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Wanderlust: Singapore Day 2

Posted on July 20 2015

In our previous post we covered my sister & I's first day in Singapore! If you haven't already checked it out, a couple of places we visited were Singapore Botanic Gardens, walking around Tiong Bahru & finally visiting SEA Aquarium.

We started off by heading to Orchard Road for a bit of a walkabout, then finally settled for PS Cafe at Paragon for lunch!

Bangers & Cauliflower Pea Mash at PS Cafe, Paragon, Orchard Road.

Food was your typical cafe price but in SGD, so it did hurt a little but the taste and presentation really made up for it. They have a queueing system in which you'll have to put in your reservation in their app at the entrance and you'll receive a call once they have a table for you.

Thankfully it was almost slightly pass lunch hour when we got there and didn't have too much of a wait. :) Service was prompt, quick and overall decent. Definitely a spot worth trying while you're in Singapore.

Post lunch, we remembered we wanted to check out the life sized Gundam that has landed in Singapore!

OOTD Theme: Day to Night.

The Gundams have landed in Orchard Road! | My sister wearing Cold Shoulder Crop Top & Paperbag Writer Shorts.

 

Found the perfect #OOTD spot! | Lulu wearing Cold Shoulder Crop Top & Paperbag Writer Shorts with a thrifted long coat!

Because we Googled and it seemed that Haji Lane was the place to be for all things hipster & artsy, we headed over to find out what the fuss was all about!

Arriving there, we were greeted by a long row of beautifully painted walls!

Loving the artwork & their beautiful use of colour! | My outfit of the day: Emily Flutter Crop Top with pleather shorts & bag from ASOS.

Seriously, I love my Emily Flutter Crop Top. It's the perfect shade of pale pink-blush that looks good on just about any skin tone, the lightweight chiffon fabric and the feminine flutter sleeves! Of course, not forgetting my obsession with any piece off-shouldered!

Walking along Haji Lane. | Insides of a chic shop.

Haji Lane is littered with little nooks for food, bar hopping & shopping! The selection available is simply divine! You can opt to have a quick bite with a beer at one shop, hop over to the next for a quick tattoo & then finally ending it all with a bit of shopping!

Attempting to take photos with the murals can prove challenging when the place is crowded, so some kiasu-ness is needed if you wanted to snap a quick OOTD shot there. As the area is about one long lane, you'll find yourself very quickly at the end. I reckon this place is more alive in the evenings when the drinking crowd hits.

Final #OOTD shot at Haji Lane! Gotta love my Emily Flutter Crop Top.

Leaving Haji Lane, we made our way towards our final destination of the day! Onwards to Gardens By The Bay!

It is worth noting that the walk from the MRT to the entrance of Gardens By The Bay is a bit of a walk, but no worries as the sides of the tunnel you're walking through is filled with glorious pictures of flowers, trees, plants etc. Preparing your eyes for the feast that the Gardens has in stored for you!

Inside the Cloud Forest and a Rafflesia made entirely out of Lego!

Upon exiting the tunnel, you have the option of walking towards the Cloud Forest/Flower Dome area to purchase your tickets or pay SGD2 for a return trip on their shuttle service. It is handy to note that the shuttle service stops operation at 545PM, so if you want to hang around there longer to catch the sunset, be prepared to make the walk back towards the MRT.

The Cloud Forest is definitely worth a visit! It can get a little chilly as it is meant to be at a lower temperature to showcase all the cooler climate plants, so if you're one to get chilly quick do opt to bring a jacket. Clearly I didn't get the memo and spent the time feeling a tad too cool for comfort.

I'm afraid of heights so I am holding on to the railing as I take a photo of the ground. :P Lulu thought it would be amusing to take a photo of me doing just that. :/

Next up, the Flower Dome!

We thought the Cloud Forest was crowded, but turns out the Flower Dome had way more people. Everyone just wanted to bask in the beauty of the world's flowers!

Oh, Hi! Please now expect a spam of pretty flowers!

Oh hey, and because the OOTD Theme of the day was Day to Night, my sister and I swapped out our casual shorts for a pair of dressy flared midi skirts. Clearly we both have an unhealthy obsession for midi skirts! Midi FTW! :D

Lulu swapped her Paperbag Writer Shorts for a flowy Orange Skirt paired up with Cold Shoulder Crop Top in Navy.

For the longest time I never knew what the SuperTrees were called and just kept making hand gestures to describe them. At least the hand gestures work because everyone seemed to know what I was referring to. :D

Just lying down next to the SuperTrees to rest my feet and edit/delete photos. :D
I'm pretending I am having a picnic. Really, my feet just ache from all the walking!
Attempted to use the camera's timer to take a photo together, clearly we didn't adjust it well enough. But at least you can see our heads. :D

Do stick around the area until sunset as the SuperTrees light up and it's lovely to see the sky change colour as the SuperTrees gradually light up. :)

We had a quick dinner at one of the restaurants next to the SuperTrees and let's just say it's a huge tourist trap so don't bother eating there unless you are desperately hungry and can't do the walk back to the MRT station.

Upon recommendation by my cousin, we headed off to Level 33 at MBFC Tower 1 for a quick drink. Or rather I drank and my sister sampled.

Beer Paddle at Level 33.

Level 33 is a micro-brewery that has a selection of 5 different types of beer ranging from a blonde lager to a dark stout. Each of them having their own unique flavour, so depending on what's your taste you're sure to find one that suits you. :)
Alternatively, just order the beer paddle to give their entire selection a try!

SuperTrees all lit up!

The walk from Gardens By The Bay to Level 33 is really worth it as you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view of Singapore! 

As we were there for just drinks instead of dining in, we were seated outside in their open air area and got to bask in this beautiful view of the city! We even caught a little of the light show! :)

After a long day, we headed home exhausted but happy and ready to conquer Universals Studios Singapore tomorrow!

Stay tuned!

Till next time!
xoxo,
Wei Ni.

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