Last February, JRunway flew me to Singapore for a campaign shoot. I arrived a day earlier to visit my older brother who’s been living there since October last year. It also gave me an excuse to take a break and go shopping!
Shopping at Orchard is the best thing ever. One of the reasons why I can never quit going to Singapore is the tax-free shopping. I feel like tax-free shopping discourages me from going all-out in Manila, since I know I can get things for a cheaper price elsewhere. Case in point, getting 10% off on electronics in Japan.
The view from Mandarin Gallery.
My youngest brother showed me to this place called Wood Would.
A treasure trove of everything quirky and adorable.
Everything in this store begs the question – IT’S SO CUTE OMG I WANT IT… BUT DO I NEED IT?
Toys for the cool kids.
Unfortunately, these Marc Jacobs x Coke bottles weren’t on sale! u_u
Stationary in front of stationery.
For all the awesome people in our lives.
Urban people (me semi-included).
WHEN IN ION ORCHARD. Can I keep the whole COS store, please?
Of course, I also went to the Kate Spade Saturday on the lower floor. Need to buy everything before they totally disappear.
Met up with my brother at a Starbucks in City Hall.
He was super busy so we just had Skinny Pizza at the food court! Loved this squid ink pizza!
The next morning, my younger brother and I went to ION Orchard again to visit ION Sky. No entrance fee, omg
I’ve never had a good aerial view of Singapore before, so I figured this time would be the perfect time to finally cross it off the list.
Marina Bay Sands from afar!
Comfortable dressing because IDK IF IT’S JUST ME but is Singapore warmer than Manila?
The future is now.
Real vs fake.
Quick outfit shots. Dress from Zara, bag from Kate Spade Saturday, flats from Pedro.
This is why it’s awesome to travel with my younger brother. I end up going to really good restaurants for my meals.
Normally I eat really crappy food when I’m on my own because I hate having to go through the process of ordering at restaurants when I’m rushing to visit as much touristy spots as I can.
I need to have big windows in my future home.
After lunch, we walked around Orchard some more, and I got kind of lazy to take photos. We did go to Haji Lane later that afternoon, but I’ll save those photos for another post.
Lots of unique-looking shoes in Singapore. Harajuku street style fans would go crazy.
Orchard at night.
‘Til the next Singapore post! I’m actually going again next week, but not for work this time. Hopefully, I get some much needed rest and relaxation since most of my trips this summer have all been work-related.