When in SG, shop and eat and eat then eat a little bit more. Yes, you read it right. If there’s one thing to enjoy in the city of lion apart from going to top attractions and shopping is to indulge and experience the food. It’s definitely gonna bring Food coma I tell you.
When I was researching for my itinerary I made sure I will maximise my time going to the malls and famous hawker centres.
*Can I just say that my love for Singapore blossomed while reading Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. I purchased the book by sometime in September and I got hooked big time!. I even jotted down foods and hawker centres that the characters ate and went to. Imagine my amazement when I found myself standing in front of Lau Pa Sat!*
Anyway, below are the list of the places you can try to visit when you go to Singapore.
CHINATOWN FOOD STREET AND MARKET
Maxwell Hawker Centre
Hawker centres are open-air complexes housing many stalls that sell a variety of inexpensive food.
Most of the people I talked to and travel blogs I’ve read, if you’re going to eat, the best place would be in a hawker centre. One of these is the famous Maxwell Hawker. It’s just near the buddha tooth relic temple.
ION ORCHARD MALL
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Ion Orchard houses designer boutiques to fast fashion stores.
304 Orchard Road, Singapore 238863
Located just across the ION ORCHARD. You can buy cheap chocolates here for a very considerable price and there’s several money changers where you can exchange your money to SG Dollars.
370 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159953
One of the best place for factory outlet shopping.
It was a kind of a struggle to find this mall from Chinatown as my friend and I experienced a lot of mishaps while trying to find the correct spot to ride the bus going here. haha! That was one for the books, I must say. Good thing the Singaporeans we asked were kind enough to give us directions.
MARCHE AT VIVO CITY MALL
Skypark 03- 1, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 14, Singapore 098585
After going to Anchorpoint, I had to rush to Vivo City Mall to have dinner with my college friend, Carol. The place was perfect enough to dine and relax after a long and tiring day. What I love about this resto is that you will get a card then go to different stations then pick what you want then you pay afterwards. The decor and the ambiance is homey.
SHOPPES AT MARINA BAY SANDS
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
A shoppes paradise!
Broadway Food Centre Holdings Jln Besar Stadium
100 Tyrwhitt Rd, JLN Besar Stadium, Singapore 207542
Lau Pa Sat Hawker/Telok Ayer Market
18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Situated at the hear of Singapore central business district lies Telok Ayer or colloquially known as Lau Pa Sat.
Try the Char Kway Teow and dumplings, order a juice shake while sitting outside and relaxing after an exhausting walking and shopping around town.