Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, Singapore

What are the odds of returning to the exact same restaurant, out of hundreds of similar outlets, on two different (and unrelated) occasions? When my recent media trip brought us to Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro for lunch, I was like… wait a minute. This place looks awfully familiar. Then it hit me: I was here three years ago, when my Singaporean buddy Jaryl brought … Continue reading Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, Singapore

Oldest Taoist Temple in Singapore – Thian Hock Keng, Chinatown, Singapore

Singapore has a significant Chinese population (74%). Long ago, when the first Chinese immigrants arrived on the island republic with nothing to their names but hopes and dreams, Chinatown was the epicentre of everything. Today, it spans several blocks within the Outram district and houses numerous heritgae sites and old buildings – an important reminder of the country’s culture and history. For our Chinatown Tour, … Continue reading Oldest Taoist Temple in Singapore – Thian Hock Keng, Chinatown, Singapore

Travelogue Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore

So it’s Day 2 of my trip to Singapore, and the plan was to meet up with Grace and spend the entire day at Sentosa @ Universal Studios Singapore! Had breakfast at the patio and common kitchen area of the inn, which is nicely decorated with clean stainless steel chairs, potted plants and an open air concept and lots of sunshine. Jaryl came to pick … Continue reading Travelogue Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore

Travelogue Singapore: The Arab Quarters & Malay Heritage Area

If there’s one thing I learned from my trip to Singapore, it’s that… I’m really unfit. D: I was exhausted after just half a day of trudging around in this island city’s unforgiving humidity and scorching sun. The thing about South East Asian weather is that it saps the energy out of you. I never felt so tired when I was in the UK, even … Continue reading Travelogue Singapore: The Arab Quarters & Malay Heritage Area

Amazing Night View at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Hi people! Continuing on our Singapore tour where we left off…After the museum and river tour, headed back to the inn to check-in, shower and chill. Legs felt like falling off D: Had dinner at a nearby cafe called Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro along Beach Road. It’s a small, chic looking cafe with white deco, tables and chairs. Splurged a little on their signature … Continue reading Amazing Night View at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Esplanade / Merlion, Singapore

We continue where we left off at the Asian Civilisation Museum, in Singapore’s commercial district! Located just opposite the museum is the Singapore River, which has a neat little bridge crossing over to the other side. Cavenagh Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the country still existing in its original form since the 1860s. An old notice. View of the Sg river, which … Continue reading Esplanade / Merlion, Singapore

Asian Civilizations Museum / Old Supreme Court, Singapore

The first thing one notices about Singapore is the neatness and order in everything. Buildings are tall and squarish, roads are clean and grid-like, there are cafes, banks and classy looking shops everywhere. The entire city has a very metropolitan feel to it, not at all like the dirt and grime, smoke and dust of good ol’ KL. But then again, I only visited a … Continue reading Asian Civilizations Museum / Old Supreme Court, Singapore