lifestyle, style, travel

Singapore Part 1

November 15, 2016

As I sit here in the café writing this I feel a chilling breeze roll in and can’t help missing the warm Singapore weather I had just left. There’s nothing better than reminiscing back to the 5 blissful days I spent in Singapore.
Rewind 5 days and I’m waking up bright and early to head to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Drop bags (check), claim some tax back (check), buy a new piece of clothing (check), eat some junk food (check) and let’s not forget taking outfit pictures (check). My airport checklist is complete and we’re off on our 8+ hour flight to Singapore. The flight itself was filled with Runningman episodes and in flight picture editing.IMG_8945
In the blink of an eye we arrived in Singapore and what a change it was! We left in the morning from a chilly Sydney and arrived to a warm Singapore night life. It was close to 7pm when we arrived and we headed straight to our hotel. For the first two nights we stayed at Concorde Hotel Singapore and it was located in the heart of Orchard Road. I’ll be doing my review of my stay at Concorde Hotel soon so stay tuned for that!After dropping our bags we had a quick bite at the hotel’s complimentary lounge before heading out to check out Black Nut. This is an urban style bar in Emerald Hill which features two floors where you can have bite size snacks and some pretty epic cocktails. I met up with the Covered team to have a few drinks and that was pretty much our first night in Singapore.

Fast forward to Day 2 and we explore Orchard Road. I was lucky enough to be taken by the Covered team around town and first stop was the famous ION Orchard Mall. Unfortunately we were too early to go up to Ion Sky where we could have experienced a 360 view of Singapore from the 56th level. It’s important to note that Singapore much like the other Asian countries are big on night life (meaning their malls generally open till late 10pm) but do not open early morning like Sydney stores. Safe to say you should sleep in a little more and only head out to the shops 10am onwards. That works out since you’re most likely on vacation right?
Since we failed to go for the sky high 360 experience we indulged in some boba. In Australia bubble tea or pearl milk tea isn’t extremely big anymore but one thing I noticed is that we weren’t big on konjac jelly in Sydney. Due to our luck we accidentally discovered Koi which was a Bubble Tea joint inside 313 at Somerset. This is honestly the first time I’m trying milk tea with konjac jelly and boy was it a party to my tastebuds. I think I fell in love and had it at least 3 times during our 5 day trip.
IMG_9132National Gallery was the next stop and boy was this place beautiful. Actually beautiful is an understatement but I’ll let you judge yourself from these photos.  

Taking pictures here is a must and you get a pretty nice view too!

Thanks for tuning into part 1 of my Singapore photo diary stay tuned for part 2 soon!

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  • Bernice September 4, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Your Singapore adventures look incredible! It makes me want to go haha

    • Mandy Arisa September 10, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      It was such a short and great trip you definitely should visit babe!

  • Christine Kong September 7, 2016 at 6:13 AM

    I have always wanted to visit Singapore, such a beautiful country! I love the cute outfits, the sandals, the gingham, and the pretzel bag! Too darling! xoxo, Christine

    • Mandy Arisa September 10, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      Thanks Christine ! Yes you definitely should visit Singapore is amazing!

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