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

5 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!!

  3. Landed on your blog accidentally while searching for The Tintin Shop. Wow…what an amazing insiders insights for Singapore. Your posts contain valuable insights for my upcoming solo Singapore Trip in September. I liked this section very much, as “Explore Your Own Backyard” is something that mostly we overlook in pursuit of seeing the world. Believe me, I haven’t seen Sunderbans which is a World Heritage Site just 100 kms from my place, Kolkata(India) while I have seen mangroves of Kilim(Langkawi) in Malaysia, Bhitarkanika in Orissa(India). Might be I can see Pulau Ubin Mangroves in this trip also.

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