my visit in Singapore would not be complete without a stop in the shopping paradise – Orchard Road. On this long boulevard you will find plenty of shopping malls, major boutiques, hotels and nice cafes.
Since the first day the weather was really bad and rainy, we decided to spend some time there, checking all shop windows and dreaming in front of all Chanel and Hermes stores.
Of all the shopping center we’ve been to – my boyfriend was not that happy of following me around the whole time 🙂 – ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City were my favourites, especially the last one, with its huge Japanese department store Takashimaya and if you, like me, love the Japanese design and lifestyle, you will surely find plenty of ideas where to invest some money.
In the same shopping center, there is also one of the biggest bookstore I have ever seen, Book Kinokuniya. Well, here you definitely have the largest choice in terms of fashion, photography and food books.
Another big part of the visit in Singapore were the many food markets, called hawker centres. Ok, I have to admit I was a bit worried of eating there, because of the really cheap prices (3$-5$ for a whole meal!), but I was wrong again: the quality is pretty good and the food really tasty!
There is a full range of local dishes like the chilli crab – Singapore’s most famous dish – the black pepper crab, satay, carrot cake, chicken rice and chicken in the most curios variants and for the braves, frog porridge and pork intestine! I totally loved the chilli crab, its taste is unique, sweet and spicy! You gotta try that!
My top hawker markets? Well, surely Maxwell Road and the Chinatown Food Street (both in Chinatown and few meters away from each other), the Zion Road Food Center (not really in the main area, but it is less touristic and offers a wide range of dishes) and the Makansutra Gluttons Bay (it is the most touristic one and that for a reason – situated right by the bay, offers the best view).
So that’s all for Singapore. Hope you enjoy reading it!
I’d love to hear what you think about it!