The moment I saw Marina Bay Sands’ jaw dropping exterior from a magazine 2 years ago, I’ve had staying there take one of the top spots on my bucket list. Infinity pool 55 floors above ground that gives you the greatest view of Singapore’s skyline? Uhm, yes please! Here are some photos I was able to take on the dock early in the morning. With a view like this, and a sucker for landscapes like me, it’s a wonder I ever left!
I wore this beautiful cutout dress (slightly altered) from Clothes Off on my first day strolling around the city. Since Singapore has hot and humid weather like the Philippines, I figured a great way to keep cool while out and about was through strategically placed cutouts! That’s what I call “air conditioning”! And yes, I’m using this bag again. So sue me.
Look at that view! (Too much information but) I wish I could just jump in and care less about womanly problems!
Because it was a bright and shining day, filled with fun activities, I wore equally perky accessories! Beaded earrings from Love Eye Candy, Colored wood bangles from Maris and comfy sandals from Ichigo (which come in high heels too!) were my picks du jour.
Usually, wearing cutouts becomes a problem because it’s hard to find the right comfortable bra to wear with it. This dress is perfect because the cutouts are shaped to support a normal strapless or X-back bra! Piece of cake!
After all that sun soaking, we got a hungry and headed over to one of our favorite cheap thrills in Singapore- Wee Nam Kee! It’s right across the church when you get out of Novena station (red line) and it’s always jam packed with people! They serve the best Hainan Chicken (I’m pescatarian, so this seal of approval was given by family and friends!) and Tom Yao greens! Four of us ate there, ordered four dishes and drinks, fully stuffed ourselves and only paid $45 Sing dollars!
Meet Fiona and Sam, the super nice sisters behind Ellysage, one of Singapore’s leading online blogshops! I wore a piece from their collection some time ago (see here) and loved it so much! They took me to Haji Lane- sort of like Cubao X in Singapore. Since it’s insanely expensive to open up a shop in one of the main malls in the city, most young designers and local brands set up shop in Haji Lane instead. Each shop is so unique and cozy, I couldn’t help but linger in each and every store! I felt like I was in a different kind of Singapore!
One of my favorite shops is Threadbare & Squirrel. They have a ton of amazing stuff from different local designer, yet they still maintain a coherent brand image and appeal! I particularly loved their interiors and mens clothes (which I unfortunately wasn’t able to take photos of!)
After Haji Lane, we strolled down to Bugis Street. This is where most young Singaporeans shop, because everything is dirt cheap! It reminded me so much of Greenhills in our own Manila! The moment I saw the crowd, I immediately guarded my bag and camera as first instinct! Fiona laughed and told me I didn’t need to worry about that at all because Singapore is so safe! You can leave your bag at a public area overnight and it’ll still be there safe and sound the next day! AMAZING! We didn’t really shop much in Bugis save for some yummy snacks: Honey Chicken, Squid Balls and freshly squeezed juice! Be sure to get some if you ever decide to visit! It’s soooo good!
More on Singapore soon!x