Tag Archives: Helsinki

Helsinki: Market Hall

Another must see is the lovely indoor market. It’s by the harbour and just beside market square where the open air make-shift type market was. Everything in one convenient location. And the best part was, it was walking distance from … Continue reading

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Helsinki: Open Air Market by the Harbour

You must check out the open air market at the Harbour. I just loved the seagulls that glided in the hair squawking.  They hovered, ready to swoop up some scraps. It’s a wonderful area for photos with the Uspenski Russian … Continue reading

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Helsinki: The Beautiful Harbour

Here’s where people take a cruise to places like Tallin in Estonia, Stockholm and St Petersburg in Russia. We didn’t do that as we wanted to experience Helsinki fully and had limited time.  But there is a beauty here that … Continue reading

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Helsinki: Stockmann Food Hall

If you ever go to Helsinki and want to eat as cheaply as possible, I recommend you buy take away from the Stockmann Food Hall. The pastries here are freshly baked unlike most other cheaper places I patronized like the … Continue reading

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Helsinki’s Biggest Mall: Stockmann (& My Thoughts about Culture)

I am sure Singaporeans will be interested to know about the malls in Helsinki. Well the biggest one in Finland is Stockmann. I noticed loads of mums and kids in this and other malls. In Helsinki, there were mums pushing … Continue reading

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Helsinki: Food I Liked

One of the best meals I had in Helsinki was when I was leaving and it was in the Airport. I must say the Helsinki Airport is pretty sweet. Nice and not too crowded too. During this peak holiday period … Continue reading

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Helsinki: Moomin Trolls

In Helsinki I fell in love with a new bunch of characters. The Moomin, spelt as Muumi in Finnish I guess, which I saw everywhere in both Helsinki it’s place of origin and Stockholm. Moomin is a cartoon that was … Continue reading

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Helsinki: The Food I Didn’t Like

I’ll do another entry on the food I liked but mostly the trip made me appreciate the food we have back home which is way cheaper and more suited to my taste buds.  Guess I am not very adventurous when … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations in Stockholm & Helsinki

I found the Christmas decorations in Stockholm and Helsinki absolutely charming. Christmas felt more magical and less commercial.  Real Christmas trees rather than artifical ones was one huge factor. Decorations were tasteful and not gaudy like it can be in … Continue reading

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My Trip to Stockholm & Helsinki: 7 Things I Loved & Will Miss

I love experiencing new things. Took advantage of the low season and went to Scandinavia during a period no one wants to go there. Basically it’s mostly dark and grey with just 6 hours of daylight from about 9am to … Continue reading

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