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Day 2: Singapore in 2011

Yep, there's a giant 3 story Forever 21 here.

Love the modern LED escalators

No Apple Stores in Singapore. Gotta get your MAC from Epic Center.

Waffle sandwiches from Marvelous Cream

Cheers to our waffle sandwiches. Thought it was ice cream, but it turned out to be cream. Yucky.

LA street wear is catching on in Singapore. This store is called The Vault.

A cute Thai Restaurant

Pretty and festive Chinese New Year decor at the mall. Love it!

Oh yes! The real Hainan Chicken Rice. So yummy.

There is it! Hainan Chicken Rice

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It’s good to be back home in S’pore

After a 1 year hiatus, JP & I managed to come back home for a visit to S’pore.  Not much has changed since our last visit.  High rise buildings and modern shopping plazas are still under construction in and around Orchard Road, but some things remain constant, and that’s the huge selection of delectable food & treats.

Do enjoy my photo diary of this long overdue trip back home.  I’ll be posting additional photos each day.

 

En route, hanging out in the lounge @ the airport.

Mini cocktails on board. =)

Now here comes the food & shopping!

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Alas, I’m back in Singapore (day 12)

The weather in Singapore has been pretty cool this year with less humidity and rain.  It’s really abnormal weather, but I must confess, it feels great.  

 

I’m back in Singapore for just one day, which means more relaxing time by the pool & good eats.  Next stop, Japan!

 

 

Chilling by the clubhouse...

Chilling by the clubhouse...

More fun in the sun!

More fun in the sun!

 

The Official National Geographic Store...so cool!

The Official National Geographic Store...so cool!

Lots of beautiful gifts and photos in the NG store.

Lots of beautiful gifts and photos in the NG store.

 

Oodles of coin operated toy machines @ ToyRus

Oodles of coin operated toy machines @ ToyRus

 

Finished the day with massages @ the mini-spa in Vivo City

Finished the day with massages @ the mini-spa in Vivo City


I heart Singapore (day 5)

Since it was NYE day, we decided to have a little R&R.  The weather has been perfect, so it was time to pay a visit to the pool and tennis courts! 

 

The breakfast of champions!

Breakfast of real champions!

Bikini ready!

Bikini ready!

It's swimming time.

Swimming time.

Tennis anyone?

Tennis anyone?

Dumpling soup @ Imperial Treasure

Dumpling soup @ Imperial Treasure

Scallion pancakes & egg custard

Scallion pancakes & egg custard

Almond beancurd & longan...yummm

Almond beancurd & longan...yummm

 

Ringing in the New Year @ Zirca.

Ringing in the New Year @ Zirca.

 

In about 2 days, I’ll begin sharing some pics from the Philippines!  XoXo.


I heart singapore (Day 3)

 

Miraculously, I have no jet lag on this trip!  Soooooo, it’s day 3 and I’m feeling great!  I’m going to keep things short and simple today.  More pics, less words!

 

 

Festive decor on Orchard Row

Festive decor on Orchard Row

Food court @ Wisma

Food court @ Wisma

 

Chicken Rice...our favorite!!

Chicken Rice...our favorite!!

Our gym @ home

Our gym @ home

Gorgeous views

Gorgeous views

 

Sim Lim Square - electronics plaza

Sim Lim Square - electronics plaza

 

Fake Ipods!!! "Mp4 players"

Fake Ipods!!! "Mp4 players"

Beautiful architecture.

Beautiful architecture.

 

"economic" noodles...it's for real!

"economic" noodles...it's for real!

 

Crispy pancakes!

Crispy pancakes!

 

New up and coming plaza

New up and coming plaza

 

Stayed tuned for Day 4!


Finally, a Sephora in Singapore!

You know you’re in good hands when Sephora is in town!  Oh, did I mention they also have Sephora at SFO International Terminal.  =)

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I heart Singapore (Day 2)

It’s been almost exactly 1 year, since my last visit to Singapore.  Everything looks about the same, with the exception of more high rise residences popping up in the neighborhood.  Orchard row is still bustling with people, shops, and so many eateries. 

In Asia, Mc Donalds has another chain of eateries called, Mc Cafe.  The one in Singapore is always packed with teens and young adults.  From afar, you can hear “Womanizer” by Britney Spears blasting from Mc Cafe.  I personally think it’s a pretty hip place to just hang out!

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In addition to Mc Cafe, you can grab some desert and small treats in many small shopping plazas.  In SF, I love egg puffs, but here in Singapore they have sponge cake treats that are made right in front of you!  They come in plain or glazed over with green tea, strawberry, or cheese.  It’s basically fresh deli manjoo.

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And , last but not least, they had these gorgeous strawberries imported from Japan on display at the market.  I remember seeing the same variety being sold at Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa, but it was just super over priced!  In the US, it was just about $30 for a package of Amou strawberries.  I guess they are like supposed to be like the “Ferrari” of strawberries from Kyushu, Japan.  Aside from its hefty price tag, these strawberries looked juicy, bright red, and just perfect.  

amou strawberry

 

Stay tuned for more entries in my travel journal from HK, Singapore, Philippines, and Japan!