Singapore

August 3, 2013

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This past July, my husband and I were in Singapore for a short while. As we were primarily working, we weren’t free to tour as much as we’d have liked. You see, ordinarily on overseas adventures I am happy, nay, ecstatic to travel long distances for food, changing trains and pounding the pavement…whatever it takes.

This time around we were dictated by our meeting locations and work commitments. Therefore, I was not able to get around to all of the tasty Hawker centres in the land of Singapore. Nor did we fit in any of the gardens or zoo visits I had hoped for. There is SO much more to see, so much more to eat. Next time…

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Nevertheless, we did experience much deliciousness during our short visit. This city, which we found to be delightfully approachable, is loaded with yummy bites and beverages. Here is some of the tastiness we experienced. PS. We stayed in Novena and got around primarily by the MRT and cabs.

Chomp Chomp
On my first night our local friends took us to Chomp Chomp Hawker Centre for a veritable local food feast! We had BBQ stingray, clams, oyster omelette, satay skewers, fried carrot cake, chicken wings, popiah and sugarcane juice. This my best meal of the trip, with our friends going to town on the ordering and spoiling us with this outrageously delicious display. Thanks, guys.

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Hydration!
Many fresh vegetable and fruit juices, fresh coconut juice, the occasional frequent iced-coffee, hot ginger water and this barley drink were consumed. Necessary

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Chicken Rice
We met at Maxwell Hawker Centre one night for chicken rice and fish cake. This place is very popular and centrally located for many tourists. Check out this post for what seems to be some good recommendations.

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Shopping
I definitely recommend checking out the cute shops along Haji Lane. I bought a snakes & ladders poster.

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Wearing my Pop Basic tee.

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Singaporean Breakfast
Kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs and coffee at Old Town.

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 Wandering in the green.

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Brunch
Five and Dime for an (expensive) Western breakfast of pancakes and good coffee.

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Chin Chin
Chin Chin eatery for chicken rice, pork chop and eggplant with salted fish. Excellent recommendation from the lovely Blithely Unaware & her man, we loved this place!

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Cocktails and Fries
Drinks with a view at KU DE TA.

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Food Courting
Food Republic food court eats.

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Vegan Burgers
We visited Vegan Burg with vegetarian friends for surely tasty bites.

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Walking, walking, walking.

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Dessert
Pudding, ice-cream and wine at Sabio Tapas Bar.

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Home Cooked Heaven
Ben and I were lucky enough to have dinner at a new colleague’s home, with their incredibly lovely family. We enjoyed delicious hot pot and for dessert, a chocolate origin cake we had brought.

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Hawker Centre Eats
Prawn noodle soup and hot ginger water at Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre for our last night in Singapore.

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Singapore, we had a blast. I cannot wait to visit again. Let’s all do aerobics in public spaces together. Totally.

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Heidi xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply InTolerant Chef August 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Singapore is so wonderful, and so much fantastic food too! It looks like you had a great time, I know it’s one of my favourite places indeed!

    • Reply Heidi August 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you, yes it was rad! x

  • Reply addie | culicurious August 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Looks like Singapore was fabulous! 🙂

    • Reply Heidi August 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Super fun, you’d love the food, Addie x

  • Reply Jas@AbsolutelyJas August 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I would totally do public, outdoor, aerobics. How incredibly awesome. Looks like you had a fabulous foodie adventure 🙂

    • Reply Heidi August 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      It was ace fun & how cool are the aerobics?! x

  • Reply Hannah August 4, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I think I would like all of this, all of this, all of this.

    Except switch out the aerobics for streetside dancing.

    Everyone around the world / are you ready for a brand new beat?

    • Reply Heidi August 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Approve. You’d love this town, me lady, for sure x

  • Reply Iron Chef Shellie August 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    If you ever need a break from your life, I’m happy to step in and fill in for a while 😛
    So jealous!! x

    • Reply Heidi August 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      hehe I’ll let you know. & I’ll make lots of delicious things in your place. Skill swapping, too, right? x

  • Reply laurasmess August 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Aw, Heidi you are so wonderful at capturing unique moments. Loving this photo series, both from a photography and foodie point of view! Just… yum. Gorgeous. Everything. Thanks for sharing your trip with us! xx

    • Reply Heidi August 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      thank you for your lovely comment! x

  • Reply Ashley August 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    It’s so great that you actually know where you’ve been in Singapore, every time people ask me for recommendations I’m more about what to eat, than where to eat it, as family just tend to take me places and I eat. Haha!

    Heading to Singapore this weekend for a couple of weeks for work, will definitely be trying to check out some of the spots less familiar to me that you were at! 🙂

    • Reply Heidi August 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Oh brilliant, have fun!! So many good eats to be had. Have a blast, lady x

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