Monthly Archives: March 2013

A trip to Sentosa beach – a bit of sun is good for everyone!

Sentosa

Sentosa

Saturday morning found us at Sentosa yet again – yes, we were here last night with the dinner at The Cliff. This time, we were here with the GLS to get some beach time in (mainly for the better half as he is SOOO pale)

Now, as many of you might know (or maybe not) I don’t like the sun very much, as I have old scars that show up a lot more when I catch a bit of sun – and I am SOOO conscious of these. Nonetheless, we went and after applying my SPF110 on, I was ready to go.

Sentosa has 4 beaches – all prestine (much like the rest of Singapore) We went to Siloso Beach. Here are some pictures from that day:

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Yes Yes Yes – we knew we were on Siloso beach – not for lack of signage though!

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The water was warm – thank’s to the 34deg temperature that day!

It took me about 15 minutes to funny submerge myself in the water – I hate being wet!

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Palm trees everywhere – they thrive in this weather!

So very idyllic

So very idyllic

GLS mucking about

GLS mucking about

There's a zip line that You can also get on - we didn't though - I'm way too scared!

There’s a zip line that You can also get on – we didn’t though – I’m way too scared!

I don’t know if this picture is big enough for you to see the person hanging off the zip line. Me? On the zip line? Are you having a laugh?! Hahahaha. Chicken much? HELL YEAH!

There are LOADS of other things to do on Sentosa besides the gorgeous beaches, check it out here.

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The Cliff

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We love the cliff – for so many reasons.  When we started dating in 2004, this was one of the first places we went to. Set in Sentosa within the The Sentosa Resort and Spa hotel, this gem is hidden away tucked within a vast amount of greenery and overlooking the South China Sea. Continue reading

Bali Thai

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In a funny turn of events, our neighbour A, which whom we are good friends with, happened to do a stop over in Singapore on his way to dive in Indonesia. He came to our wedding and so knew some of my cousins and we all decided to go out for dinner.  One of my cousins is Muslim and so we went to Bali Thai – a fusion of Balinese-Thai food – halal too!. The restaurant is OK – nothing out of the ordinary – basically nothing that would blow your head off – I did like the starter and the dessert but the Thai Curry was not to my liking, too tame in my opinion. Here are some pictures I took; Continue reading

Din Tai Fung

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The better half had meetings all day an so I thought i would meet him in town for lunch.  We ended up at Din Tai Fung – a specialty chinese restaurant that churns out little parcels of luscious pork dumplings. Here’s what the restaurant says;

Michelin star awarded and ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung has its roots dating back to Taiwan 40 years ago.

With its famous signature xiao long baos (steamed pork dumplings) and heart-warming steamed chicken soup, this authentic Taiwanese restaurant has been making waves with branches throughout the world, including Singapore, Thailand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and USA.

Ive been here before so I knew what to expect – the better half loved it when he tried it, so I was really happy.  Its really cheap for what it is as well – I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone visiting Singapore.  Here’s some of the pictures I took: Continue reading

My skin is just not coping with the heat…bring on the Sloane Clinic Singapore

The Sloane Clinic Singapore

The Sloane Clinic Singapore

Its always summer in Singapore – it averages 34deg everyday and its humidity is between 70% – 90%.  It’s sunshine everyday here (you do get the odd thunderstorm) but other than that – the one thing you can be sure of is sunshine – and lots of it. Continue reading

The Raffles Hotel – Don’t mind if I do!

 

The Raffles Hotel

The Raffles Hotel

The giraffe legged sister recently got herself a lovely job over at the kind people of HP – and to give us a treat, she decided to bring us out to a buffet at the best hotel in Singapore (in my own opinion).  It is where I wanted to get married at – but they didn’t have the ballroom available on that day I wanted.  The gorgeous Raffles Hotel, with its colonial roots and hacienda style layout is a sight to behold – large open spaces and plenty of flowers everywhere.  Its home to 103 rooms – of various sizes. In all its glory of 125 years, it has remained a legend in its own class and I would highly recommend coming here, even if its for a quick Singapore Sling in the Long Bar (where this drink was born) Upon entering, you are welcomed by Sikh doormen who usher guests through an ornate lobby that seems unaltered from the turn of the century – everything here seems old school but new in a strange way. Its like walking through time that’s been polished up a little. No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to The Raffles Hotel. Continue reading

Man Fu Yuan

Man Fu Yuan

Man Fu Yuan

Right – I am back to normal with the timezones.  Thursday was a write off – our sleeping patterns were all over the place, we didn’t know if it was Wednesday or weetabix! But I am back now, and ready to properly start my holiday!

Today we are going to meet up with some friends who used to rent our flat back in London – they have been posted back to Singapore now which is a shame as we got on famously!  We have a reservation for 730pm at the Intercontinental Hotel’s Man Fu Yuan restaurant – Cantonese fine dining.  I was uber excited! Continue reading

13 hours later… the eagle has landed… just about!

The flight took about 13 hours – which, is long.  Finally, the eagle has landed. You do get used to it though as I’ve done this flight tons of times.  There are also a ton of movies to watch, which saves us a ton of money (if we don’t watch them on the plane we make sure we see them at the cinema).  Then there is the Duty Free On-Board shopping, not to mention the secret trolley of sweets and chocolate when the lights go dim in the cabin (just ask the stewards/stewardesses!) Continue reading