asparagus with softly baked brioche bread. 

 The Sweet Morning, french toast stuffed with grilled mango with vanilla mascarpone and forest berry compote. (Is your mouth watering right now!)

Wild Honey is all about breakfast food, with a large variety to cater both sweet and savoury cravings! I really do recommend this restaurant for everyone because the café was cozy and had a very rustic feel to it, the food was great, and in an affordable price. Again, fortunately for us, Wild Honey was just right beside our hotel in the Mandarin Gallery.

The next place that I visited and love is Haji lane! Not much know about it, it's quite far away from all the shopping centres located nearby Orchard Road.

I love how there is so much colour in just one small alley! All of the shops are unique and are mostly from local brands from Singapore as well.

| Chanel Shoes | Chanel Bag | Topshop Skirt | Zara Top |

On the last day of my short trip, I visited a cat café hidden between the many shops of Clarke Quay called Neko No Niwa. It was a great experience and something that definitely cannot be found in Jakarta! The concept of this cafe is quite unique and the customers are able to interact and play with the cats while enjoying their coffee. These cats were all either abandoned or abused by their previous owners and taken in by the owner of this café. (All for a good cause!)

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