Category: island I adore

Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa (Part 2) – family staycay heaven

[After Part 1 of our review on the rooms, pools and service of Rasa Sentosa, here’s more on our recent experience there.] Breakfast at the Silver Shell Cafe So how was the buffet breakfast at the Rasa Sentosa? In one word, impressive. The Silver Shell Cafe is one of the largest breakfast and dining areas I’ve seen in a hotel. Its… Read more →

Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa (Part 1) – impeccable service, sprawling grounds, beautiful pools

We had a short staycation at Rasa Sentosa recently and it was such a good break from city life! We had heard so much about how kid-friendly it was, and our experience attests to it. One of the first hotels in Sentosa, Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa was established in 1993. It underwent an extensive 10-month makeover in 2010,… Read more →

Mid Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2016 + Tribal Tempo Floral Display

Mid-autumn is one of my favourite seasons at the Gardens by the Bay. We actually visited the Gardens twice, in September alone. The first time with some relatives from my maternal family, when we had a great lunch at Peach Garden Noodle House, followed by a stroll around the gardens. The second time was to experience the beautiful lantern light-up… Read more →

Tulipmania Rediscovered

It’s tulip season again at Gardens by the Bay! I like how GBTB has themed the displays this year, going back to the Ottoman origins of the beautiful flower. The first wild tulips actually originated from the mountains of Central Asia in the 16th century, and can be seen in the crockery, tiles and fabrics of the Ottoman empire. We were… Read more →

Grassroots book room 草根书室

Tucked along Bukit Pasoh Road is a Chinese bookshop named “草根书室“. It translates to Grassroots Book Room – which somehow just doesn’t give the same feel. 新加坡是一个金钱挂帅的社会,大家都急着开能赚大钱的生意。这样的书室近年来已寥寥无几。它的生存,一定不容易。租金,工资等,肯定是非常大的开支。它的存在,象征毅力,象征一种不屈不挠的精神,不是吗? It is a wonderful book room, and there is so much to see. A post card caught my eye, so I bought two, one which I mailed to a friend. It prompted a… Read more →

BB Share A Gift 2015 and the Angel Tree Project

BB Share A Gift It’s the time of year again to actively partner with the Boys Brigade in contributing food to the needy. After volunteering as poster girls last year, we definitely wanted to continue this annual tradition of giving. The girls were really enthusiastic, and K helped to choose four of every type of Ayam Brand Tuna (and 10… Read more →

Springleaf Prata Place

This is our latest find. The ambience is near zero, but the pratas are a perfect 10. There is an outlet at Upper Thomson Road, and one newly opened at Rail Mall, but the one we visited (photo of shopfront as above) was at Jalan Tua Kong (in the same row of shophouses as Blooie’s, for those familiar with the… Read more →