Day3: A Trip to IKEA Singapore plus more
On our 3rd day, we were transferred to a new room in our hotel because the air-conditioning unit is not functioning, that’s okay because I like our new room better.
Anyway, my cousin’s original plan was to bring us to Legoland Malaysia, but it was changed because of some unforeseen event. So, we decided to just explore other places in Singapore and visit the famous IKEA store, Giants Supermarket, Bugis Street, Lucky Plaza and later dine at Newton Food Center.
From Tampines station of MRT, there is a free shuttle to IKEA, Giants and Courts.
We had our breakfast at IKEA. Finally after 3 days we were able to take a break from the usual local spicy dishes haha.
What I like about IKEA’s food was that they are affordable compared to the other dishes we had and it’s yummy too. The restaurant is clean and cozy also. The water are a lot cheaper here, plus you can get unlimited refill of juices and/or coffee.
After our breakfast, we had a tour inside the store. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful set up of spaces in every area. There were a lot of stuff that we want to get but I can’t avoid converting the price to peso. We were also considering the weight of the item and afraid that we might exceed our 60kg luggage.
I met my friend Mye here.
I ended up buying 5 sets of hangers haha (may maiuwi lang). It is cheap for SGD 0.90 per 4 pieces. Because of this trip, now I understand why people are excited to have an IKEA store in the Philippines.
Then we went to the Orchard station to visit Bugis Street for our Pasalubong.
I had tasted the yummiest street food here – seaweed chicken, this is highly recommended if you will visit this place.
For pasalubong, some items I saw here are tshirts, mugs, ballpens, ref magnets, keychains, chocolates and bags. I bought ballpens for Ren’s schoolmates and bags for my in-laws. (sorry I was too busy I forgot to take pictures).
We also saw the Lucky Plaza mall that according to my cousin is where Filipinos love to go every Sunday.
Ren had the famous Singapore wafer ice cream here. It was cheap for SGD 1 per piece.
Then we went to Newton Food Center to have our dinner. (I will share the food we had on a separate post, stay tuned).
We decided to take the bus going home to experience it. Taking the bus is nice if you like to see the rest of the city, but I still prefer the MRT during busy hours.
More photos of Newton Road: