Friday, May 10, 2013

Five Days in Singapore

The Esplanade- performing arts hall with numerous hotels in the background
l-r: Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands hotel, ArtScience centre


Gardens by the Bay Supertrees and the OCBC Skyway walk

Super Trees at night, MBS in the background


Singapore Flyer - world's largest ferris wheel
Went to the Shangri-La hotel for drinks and music (l-r: Singapore Sling, Long Island Iced Tea, Zig Zag Punch mocktail, the Shang's signature Cheongsam
Flower bread and ice cream! $1 ice cream sandwiches sold off the back of an old uncle's scooter -hence the carpark: Home Ice Cream at its best.
Delicious macarons from Canele! Strawberry Rhubarb, Fleur de Sel and Hazelnut were probably my favourites. 
Most of my haulage- the rest is coming back with Mum and Dad because I only brought a carry-on.

Hello lovelies! I'm back from Singapore! Just leaving a few photos to (let's be honest) show off how beautiful the city is. My sister was holding onto the camera most of the time, so I didn't take as many as usual. But it was an amazing trip even though it was so damn hot the only thing I put on my face during the day was sunscreen and lip tint. The standout products of my travels were the Lioele Orange Pop Tint which I used on my lips, the T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel toner which I used in the mornings and kept me from breaking out, and the Body Shop Tea Tree blotting tissues- I don't think I've ever blotted so many times a day. 

I got to see most of my extended family (my cousins are adorable!) and it definitely got emotional at times, ate amazing hawker food while marveling at the low prices, did some shopping (and spent more freely than normal), got to try my first Singapore Sling (probably the only cocktail I've been keen to try - can't say I was overly impressed but it didn't disappoint), and it was all over much too quickly. If you're planning a trip to Singapore, visit MBS, Gardens by the Bay (both day and night), the Singapore Flyer, the Zoo, Orchard Road shopping, Old Airport Road hawker centre and Carl's Jr for the criss-cut chips and Watsons and Korean shops and Sephora and MAC (not only are the prices lower, the strong Aussie dollar helps too!) if you're a beauty nut. Although this is one of the shortest trips I've been on, it's definitely one of the most memorable. :D

PS: Trying to find a blog design I'm happy with. This will do for now. Just a little more colourful than white while keeping it simple.

10 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time, now I want to go to Singapore! Lovely photos too! I look forward to your full haul :)

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    1. I didn't buy that much more beauty stuff but the Hada Labo was 150mL so I couldn't carry it on and I didn't have room for a mascara in its packaging. Singapore's a great city- you should definitely go at some point!

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  2. Very happy you enjoyed your time here! Our Island is small but we have a lot to offer! I haven't travelled in a while and with school and internship I'm strapped for now! Looking forward to your next post! And I too am thinking about a revamp for my blog design!

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    1. I love going back home! Blog designs are so perplexing- I keep looking to others for inspiration and hope I'm not taking too much 'inspiration' from them!

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  3. Loving the blog design! I like the flowers :)

    Ahhh Singapore :) I can't wait to visit again. MBS is just wow, and Orchard Road definitely is a must visit!
    Haha loving the first photo of the Durian ;)

    I love Singapore but I eventually get tired of the warm, humid climate :/ And I eat way too much hawker food and get sick haha

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    1. The weather was hotter than usual- last time I went back was in December and it was much cooler than this last trip. It's so humid and it kept raining... Makes you appreciate Australian weather. And thank you! Took a while to find a nice background.

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  4. Singapore is definitely on my list of places to visit! Though I'm not sure I could stand the heat and humidity - apparently my constitution isn't made to handle that (as my mother likes to continually remind me). Can't wait to see the rest of your haulage - because that picture is super modest by any standard :p How are you finding UD Naked 2? I thought you were dead set on Naked 1!

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  5. I ran in there wanting the Naked Basics to start off with but it was sold out! I swatched both Naked palettes and went with Naked 2 because there were lighter shades and I didn't see myself using more than the first five shades of the first Naked palette. I'm pretty happy with Naked 2- I'm using Bootycall, Tease, Suspect and YDK the most. And sorry to disappoint- I didn't get much more! Just a Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion, a mascara and clothes. I was spending 'hong bao' money instead of my own AUD so I only spent as much as I was given! It was much hotter than I expected- just that time of year, especially since the weather's starting to cool down here and just when we were getting accustomed to the heat it was time to return home.

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  6. What beautiful pictures and oh my goodness, those icecream sandwiches look amazing! I'm definitely in need of a holiday, glad to hear you had a great time in Singapore. It's always so great to walk and go out with minimal products on your face (basically no makeup!) as you feel so clean and fresh- and it definitely doesn't help with the immense humidity and heat up there!

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  7. It looks like an amazing trip! The ice cream sandwiches look delicious. I would love to visit Sigapore and travel around Asia.

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