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Singapore: Second, Third & Fourth Stop – Tiong Bahru, Haji Lane and Bugis.

Delicious food, aromatic coffee, unique interior, hipster area, friendly people – I’ll be there.
These are the kind of places whereby I really look forward to whenever I travel with Fatty, instead of the usual tourism spot.

Where: Tiong Bahru Bakery
What: Pastries and Coffee

So I heard that Tiong Bahru Bakery has got the best croissant in Singapore and yours truly here is a very croissant kind of person.
I love eating a good croissant.
I too heard that Tiong Bahru is one of Singapore’s hipster area as there are more and more unique cafes opening up in this rather old area.
I’d say, old is definitely the new black.

#1 Don’t let their name fool you.

#2 I thought it was a grab and go concept and I was shocked when I saw all the seats filled up with people. And so I thought to myself, this must be good.

#3 They sell croissants, danish, tarts, and even hamburgers.

#4 They too have brownies and cakes, you will be spoil by choices.

#5 A guide for you if you do not know how to differentiate coffees.

#6 Spot the tote bag? I WANT! I also like their wooden door that swings both way.

I bought a croissant ($3.20) and a raisin danish ($3.50) for me and fatty to share.
I’d love to try out their coffee too in the future if I ever goes back.
Both the croissant and danish were pretty decent but only if I can eat it while it’s hot, it’ll be even better.
Fatty who loves croissant as much as I do thinks that Tiong Bahru Bakery’s croissant tasted normal kind of good.
Then he started telling me how AWESOME this croissant he had in Hong Kong was whereby he queue for an hour just to buy it.

OKAY! Don’t be so cocky next time I fly to Hong Kong just for croissant!

56 Eng Hoon St
#01-70 Singapore 160056
+65 6220 3430
8am – 8pm daily (Close on Tuesday)

Where: Open Door Policy (ODP)
What: Modern Bistro

For lunch, we headed to ODP as knows as Open Door Policy which is just few streets away from Tiong Bahru Bakery.

#7 Is this the most creative name or the most random name?


#9 I absolutely love their interior and it was full too when we were there. /Jackpot

#10 These steel ceilings used by ODP reminded me of Acme’s.

#11 We sat by the open kitchen which I do not have a single problem with. I love seeing chefs do their thing.

#12 Latte, $5.50.

#13 Wild mushroom risotto with truffle crumbs, $22. Mushroom risotto was great as it tasted slightly different from the normal ones I ate and the white mushroom you saw on top of that risotto, it is actually raw.

#14 Green gazpacho with scallop ceviche and fresh coriander, $16. I haven’t tasted anything quite like this before, it was a cold soup. Every mouth I took is full with surprise and the scallops aren’t cook which is the way it’s meant to be. It doesn’t taste awful at all, it just tasted different. I cant take in a big amount as my tummy started acting weird but this soup taste nothing like bad.

#15 Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toasted ciabatta with spinach and fresh herbs, $21. Love this dish, portion was big and the amount of smoked salmon they gave was generous. Scrambled eggs were soft and the best part was that the ciabatta wasn’t hard and chewy.

#16 The three of us.

#17 Why cant they just give me a decent look?

19 Yong Siak Street
(Yong Siak View)
Singapore 168650
Tel: +65 6221 9307
Fax: +65 6221 9032

Where: Tiong Bahru
What: Cafes and Shops

Walked around Tiong Bahru’s neighbourhood to check out more cafes and shops.

#18 There he go again, appearing in my picture nonchalantly.

#19 Social Haus, a cafe I’d like to try out someday in the future too.

#20 Books Actually that obviously sells books.

#21 Books Actually is not your ordinary book store as the books they sell is a lot more different from all the mainstream books. Just go and have a look if you’re a book lover and happens to be around Tiong Bahru.


Where: Haji Lane
What: Boutiques

Told you my days at Singapore was jam packed, we went from one stop to another.
Haji Lane was next and this is the place Fatty suggested that we go have a look at.


#24 Fatty and mini me at Haji Lane.

#25 Haji Lane is somewhat like our Bangsar Telawi conquered by boutiques but I adore Haji Lane’s building more.
Love the windows on the upper level.

#26 Displays were a lot nice compared to Bangsar’s too, very creative and put together.

#27 Love the plants! Now you get what I meant?


#29 Don’t spoil market lah you.

#30 Must kacau and try on glasses.

#31 And I must take picture of self.

#32 Just a candid of me and Dennis while we rest outside a bar that was closed.

Where: Bugis Street
What: Affordable shopping

Bugis Street is the only shopping place for me at Singapore because everything sold there is so much cheaper compared to malls.
The area was big enough for me to shop and what was on their display rack was a lot more similiar to what I saw at Bangkok or Sungai Wang.
The prices were hiked up quite a lot since I know how incredibly cheap it is to get the stocks from Bangkok which made me reluctant to shop anymore.

My legs were really sore too so we made it a quick one and I managed to buy 2 pair of shorts.
At least I bought something, so mission accomplished.

#33 Fatty bought something too, a pair of sunnies for his rave. But no, not this pair.

#34 This is one of the cutest sunglasses I’ve came across and I hesitated for awhile if I should bring it home. $15, not wise.

Where: Maison Ikkoku
What: Cafe, Boutique and Bar

Last stop for the day before Zouk Out Day 2 was Maison Ikkoku.
There’s three floors altogether and the first floor is a cafe, second is a boutique, while the highest floor rest their bar.

#35 Felt like I walked into an entirely different country, with mosque right in front of me and coconut trees along the way. A very nice place to just sit and relax.

#36 From the name of it, I was hoping to have our dinner there expecting some Japanese or Fusion food but all I got in the menu was all day breakfast.

Cant do breakfast after our meal at ODP so we just sat and have coffee instead since coffee is their main specialty anyway.

#37 My pictures don’t do this place any justice.

#38 Dennis’ tea as he’s not quite a coffee person.

#39 Our Vanilla Latte which I absolutely love.

We wanted to check out Maison Ikkoku’s bar too but it was closed. :(
It’ll be really nice to sit on the top floor overlooking the mosque and people passing by.

Maison Ikokku
20 Kandahar Street Singapore 198885
T +65 6294 0078
F +65 6294 2616

Love all the cafes we went, love all the food we ate, and love all the coffee we drank.

Singapore : First Stop – Cocotte.

Where: Cocotte @ Wanderlust Hotel
What: French Cusinie

It was more than ten years ago when I last step foot on Singapore.
Although it was more than a decade but my memories are still vivid.
There was a period where I really had lots of fun and laughters at Singapore with my family and there was also a period whereby flying over to Singapore broke my heart.

When I was 11 I flew over to Singapore with my brother, just the two of us to check out on our dad who was then receiving medical help for his sickness.
Maybe this was the reason as to why flying to Singapore no longer excites me. Singapore suddenly sounds so ……… unhappy after all those things I went through there.
And another reason is of course, THE CURRENCY.

I’d rather fly to Thailand but this time I’m glad that I finally get to visit Singapore all over again despite the currency that makes me cringe.
I was at Singapore for four days and boy I must say, that was definitely a very jam-packed-tiring-trip.

#1 We were suppose to leave at 7.30 in the morning but everything got delayed to two hours late and it took us about 3 and a half hours to reach Singapore. We didn’t really want to speed knowing that there’s a lot of speed trap camera along the highway. Better safe than sorry.

#2 Drive till sot sot dei jor.

The first thing we did upon reaching Singapore was to go for lunch at Cocotte which was located inside Wanderlust Hotel.

#3 There’s this very annoying fact about my boyfriend is that he always tends to accidentally appear in my pictures. His head, his arm, his feet, his finger, or even his hair. Try to spot him in my Singapore pictures and see who got the most ‘Fatty’.

Prize: A full length picture of my Fatty.

#4 A very comfortable setting with warm and rustic interior.



#7 Colourful kettles on top of the wine fridge.

#8 The window that we sat by let the amount of right sunlight in and I also fancy their table setting.

#9 My partner :)

#10 Maybe I was trying to look like a mouse seeing that I was wearing a Mickey Mouse pullover.

Fatty tried to read the comic strip and it said ‘Been trying to phone, your line has been busy’.
What kind of a lame comic is that?

We ordered a lunch set for $35 which comes with a soup, main, dessert, and coffee or tea in addition to another ala-carte to share.

#11 Mushroom soup with truffle oil which surprisingly tasted so so good, it might just have been the best mushroom I’ve tasted by far. It could be the truffle oil but whatever it was, this is one damn good mushroom soup.

#12 Gratin of Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage, and Gnocchi Parisenne – $20. This is a very cheesy and full filling ala-carte and as you can tell by the size (HAHA), Fatty loves this dish. It was a little too cheesy for me but the butternut was tasted quite good.

#13 Roasted Sea Bream and Persillade. I much preferred Roasted Sea Bream than Roasted Butternut Squash on that day. The fish was fresh, the simple taste was just nice with a tinge of lemon.

#14 Fatty trying to create an-obviously-fail-coffee-art.

#15 Dessert served was Chocolate Tart which I surprisingly quite like. I am never a chocolate person and so is Fatty but we almost finished off the whole tart if it weren’t for our-full-to-the-brim-tummy. Very chocolaty with very little sweetness in it, just the way I like it.

Nothing innovative about their french menu like Nathalie’s but nonetheless it was a good meal.
I have to repeat, I especially like their mushroom soup!
Inclusive of tax, our first lunch came up to about $65+. I don’t even want to convert and find out how much(Ringgits) I’ve spent on that lunch alone.
Go for their set lunch which I think is really worth it but do take note Cocotte’s set lunch is only available on weekday from 12pm to 2.30 pm.

No. 2 Dickson Road
Singapore 209494
+65 6298 1188


Mondays to Saturdays
1200hrs – 1430hrs
(Last order 1400hrs)

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1830hrs – 2230hrs
(Last order 2200hrs)

Fridays to Saturdays
1830hrs – 2300hrs
(Last order 2230hrs)
Closed on Sundays

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1200hrs – 1500hrs
(Last order 1430hrs)

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First Lunch on The First Day of the Year @ Levain

I guess my title says it all.
Yes, the first lunch I have for the year after waking up from the sleep after broga hill and checking out from the service apartment.
Ben brought me here and I’m amazed.

* I heart this place.

* A very cozy and relaxing place to just sit back, grab a coffee and read a book. Should have snap pictures of the interior as well but forgotten.

* One thing that’s not good enough is the service they provide. Too many customers, too little workers. I waited for my tomato soup for about an hour, go figure.

* Mushroom Kinoko Crispy Pizza – Rm4.80.

* Raisin Cheese and Raisin Danish – Rm2.90 and Rm3.60.

Price wise, I personally think that it’s rather decent.
Tomato soup costs Rm6.90 while our Aglio Olio (nothing to rave about) costs Rm12.50.
Shall try the others out next time if I have the chance.

* Love him extra much that day for bringing me to Levain. If you followed my twitter, you should know I’m a big fan of pastries.

Really, how can you not love pastries? They’re so awesome! :9
Pastries are ♥ !

LeVain Boulangerie Patisserie
No. 7 Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Imbi, (right beside Fukuya)
55100 Kuala Lumpur
03 – 2142 6611
Open: 8am to 8pm – DAILY.

P/S: Do check this out since mine is no where near detail because I was busy eating and admiring the place.

Rm3.60 at Starhill

Rm3.60? At starhill?
What’s that?

Louis Vuitton?
Yeah, I wish too. Hah.
It’s tea break at Starhill, which only cost Rm3.60 per item.
Isn’t the deal great although it isn’t Louis Vuitton.

It’s at the floor below the entrance, not all the restaurants though. Only some.
The only one I remember is Shook, and Fisherman Cove.
Went to Shook on the second last day with the boys.

* Guess what he’s doing. (nice shot ler? *self praise* wtf)

* Not liking the picture I took of the foods, only boys picture. My sifu and Gavin taking ciggie break.

* And of course, my reflection.

Food at Shook is only so so, seriously. Wouldn’t want to give it a second try if you ask me.
But I guess they’ll taste better if there isn’t any promo.

Went to Starhill again on the last day with my girls, trying a different restaurant this time.

* Foon and me.

* Eva and Yan, both my coursemates.

* I tried Fisherman Cove this time.

* The drinks which cost Rm3.60 too. Do not order the drinks if you can, doesn’t taste nice at all.

* Lamb that cost three sixty. :D

* Carbonara Spaghetti.

* Beef Satay.

Fisherman’s Cove taste a whole lot better than Shook in my opinion. Their food is a lot more tastier.
Their Carbonara Spaghetti is goooood, really creamy. Me like.
For the portion, of course it won’t be big.

One Carbonara Spaghetti and a plate of lamb is enough to fill up my tummy but if it ain’t enough, an additional bowl of soup will be just nice.
Well, at the end of the day it ain’t THAT cheap but lunching at Starhill for three sixty a plate, hell that’s a pretty good deal.

Now the promo is back, I’m not sure till when but do go there and have a good tea break with your friends.
Only available from 3pm to 6pm.
I’m going again tomorrow!! heh! (: