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    The Gourmet Bakery Cafe

      I remember that day when we were headed to the Singapore Flyer and upon alighting at the Promenade MRT Station, we realized that it was raining hard. There was nothing we could do but stay warm and dry at the PARCO Marina Bay which is just above the Promenade MRT Station. While there, we decided to have a leisurely chat about love, life, and travels, at a pretty corner cafe.  We spent a good hour and a half waiting for the rain to stop at The Gourmet Bakery Cafe in PARCO Marina Bay. It’s a bakery, cafe, and deli in one. It serves coffee and tea, breads, pastries, sandwiches,…

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    Mel's Drive-In @ Universal Studios Singapore

    There’s quite a lot of options for places to dine in within Universal Studios Singapore. At the time we went there, however, hubby and I were too hungry to even discern what kind of food our palates really dictate. We just headed to the very first restaurant we bumped into and it happened to be Mel’s Drive-In.  Mel’s Drive-In is a diner based on the 1973 film, American Graffiti. The diner serves burgers, fries, floats, milk shakes, and an assortment of Coke products. The theme is ’50s drive-in and the restaurant features golden oldies on the jukebox. What’s unique with Mel’s Drive-In in Universal Studios Singapore is that it serves Shiok…

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    NYDC and Holland Village

    Ahh, this photo certainly confirms I’m Asian. I do that hand-sign in my photos all the time, anywhere, and Holland Village is no exception. I reckoned I have all the more reason to do it here  because I’ve been wanting to visit Holland Village for a long time. So as a way of welcoming you to this post, there you have it, my default Asian pose 🙂  Holland Village, or Holland V, is a small yet busy place near the Queenstown area in Singapore. The neighborhood is not as busy as nearby Orchard but it’s a place where you’ll see lots of expensive housing and luxury cars. It’s not a…

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    Universal Studios Singapore

    I used to be a theme-park junkie but I stopped being one when the whirling teacup ride became more appealing to me than a roller coaster. Yet I admit that I can’t say no to occasional visits to a theme park as good as Universal Studios Singapore. As always, the challenge for me is to capture a traffic-free photo of that globe. I probably spent a good 30 minutes just trying to get a traffic-free photo of it but I just can’t. Visitors just seem to flock on weekends (guilty here!). Then I realized that cropping could be my best friend, and yup, it didn’t fail me. Voila, no more tourists in…

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    iFly Singapore, Amazing To The Highest Level!

    I love this video because it evokes this feeling that makes me wanna skydive again. If you haven’t seen the video, c’mon how hard is it to hit play? 😛 Seriously, I watch this video over and over again if only to remind me of how awesome our first indoor skydiving experience was. I personally wish we have something like this in the Philippines but since we don’t, the best that I can do is to plan regular trips to Singapore to be able to do this again. Anyhow, before you read any further, make sure you watch the video and feel the awesomeness of this extreme sport 🙂 When…

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    Arnold's, the Best Fried Chicken in Singapore

    For someone raised in the Philippines, when asked about what the best fried chicken is, the most probable answer would be Max’s fried chicken because Max’s is the house that chicken built, right? 🙂 Of course, we also do have loyal followers for Jollibee’s Chicken Joy or KFC. But if you ask the same question to people from Singapore, they most probably will tell you that the best fried chicken is Arnold’s. I’m not in search for the best fried chicken like I’m searching for the best chocolate cake ever. But I got really curious when I heard about Arnold’s. You can’t find Arnold’s in places where most tourists go.…

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    The Singapore Flyer

    I’ve always loved Ferris wheels and it’s the reason why the Singapore Flyer is in my list of things to try on our recent visit to Singapore. It’s a gigantic Ferris wheel built in 2005-2007 and stands as high as a 42-storey building. It currently holds the record of being the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, and that means it is 5 meters taller than the Star of Nanchang in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province of China, and 30 meters taller than the London Eye. The Singapore Flyer has 28 air-conditioned capsules with each capsule being capable to hold around 25-28 passengers at a time. A full flight or one complete…

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    Breakfasts In Singapore

    My favorite destination for breakfast while we were in Singapore was this place at the back of Mandarin Orchard called Scape. It’s a lifestyle hub whose design was voted for by the youth and it features facilities like a recording and rehearsal studio, a dance studio, an art gallery and a performance theatre. As for me, I enjoy the short walk from our hotel going there as well as the quiet feel of a busy neighborhood in the morning. Scape is very accessible via the Somerset MRT station so even if you don’t live or stay nearby, you can still visit Scape without worrying about how to go there. My…

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    Bugis Street

    One of the places we went to on our last trip to Singapore was Bugis Street. In the 1950s and up to the early 1980s, Bugis was known as the hangout of trans-women. In mid-1980s, it underwent a major redevelopment into a retail complex of shopping malls, restaurants, night spots, with regulated alley vendors. The original Bugis Street is now a coblestoned avenue in between the buildings of the Bugis Junction shopping complex. It’s very easy to go there because once you alight from the Bugis Station of Singapore’s MRT, you’ll immediately find yourself in Bugis Junction. Bugis Street is not really a top tourist destination and that may be…

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    Off To Singapore Lah!

    Hubby and I flew to Singapore last Friday for a short belated anniversary weekend trip. We’ve been loyal to Singapore Airlines but since their airfare rates went insanely expensive about two weeks before our flight, we had to look for another airline and we were fortunately saved by Airphil Express, a budget airline from Philippine Airlines. What’s good about it is that it arrives in Terminal 2 of Singapore’s Changi Airport, not in the Budget Terminal. For those of you who are wondering about the common airlines that fly from Manila to Singapore, here’s a quick list for you:

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