Posts tagged "singapore"

Lion City

My mom has been wanting to watch a musical for quite some time now, so when she found out that The Lion King was playing in Singapore, she convinced my Lola to take us on a last minute end-of-summer trip. 

Lion King

We stayed at the Mandarin Orchard hotel on Orchard Road. It’s an amazing hotel that’s right smack in the middle of all these malls! I definitely recommend it if you plan on visiting Singapore. We arrived at the hotel pretty late because we took a bus instead of a cab (big mistake, it took 1 1/2 hours). So we ended up having dinner in the chinese restaurant inside the hotel. 

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I’ll be adding a few more posts about the trip soon! Just prepare yourselves for a whole lot of food and buildings! 


Burning Silhouette

Singapore day 2 started out at China Town for some shopping! My Owa went a tad crazy in one store, so we spent half the morning there and the other half in this department store she loved. Before we headed out i made sure to take a picture of my breakfast! as far as I’m concerned breakfast is the BEST meal of the day so I never miss it. 

China Town!!

I know i never do this but I’d really like to start. Tip: when in Singapore, wear comfy shoes and something for the heat but something you can throw a sweater over. 

Dress: Cotton On| Denim Jacket: Ukay-Ukay| Shoes and Bag: SM| Scarf: Mom’s

After shopping, we went to this place to try some authentic hawker food! It was surprisingly really really yummy! 

I only brought around the essentials cause i figured i’d be lugging it around all day.

Before the show we had an AMAZING dinner at Daniel Boulud’s Bistro Moderne. It was a great pre-show meal and I totally understand why people love eating there!

Sweater: Zara| Jeans:Zara| Shoes(Current Favorite): CMG| Necklace: Forever21

My title is from a really awesome song from this band called the Good Morning High Fives. Stop by their MySpace and ‘like’ their Facebook page to give “Burning Silhouette” and all their other songs a listen! 


Take Me Away

Yet another GMHF song for my title! Their songs were on repeat the whole trip so I figured it was apt to use it for my titles about the trip! 

Here are some pictures from day 3 :) 

I loved the walls outside Armani so mom and I decided to take pictures with it. 

Shoes, Crochet Top & Bag: SM | Peace Necklace: St. James Bazaar | Leopard Scarf: Mom’s

My lola decided to take a nap so we ended up going around the city without her. We went to the Marina Bay area and went shopping for a bit. 

I fell in love with the architecture in Singapore, this was the outside of this mall my tita Cecile wanted to shop at — sorry, i forgot the name!! but the ceiling on the inside of the building was amazing! it was like an optical illusion! 

Cardigan: Neu Look | Jeans & Top: Forever 21 | Belt: Pop’s | Necklace: Valerie Zein Accessories 

In Ion we found these really awesome walls that changed color every 4-5 seconds! I tried to catch the pink wall but ended up with this instead! 

Right before we left the mall, we passed by the Valentino display window and I took a quick snapshot cause the mannequin had adorable red lipstick on! 


One of the goals I set for myself this year was to go on more adventures, and take more leaps. Now that it’s mid-june, I’ve been going over the past 6 months and i’ve realized that another goal i should’ve set for myself was to properly document my adventures! Feeling a little bit like an idiot for not taking the time to share on mart-inabox what i’ve been up to. So, in an attempt to make up for lost time, i’m here to chronicle my trips in retrospect! 

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My sister goes on alot of trips for work, and one of the places she frequents is Singapore. I’ve only been there once before, so on a whim of sorts, my brother in law and I decided to book a trip to spend the weekend with her on one of her longer stays. Honestly, my schedule didn’t allow for a long trip, so in between deadlines and events, I managed to squeeze in 4 days of not so relaxing Singapore sunshine. 

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Things I love about Singapore: 1. Mobility! We spent the entire first day walking from Orchard to the Marina Bay Sands, and what would normally feel like a stroll through hell and back again, it was actually quite pleasant despite the overwhelming heat and humidity. 

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2. Daisies on the train. I love Gerber daisies, and I suppose Singapore wanted to show off by making old couples hand out free daisies at the Dhoby Ghaut station.

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3. Sentosa. I’ll admit, the whole man-made beach concept kind of turned me off, but when I started to look at Sentosa as a theme park, it all seemed to make more sense. 

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After getting my fill of Singapore beach culture, the rest of the trip was spent shopping along orchard and catching up with an old friend from grade school. 

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