Tourist in My Own Country

My attempt at looking at my country with a fresh perspective.  I decided to narrow down the list and only include the places I wouldn’t mind checking out again. (this is an evolving list and I will add and subtract from it)

Singapore in a Week: My Wandering Feasting Checklist

Little India

Indian Restaurants near Mustafa
Journey through Little India
Anything Under the Sun at Mustafa

Haji Lane

Why I Love Haji Lane
Another Stroll Down Haji Lane
Exploring Quaint Little Haji Lane
My Stroll Down Haji Lane: Quirky, Cool Shops
I Finally Made it to Haji Lane

Duxton Hill

Take Me Back to the New Duxton Hill

Ann Siang Hill

Lovely Ann Siang Hill: Little Drom Store, Kki, Wild Child & Wood in the Books

Botanic Gardens

Another Visit to our Beautiful Botanic Gardens (Main Entrance at Tanglin)
Singapore Botanic Gardens: Most Serene Place in the City (Part 1 of 4)
Singapore Botanic Gardens: Most Serene Place in the City (Part 2 of 4)
Singapore Botanic Gardens: Most Serene Place in the City (Part 3 of 4)
Singapore Botanic Gardens: Most Serene Place in the City (Part 4 of 4)


Geylang Lorong 29: Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee
Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee by Another Brother in the East
Long Phung: Vietnamese Coffeeshop in Joo Chiat
Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice Eating House: The Best Braised Duck Rice in Singapore

Hawker Centres

Alexandra Village Hawker Centre: Avacado Juice and Char Siew Rice
Intense Claypot Laksa Craving Satisfied
Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre: Carrot Cake – Black or White?
Satay at East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre

Specialty Shops

China Square Weekend Flea Market: Collectible Toys & Everything Vintage
Second Visit to the Tintin Shop in Chinatown

Good Coffee

Duxton Hill: The Pigeonhole
Shots at Ann Siang Hill: Moving to Club Street?
Shots – a Cafe on Ann Siang Hill
Another Visit to The Coffee Daily, After a Detour
The Coffee Daily at 75 Brighton Crescent
A Melbourne Italian Cafe in Singapore: Brunetti at Tanglin Mall
Another Visit to Oriole Cafe & Bar
Surprisingly good Piccolo Latte at Blue Mountain Cafe (313 Somerset)

Greenwich V 

Greenwich V: New Little Seletar Hills Mall with a Difference & My Pick of the Directory

Scotts Square

Scotts Square: 2nd Visit to the New Mall in Town (& Dining at Wild Honey)
The Former Scotts Shopping Centre is now Scotts Square (My Directory Picks)

112 Katong 

112 Katong Mall: Food, Yummy Spicy Noodles at Xiao La Jiao & CNY Decorations
112 Katong: J-Mart, Food Republic, Gloria Jean’s and Gund Toys
112 Katong: Singapore’s Newest Mall & My Directory Picks

Liang Court

I Love Kino
Pretty Groceries at Meidi-Ya including Pink Noodles
Liang Court: $2 Store, the Bakery & Starbucks

Marina Bay Sands

Loving the New Bay Front MRT (Connected to Marina Bay Sands)
Being a tourist in my own country, at Marina Bay Sands
Beautiful Architecture: Inside and Out
Gorgeous Architecture: Marina Bay Sands

Parco Millenia

Parco Millenia: So Many Authentic Japanese Restaurants

Rochester Mall

We Just Discovered Rochester Mall (& a Peek at the Directory)

High Tea

Fullerton Bay Hotel: Afternoon Tea
Tea & Quiche at TWG (Marina Bay Sands)
Regent Hotel Weekend High Tea


Brunch on the Bridge (TWG at Marina Bay Sands)


Lunch Buffet at Rise (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) – Part 1 of 3
Lunch Buffet at Rise (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) – Part 2 of 3
Lunch Buffet at Rise (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) – Part 3 of 3
The Best Asian Buffet in Town: Penang Buffet at King’s Hotel

4 Responses to Tourist in My Own Country

  1. This is a great idea, I’m trying to do something similar as part of my 30 before 30 challenge, to see 30 new tourist places in the area I live in Scotland. So often when we live somewhere we never do those kind of things. I lived in Edinburgh for 7 years and never even visited the castle!

    • bookjunkie says:

      Wow a castle in Edinburgh sounds wonderful. I would love to visit one. Yes it is true that we don’t visit what’s near because we always feel we can do it anytime and sometimes that time never comes.

      I would love to check out your 30 before 30…sounds inspirational Jade. Thanks for much for dropping by my little old blog 🙂

  2. I’m so glad I wandered into your blog! I’m new in town but my taste buds are leading the way. I’ve favourited this list as I need to grab a coffee and sit down and find out where we’ll all be eating out over the holiday weekend! Thank you!!

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