Singapore is a shopping haven. Orchard Road, for one, is essentially a long stretch of malls with selections ranging from luxury to local brands. Everything is here (with 7% GST refund, heh!), but I only buy items that I can afford, especially from brands that are yet to have branches in the Philippines. Well, with the exception that some brands are cheaper in SG than in PH.
Finally, ION Orchard. I hope that I will be able to save enough for random trips to SG just to watch my favorite bands perform for free. Blue was their guest for their first anniversary. They recently had Boys Like Girls a month before my visit. Someday, fangirl.
After we braved the heat to look for Makansutra Glutton’s Bay (which is only open at night #researchfail), we ended up having lunch at ION Orchard instead.
They had a food court similar to malls in Thailand, only that there are no more reloadable cards/payment goes directly to the merchant. I made a beeline straight to the Hainanese chicken, because the second thing on my travel agenda is to eat this dish at least twice.
I ate Hainanese chicken everyday, by the way. Which explains why I stopped eating chicken for a while when I came back to Manila.
One of the malls in Orchard Road that caught my eye was Takashimaya. The inside of the mall is very posh (what with Laduree welcoming you). And get this, a floor for a bookstore! I’ve read about Kinokuniya prior to my trip (you can search for the availability of the book you want). It’s too overwhelming, though, to see endless rows of bookshelves; I didn’t expect their selection/store to be that huge!
And this is our favorite. I can imagine the smell as I type this. So delicious. You won’t even need a knife to slice the pork. Perhaps they pounded on the meat a million times. Haha.
Can someone franchise this here? Haha. I’m getting hungry.
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