The Great Singapore Sale, Food, Tweets and All That

THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE 27 May ~ 24 July 2011
Shop and shop and shop at the Great Singapore Sale 2011



A bystander on the first floor of 313 SOMERSET shopping centre looks at the crowd (see image below) while waiting for his other half to finish browsing a gift shop.


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Other than formal business wear, I normally do not pay much attention to Marks & Spender jeans as I had never been a big fan of their cut. By some sheer coincidence this particular North Coast Boot cut got my attention, tried it on and it’s sold. Period.
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A single USB socket seems restrictive at times when you need to charge more than one compatible device.



Canon at VivoCity has had a make-over since the last time I reported to the mothership a couple of years back. I like the new refreshing look and feel of the new showroom along with what appears to be a lot more demo units than before for prospective clients to play with.


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Esprit-Bags
Very much the quintessential tan leather bag I spotted at the Miri store last week. It was not available at the Orchard Road outlet but a welcome sight here at Esprit VivoCity.
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Digital photography eats storage for breakfast and the situation does not get better even when bigger capacity storage devices are available. While storage prices have fallen in recent times, they are still by no means cheap. I have stayed with SanDisk for its reliability that I’ve come to trust.

MEANWHILE AT THE FOOD REPUBLIC, 313 SOMERSET ….

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Starting out as a family business in 1970 at the Singapore Newton Hawker Centre,  Thye Hong Hokkien Mee now specialize in local favourites such as Fried Prawn Noodles, Char Kway Teow and Fried Oyster Omelette. What sets this stall apart is the Opeh leaves on which their foods are served.

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It is suggested to wrap the food 15 minutes before savouring in order to bring out the full aromatic flavour of their fried dishes.
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Fried Prawn Hokkien Noodles served on Opeh leaves to bring out the full aromatic flavour.

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Peking Duck @ Food Republic, 313 Somerset shopping.

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Din Tai Fung is an award-winning restaurant originating in Taiwan, specialising in xiaolongbao (small steamed buns).Outside its native Taiwan, Din Tai Fung also has its restaurant chains in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and Thailand. My first Din Tai Fung experience was at BAITS, Resorts World Sentosa.

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Double Boiled Steamed Chicken soup
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Shanghainese drunken chicken
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Super delicious Xiao Long Bao.

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Duck roasted w/ Angelica Herb believed to nourish the blood, promotes blood circulation and remove blood stagnation, treats deficiencies and habitual constipation.

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We ordered identical dishes to the menu I had when I was here for a Singapore Tourism Board assignment. The idea is to extend my Garuda “Traditional In Every Bite” Padang Cuisine experience to her who’s dining there for the first time.

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Strawberry and Raspberry Custard Tartlet at Cedele Bakery Cafe, VivoCity while waiting for my wife to finish her shopping at UniQlo which is just right next door.


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A Japanese exhibitor and visitors at the Japan Fair, lobby of Orchard Central

Various images below photographed in the vicinity of Ibis Hotel, Bencoolen Street.

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Traditional shoe repair, a dying trade you can still find in Singapore. Judging from the number of backlog of women’s shoes, I’d say this cobbler’s days are not yet numbered.
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Early in the morning where trishaws are securely parked right next to the food court.
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This auntie said to me, “If you ever need someone to make coffee for you in Brunei, I’m available.”

MORE IMAGES FROM THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE HOLIDAY



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