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The Search for Great Places in Singapore

This weekend, I take a staycation and explore Singapore for hidden gems. Today was rather fruitful.

Here’s the day, in pictures.

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Breakfast @ The Plain. Said to be a Melbourne cafe in Singapore, it serves simple and unpretentious breakfast. Prices go from $3-15, with no service charge. With great service and a homey atmosphere, it was the best place to start the day.

Chanced upon this quaint bookstore after breakfast. Occupying both floors of the shophouse, Littered With Books has a good collection for both children and adults.

Popped by Group Therapy after the bookstore. Tucked away in the 2nd floor of a shophouse above an Italian restaurant, this little cafe is supposed to be a well-kept secret. Judging by the amount of people that came and went, I’m guessing the cover’s been blown.

Yes, another cafe. This one refurbishes vintage furniture and doubles up as a furniture store. ReStore keeps it simple, with coffee, waffles, bagels and cookies.

Guess what I spotted while on foot to Ann Siang Hill? Hello, Lomography Singapore 🙂

To the thrift store!

For vintage and thrift finds, visit Oakham Market in the basement next to Kki. For quaint stationery, magazines and accessories, visit The Little Drom Store that’s in the same space as Kki.

Strolled past this while on the way to the CBD. A rather small museum of sorts.

After spending the day in Duxton, Ann Siang and Tanjong Pagar, my feet somehow brought me here. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands was nothing spectacular except that it was rather huge and crowded. The walk there from the CBD (past Fullerton Bay Hotel), though, was very enjoyable.

Take a rest before joining the hustle and bustle that is Marina Bay Sands. Sit by the river and enjoy a book/the CBD skyline (not pictured here).

Blazing through the Shoppes, strolling on the Helix bridge, past Esplanade, into Citylink and cutting through Raffles City, Cat Socrates at Bras Basah Complex was a must. Go here for more quaint stationery, magazines and accessories.

Comfort food at Food For Thought to reward the feet for its day of hard work.

Now to unwind with a good book…

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Happy Source: Duxton/Ann Siang/Tanjong Pagar/CBD/Marina Bay/City Hall/Dhoby Ghaut, Singapore


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