SINGAPORE - It's Day 3 of 4 at Singapore! Today will be more on shopping and strolling around Orchard Road, China Town and try foods at the famous Hawker stalls.
[TRAVEL]: First-timer In Singapore, Day 3 Of 4 - Orchard Road, China Town, Hawker Stall, Bugis Street
Oct 17, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
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Singapore Travelogue Series:
- [TRAVEL] : First-timer in Singapore, Day 1 of 4
- [TRAVEL] : First-timer in Singapore, Day 2 of 4 - Universal Studios, Marina Bay Sands
- First-timer In Singapore, Day 3 Of 4 - Orchard Road, China Town, Hawker Stall, Bugis Street
- [TRAVEL] : First-timer In Singapore, Day 4 Of 4 - Sim Lim, Mustafa Center, Changi Airport
- [TRAVEL] : A day in Universal Studios Singapore
Check out their bus transportation. The very first thing we notice is how organize Singaporeans are. One door is dedicated as an entrance while the other is for the exit. And yes, they follow those simple rules in which it cannot be found in our country.
Orchard Road is known for being the "shopping district" of Singapore. A 2.2 kilometer long boulevard with lots of shops to choose from.
Along the way, we notice a lot of banners, stalls and art decorations for their upcoming events such as Singapore Fashion week, 28th SEA Games and SG at 50. Too bad, we won't be able to watch those events as since we will be heading back to Manila the next day.
We've heard that Singapore have sudden rain downpours at random and could get pretty crazy during heavy rains. Good thing it just rained for 5 minutes and wasn't that heavy.
Walking a 2.2 kilometer road and stopping almost at every shop is no big joke. We were exhausted so we decided to have our lunch at a hawker stall which Singapore is known for.
But before that, let us show you a picture of the train we rode headed to Serangoon. We wanted to explore the city where tourist unusually visit. And yes, the train is almost empty. Having only 3 passengers. 2 of us plus some unknown guy.
So we tried roast chicken and duck plus strawberry and watermelon shake. Not bad.
After lunch, we headed to Chinatown and do some shopping. If you plan to buy accessories for your cellphone like a selfie stick, fisheye + macro lens (which I bought), do buy it here. I notice that the prices here are cheaper compared to the prices we have in malls and tiangges at Manila. Price difference is about 200 pesos. Haggle for prices! If they do not agree with your price, just move on to the next stall. There's a lot of stalls around Chinatown.
Sri Mariamman Temple. We decided not to go inside anymore.
We tried LlaoLlao and Koi. LlaoLlao is a frozen yogurt wherein you could pick a variety of toppings you want to add. Since the yogurt was so awesome, we forgot to take a picture of it.
I love the taste of this Koi Milktea. It was given to us by my partner's relatives whom we met at Chinatown.
Singapore is known to be one of the cleanest cities in the world but was surprise to find this, though this is very rare.
Spending the afternoon with my partner's relatives and touring us at different places around the metro, it was time for us to depart ways. We really thanked them for showing us around Singapore despite the lack of time. We hope we could see them around soon the next time we visit Singapore.
Bugis street is known for midnight shopping and the hawker stalls. We opted to have our dinner here but was not able to catch up with the hawker stalls since it was past 10PM already. But good thing, there was this one stall that is still open so we decided to dine here instead.
On our way back to our hotel, we saw this road sign. Feeling like we're back in Manila.