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Here are some links to some of my posts that you might find useful. And of course, check out the food tab for more useful posts specifically on food!

Shopping to do in Europe and bring to Singapore
Cost of Living in Singapore - Shopping list for France
Cost of Living in Singapore - What I bought in France
Cost of Living in Singapore - What to buy in Singapore vs in Europe

Shopping in Singapore - Cost of Living in Singapore

Shopping in Tekka Centre
Cost of Living in Singapore - What does $75 get you in Sheng Siong supermarket?
Cost of Living in Singapore - What can you get for $50 at Tekka Centre
Mustafa Centre: aisles and aisle of chocolate
Cost of Living in Singapore - 60$ spent in Mustafa Centre food section
Books Actually - lovely independent book shop in Tiong Bahru
Shopping in Kampong Glam
Haji Lane shopping
Threadbare and Squirrel shopping on Ophir Road / Bali Lane
Some more Haji lane and Arab street shopping
Strangelets for funky gifts in Tiong Bahru
Bhutan Shop n Tiong Bahru - strange place......
Chillal on Haji lane for funky furniture and deco
Cost of Living in Singapore - How to source decent value wine in Singapore?
Christmas tree and Christmas decoration shopping

Settling into Singapore as an expat

My first visit to the doctors in Singapore
Scary thunderstorms in Singapore - Get used to them!
Househunting in Singapore
Living in Sin: When it rains in Singapore.... it pours
Our house in Townerville
Dengue fever (stupid mosquitos): I caught it, what that meant 
My first year here: my tips and recommendations for newcomers / expats in Singapore 
What I will miss about Singapore vs what I am looking forward to in Nice
6 months after leaving Singapore, how is life in Nice - repatriation

Useful links

Useful links and blogs for Singapore

Other random things

Internations Expat Survey 2014 - do you agree with the Singapore results?
Discounts on wine at Wine Family Singapore
The Entertainer Singapore - loads of one for one deals!
Update I sent to my family and friends after about a month
Emerald Hill - Gorgeous houses
Christmas decorations in Singapore 2012 - Orchard Road
Christmas decorations in Singapore 2013 - Orchard Road
Christmas decorations at Singapore Changi Airport
Random pictures from Singapore
Look and see trip to Singapore
Chinese New Year decorations in Chinatown in the lead up
Graffiti or commissioned art in Little India, Singapore?
Lo Hei - Yusheng - Noodle Tossing for Chinese New Year
Botanic Gardens - Orchids
Singapore Botanic Garden
More Graffiti / Commissioned art in Little India
Peranakan tiles and shophouse embellishments
Random signs and pictures of Singapore
Light show at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) from One Fullerton and the Merlion
Singapore shophouses - Petain Road, Jalan Besar and Emerald Hill
Wandering around from Little India to Kampong Glam
Mid-Autumn festival lanterns in Singapore's Chinatown
Invited to a launch event - My Life Inc for healthy living
My top Instagram pictures of the year: Food times 4, 1 cat
Top 10 most viewed posts of 2013
Singapore Chinatown - Year of the Horse preparation 
Singapore Chinatown - Year of the Horse - Chinese New Year Traditions
Singapore - Wandering around the Duxton Area on a Saturday afternoon
Singapore Changi Airport Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3
Wine Family Gathering 2014 - discount code for tickets inside!
The Entertainer application 2015 - 60$ for lots of discounts! 
The Eighth Note for Music Lessons at 2 locations
Top 10 most viewed posts of 2014

Eating out in Singapore - Restaurant Reviews

View Singapore food places blogged in a larger map

Dim Sum / Chinese food

Cherry Garden Champagne dim sum brunch 1
Cherry Garden Mandarin Oriental 2
Chinatown Seafood Restaurant 
Crystal Jade dim sum lunch
Din Tai Fung 1
Din Tai Fung 2
Din Tai Fung again!
Fragrant Hot Pot @ Bugis Junction
Imperial Treasure @ Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport
Lei Garden - Chinese New Year banquet (Lo Hei)
Paradise Inn - Terminal 1 - Changi Airport
Royal China - Dim Sum at Raffles Hotel
Royal China for Chinese New Year including Yusheng
Wah Lok @ Carlton Hotel
Yan Ting - Champagne dim sum brunch

Singaporean / Hawker

Candlenut for gorgeous Peranakan food
Changi airport terminal 2 - staff canteen / hawker centre
Changi airport Terminal 3 staff canteen and Ananda Bhavan
Food Playground - Singaporean Local Food Cooking Class
Grandma's - Local Food
Hjh Maimunah Restaurant and Catering - Malay Food on Jalan PisangLau Pa Sat at night - Satay on "Satay Street"
Makansutra - Gluttons Bay - Hawker at Esplanade
Old Airport Road Food Centre
PeraMakan @ Keppel Club for lovely Peranakan Food
Rochor - Thai food and Chicken rice
Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt, local hawker food in air conditioning :)
Steamboat on Beach Road - my first!
Thien Kee Steamboat - Golden Mile
Whampoa Drive Food Centre - hawker evening
Whampoa Drive Makan Place again
Wok and Barrel - Elevated Hawker Food in Duxton Hill

Brunches (champagne, prosecco, other..)

Artichoke Bar and Cafe brunch
Artichoke Lunch / Brunch V2
Artichoke we missed you
Cherry Garden Champagne dim sum brunch 1
Cherry Garden Mandarin Oriental 2
Equinox @Swissotel - St George champagne brunch
Jim Thompsons @ Dempsey Hill - Sunday Thai Brunch with Prosecco
Lime Restaurant @ Park Royal Pickering Champagne Brunch
Melt World Cafe - Champagne Brunch - lots of food options
Mezza9 - Champagne brunch in the Hyatt - Lots of food options
Yan Ting - Champagne dim sum brunch

Burgers and Western, French, Chocolate etc

Au Chocolat / Nine-Thirty - Chocolate and local food
Bergs Burgers
Bergs Burgers Take 2
Bergs Burgers again!
Brussels Sprouts - Belgian food on the East Coast
Fluff Bakery on Jalan Pisang for awesome cupcakes on Haji Lane (Halal Western food) 
Jaan at Swissotel Stamford - amazing fine dining 8 course lunch!
Max Brenner - Chocolate Galore
Merchants Cellar and Wine Bar
My Awesome Cafe - Telok Ayer
Nandos - my first piri piri chicken
Paul Bakery - new seasonal menu
Picky Potato and Porky Pork - Central Mall - Western
Praelum - the "Wingle" by Wine Family
Prive Cafe at the new Chijmes
The Hand Burger
The Prime Society - Dempsey Hill - Christmas party with work
Third and Sixth Bistrobar on Seah Street for great creative burgers
Tiong Bahru Bakery for good bu pricy baked goods


Where to eat Indian Food in Singapore?

Al Falah Barakh - prata in Joo Chiat as Midnight Snack
Ananda Bhavan - Serangoon Road
Ananda Bhavan V2
Azmi - Norris Road chapati corner shop
Banana Leaf Apolo for vegetarian rice plate
Breakfast and lunch at my customer's Indian stall
Farrer park hawker (Kitchener/Serangoon) - Yummy Indian food at our local hawker centre
Farrer Park (Kitchener/Serangoon) Indian hawker again
Farrer Park (Kitchener / Verdun) Indian stall at hawker centre on corner of Kitchener and Verdun Road
Fatiman's in Tekka - prata
Gokul Vegetarian food
Islamic Restaurant - Biryani
Khansama delivered by Foodpanda, with 10$ discount vouchers!
Khansama - North Indian in Little India
Khansama again - for my birthday
Khansama - Delivery
Komala Vilas Restaurant - Southern Indian in Little India
Komala Vilas Restaurant again - Indian food on Chinese New Year :)
Last meal before leaving Singapore - mine was dosa and prata
MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Rooms) - new to Singapore - Karnataka vegetarian food (Southern Indian)
Mumbai to Goa - Syed Alwi Road - Coastal Indian Food
Murugans Idli Shop - lovely dosa and uttapam
Murugan's Idli Shop again and this time we had the idli!
Mustard - Bengali / Punjabi food on Race Course Road
Prata House - Bugis+
Rochor: an indian stall opened
Saha Restaurant and Bar - Modern Indian food, tapas and cocktails
Sakunthalas ordered via FoodPanda
Spice Junction - Keralan Indian food on Race Course Road
Spice Junction - Take 2
Tandoor Restaurant - Fancy Indian at the Holiday Inn
Tandoori Corner - Lovely authentic Northern Indian on Balestier Road
Usman - Serangoon - Pakistani / Indian Food
Zam Zam - Singapore Murtabak and Biryani

Thai Food

First Thai on Purvis Street
Folks Collective - Authentic Thai food in China Square
Jai Thai - Cheap Thai food on Purvis Street
Jai Thai again
Jim Thompsons @ Dempsey Hill - Sunday Thai Brunch with Prosecco
Koh Nangkam Southern Thai Restaurant - North Bridge Road
Koh Nangkam Southern Thai moved to Jalan Kledek (revisit)
Rochor - Thai food and Chicken rice
Thai Smiles near Boat Quay
Yhingthai Palace on Purvis street


Jumbo Seafood at East Coast Seafood Centre
Long Beach Seafood Restaurant at East Coast Seafood Centre

Middle Eastern

Alaturka on Bussurah for Turkish food
Artichoke Bar and Cafe brunch
Artichoke Lunch / Brunch V2
Artichoke for dinner - Tuesday Tasting Menu
Artichoke all by myself for dinner
Artichoke we missed you
Artichoke for our last "single" brunch - Deviant Middle Eastern
Beirut Grill (and Maison Ikkoku)
Dervish - Turkish food in Kampong Glam
Istanbul Restaurant - Good Turkish food in Kampong Glam
Middle Eastern lunches in Kampong Glam after yoga
Pita Bakery for yummy pita (obviously) and hummus on Bali Lane
Overdough's - Artichoke's sister bakery
Urban Bites - Good cheap Lebanese food in Chinatown


Cafe Iguana - surprisingly good Mexican food close to Clarke Quay
Lucha Loco - Mexican food in Duxton Hill
Muchachos for yummy burritos on Keong Saik Road
Piedra Negra - Mexican on Haji Lane

Pizza / Italian

AltPizza for fun creative (DIY available) pizzas
Cicheti - Amazing pizza and pasta / Italian food on Kandahar street 
Cicheti part two - more pizza and pasta and desserts as well as panini!
Cicheti again - was craving pizza after Italy, great salads too
Napolizz pizza delivered via Foodpanda
Pizza Fabbrica for yummy innovative modern Italian food!
Pizzeria Mozza - not a bad pizza, even for a pizza snob like me ;-)
Ricciotti - was pretty good pizza actually!
Senso for prosecco brunch on Club Street
Singapore pizza recommendations
Spizza - Pizza in Singapore Take 2 - delivery


Coq and Balls - Tiong Bahru, Japanese/Western fusion
Food For Thought - Botanic Garden - Asian Western fusion
Praelum - Wine bar and restaurant in Duxton Hill

Other (including brunches/buffets with different types of food)

Chefs With Altitude 2013 - Opening party @ New Asia Bar, Swissotel Stamford
Equinox @Swissotel - St George champagne brunch
Food in hospital - Mount Elizabeth Novena
Huong Viet - Vietnamese on the East Coast
Melt World Cafe - Champagne Brunch - lots of food options
Marutama Ra-Men - Ramen noodles at Liang Court
Mezza9 - Champagne brunch in the Hyatt - Lots of food options
The Line Buffet, Shangri La - lots of food options
Tori-Q - Japanese fast lunch
Work lunches and More eating out
Week in Work Lunches
Work lunches and other eating out
Work lunches - Another collection of lunches in Singapore
Work lunches, snacks etc
Work lunches, snacks etc again
Work lunches and snacks (mostly dosa!)

Bars / Wine in Singapore

Alley Bar - Emerald Hill
Blu Jaz - our office local
Cider Pit - Joo Chiat Road
Divine Wine Bar (with the wine fairies / angels) in Parkview Square
L'Aiglon on Neil Road - great cocktails with a French twist
Loof Bar - Roof top fun
Loof again - with food and all
Maison Ikkoku for amazing cocktails
Merchants Wine Cellar and Store
Merchants again but for food
Mr Punch Rooftop Bar above Mint Museum
Nektar - fancy cocktails
O Batignolles - French wine in Club Street
OverEasy - One Fullerton for a good happy hour
Praelum - Wine bar and restaurant in Duxton Hill
Prince of Wales - Dunlop Street - Little India
Red Dot Brewhouse - Dempsey Hill
Tanuki bar for $10 Happy Hour Martinis
The Book of Daniel Boey launch event - Remy Cointreau and Bacchanalia bar cocktails  
The Wine Creek - great customer service

Cafes in Singapore  


  1. Hi there,

    You have a very interesting and helpful blog! I have a friend who is moving to Singapore soon so I passed on the link to your blog for them. Keep up the good work!
    Duncan In Kuantan

    1. Thanks! Much appreciated :-) Thank you for taking the time to comment and tell your friend to get in touch if they need any help.

  2. Also, they can like my Facebook page to be informed of updates :)

  3. Hi, I'm the friend who is possibly moving to Singapore! Thank you for the practical and useful information. I spent all day yesterday trying to dive in and learn as much as possible, but really just scratched the surface.

    1. Welcome! Feel free to ask me any questions you have. We have been here 5 months. Still a lot of firsts to come for us but will answer as best I can. And recommend food :)

  4. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog today and was pleasantly surprised to note how your enthusiasm and love for this small dot made me appreciate my country more. It's actually quite a refreshing change of perspective, considering how we tend to complain a lot and take everything for granted, so yes, thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy staying here. =)

    1. Thanks so much! That really put a smile on my face :) Glad you enjoyed the blog and indeed, one of my main traits would be enthusiasm ;-) And I do really like Singapore and exploring my new home


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