Monday, 20 June 2011

Singapore In A Rush...










Singapore!! Hhmmm, it's been a while since I last visited the city...or those relatives I have on that island, for that matter. When my sweetheart told me he was to be in Singapore for a business trip over the weekend, I jumped for joy!! Though i wasn't asked to tag along at first, but after much praising and sweet talking, I got my tickets!! But oh well, I just had to travel there alone via Air Asia on Friday noon, as hubster's flight was the first one that morning and he had to attend some business meetings straight after he landed.
Though this was a last minute trip, we managed to get a nice hotel in the city (and again, through AGODA). It was the Value Hotel Thomson on Balestier Road. It'll take 5 minutes by cab to the nearest MRT station; Novena. And the hotel is also near to the main road, which makes it so easy to fetch a cab or even a bus!

The day of arrival, we didn't really go anywhere cause it was already bout 3pm. Went straight to the hotel, and got some rest. As I've earlier told a friend (whom is the Attache Officer of Immigration at the Malaysian Consulate) that I'd be coming with my other half, she offered to take us out dinner at Novena Food Court. 'Food Court' might not sound fancy to you, but OMG(!!) the variety of foods there; EXCELLENT!! From Mamak food to Malay, Chinese to Western!! You may order almost anything there. Even seafood (which were our choice for the night)! And the taste, oh trust me when I say that it tasted much better than in those restaurants in posh hotels! SWEAR!

The next day...the most interesting of all 3 days!! It was all about SHOPPING! As we were in town during
The Great Singapore Sale, it was pretty pack. Basically, we went everywhere...from Sephora, to Gucci!! Nuff said!! Shopping in Singapore is somehow a sort of theraphy (only during SALE i mean). Cause claiming for your cash back before you leave the country, WILL put a smile back on your face!! Haha...This is how GST in Singapore works! *wink*

Our final day in Singapore was spent looking for souvenirs. Everyone knows that in Singapore, there's only one awesome place for that...
Mustafa Centre. Key chains, fridge magnets, shirts, statue miniatures, everything IS there! Then, we rushed off to Vivo City which
spans along Singapore's HarbourFront...which also leads us to Sentosa Island & Universal Studios. Enjoy the rides, the souvenir stores etc, but DO NOT miss Garrett's Gourmet Popcorn!! When it's chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey's favourite things 2010, it's worth every cents of it!!
Well then, there are still many new spots for me to visit in Singapore. So, I promise to be back...hopefully in time for the famous Christmas Sale!! See ya around... p/s: If you're ever in Raffles City, get some to-die-for chocolates at the Chocolate Research Facility! ~XOXOX~