Day 2 of 9
Hello Wanderlust, It’s day 2 and we went out as early as possible to explore Singapore. First, we went to Vivo city, did a little shopping and then indulged at Food Republic before we jump off on a fun-filled day at Sentosa Island plus I meet up with my best friend Gelai and dine out at the famous China Town.
0800 – 1130 Waterfront & Vivo City
1130 – 1230 Food Republic
1300 – 1830 Sentosa Island
1900 – 2130 Chinatown
First Stop Vivo City, located in the Harbour front area, we simply ask the hotel staff for the nearest bus stop and used my cousin’s EZ link card for convenience. Vivo city is one of the largest retail malls in Singapore and one of my fave to date. It houses several local and imported brands. It also serves as a gateway for Sentosa Island, Universal Studio and the Resort World.
HOW TO GET TO VIVO CITY? You can easily hop in a taxi but for the local feels, you can check the train and bus details below. 🙂
MRT: Take the North East Line or Circle Line, and alight at the Harbour Front Station.
Bus Services: 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, NR1, NR6, RWS8
Of course, we did some shopping (hahaha) just kidding, I only juse bought a few items I need and soon after we embarked on another food adventure this time in Food Republic – a diners heaven for Asian cuisine.
Padang steamed rice served with various choices of pre-cooked dishes originated from Padang City, the capital of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Nasi Padang is a miniature banquet of meats, fish, vegetables, and spicy sambals eaten with plain white rice, it is Sumatra’s most famous export and the Minangkabau’s great contribution to Indonesian cuisine.
Usually served with a hot spicy sauce sambal and include various garnishes, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, and hard-boiled or fried egg.
Bak Kut Teh or Bah Kut Teh refers to Meat Bone Tea. This somehow originated from the Chinese cuisine where they simmered pork ribs along with spices and herbs. In spite of its name, there is no tea in the dish but it is always serve with Oolong tea and Chinese believes that this certain tea dilutes fat.
Surely, My boo and I had a real good time devouring all these Asian delicacies. After lunch, we then decided to burn it out by checking out the roof deck. By the way, there’s so many picture-perfect spot here, but I find myself getting my feet wet instead.
Our third stop for the day, the Sentosa Island. There are several ways on how to get to the island, but since we’re in Vivo City, we just need to hop on the mono train near Food Republic. I will have another blog entry on Sentosa Island as this post can’t cover the fun we had there – It’s going to be a long long post.
Let’s continue to the last stop for the day — the CHINATOWN. From Sentosa, we took the mono train again back to Vivo City and from there we hop on the MRT and stops at NE4. Chinatown is known for its cheap food and a shopping stop for souvenirs.
Do we fly for foods? I suppose, because we’re satiated again as we’re so full of these scrumptious and stomach filling goodies. I can’t even describe how tasty and savory it was. Obviously, this is one of the most affordable places to eat when you’re in Singapore. So many food stalls to choose from and lots of knick knacks to check out.
As always, Thank You again for reading. If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to use the comment area below. 💋
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