This post is beyond late, and now that we’ll be off to Singapore again in just 10 days – I figured I should share some snaps from our last trip. The last time we visited, was a 4 day stop over (a very long one) right after our trip to Japan a little over a year ago. It was our fourth time and probably our least enjoyable trip to Singapore. Most likely because we were already worn out after spending 2 weeks in Japan and was ready to go home, the temperature differences didn’t help either. It was a more laid back trip though, we weren’t aiming to do a whirlwind trip around town, and didn’t stuff ourselves silly this time round. I guess we finally figured that, there will always be reasons to visit Singapore and luckily flights are fairly affordable nowadays..
We didn’t constantly take photos so there won’t be any detailed run down of what we did but more of a visual diary. As always, we do try to document all the foods we’ve eaten – although a little repetitive and probably predictable by now e.g. every Singapore post almost starts with kaya toast.
Traditional Singaporean breakfast – Kaya toast with soft boiled eggs @ Killiney Kopitiam, Killiney Rd.
Nasi Lemak @ Killiney Kopitiam, Killiney Rd.
We tried Popeyes because it was highly recommended by our friends, it was awesome!
Ice cream sandwich is a must when in Singapore!
Piggy innards and that fragrant herbal soup for dinner @ SongFa Bak Kut Teh, Clarke Quay
Our friend brought us to Island Creamery, an ice cream shop that specialises in homemade icecream. To make it more “homely”, their flavours are what Singaporeans can associate with. Durian, Teh Tarik, Cendol… are just some of the flavours they offer. I wish I could’ve tried them all!
We had the cendol (top) and teh tarik (bottom) – flavours that actually works as ice cream! I loved the teh tarik and so hoping that someone in Sydney would come up with these kind of flavours too.
Only in Singapore would we have laksa for breakfast, well brunch by that time. Luckily the mornings aren’t as hot which made it easier to slurp down a whole bowl each!
I can smell it just by looking at this photo… #giveittome
We took a taxi to the East Coast branch of Katong Laksa. Our taxi driver uncle gave us a mini tour/explanation as he drove us to our destination. He tells us that he loves the cakes at Chin Mee Chin confectionery and was highly recommended. We were too full to eat any more 🙁 Next time?
One of the memorable things we had from a previous trip was the croissant that you’d feel slightly less guilty about after eating. It uses less butter but tastes just as (or even more) amazing than a normal croissant. Tiong Bahru was a little out of the way during our trip, but we stumbled across their branch in Raffles City and picked up some croissants as well as other sweet things to try e.g. Pandan Flan – which was nice as well!
We weren’t going to Hong Kong anytime soon so we craved the pork buns from Tim Ho Wan. It hasn’t been long since Singapore opened a few branches, so we were pretty keen to try it. Luckily the queues weren’t so bad! Love that our friends came along as well, meaning we could order more to try 🙂 (though of course we ordered enough pork buns so we didn’t have to fight over them!)
Our welcome back weather… typical Sydney.
See you soon again, Singapore!