Third day was dedicated to shopping. As if the first two days weren’t. Haha. We left Bryan’s home with our things and dropped it at the Fragrance Sapphire Hotel in Geylang area where our friends were staying. Geylang is considered as the red light district in Singapore. No need to be picky that’s one of the best budget hotel with good reviews they can find. The hotel is nice and clean and has a Filipino front desk who’d been very accommodating to them and to me and Shy as well. We’ll pick our things before we board for Malaysia via Jetstar.
We took MRT to Chinatown area. Bought souvenirs, they said its cheap here. A lot of key chains, ref magnets, figurines, display items, gadgets (cameras,laptops), etc.
Our last destination was Orchard Road. It’s the premiere shopping haven in Singapore. There’s a long stretched of
mostly upscale shops, boutiques, stores, restaurants and hotels. Even if I stroll here the whole day I won’t mind. 🙂
ION Orchard. It’s a shopping mall at the junction of Orchard Rd and Paterson Rd which opened last July 21, 2009 and considered as one of the newest shopping mall along the Orchard Rd belt.
Ngee Ann City. The largest shopping mall along Orchard Road. Houses Branded boutiques as well as the Japanese branded store, Takashimaya.
Paragon. Opposite Takashimaya, one of the high end shopping mall in the strip.
We had lunch at ION Orchard’s food court.
at the ION Orchard food court
Man on the street.
City bus/coach tour. Also known as hop on-hop off off tour. Duck and Hippo is just one of the many city tour bus companies offering this kind of tour. You’ll able to tour around the city. City buses link you to major sights, attractions and hotels. Different packages available.
At the man’s back, on the other side of Orchard Rd is Lucky Plaza. Souvenir items, gadgets, perfumes, low-cost salon and cheap food, money changer were here. A lot of Filipinos, working, hanging out and some out for shopping and cheap finds.
And this one HOT! Again we can’t help ourselves but ask for a picture. Lol
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Touchdown Malaysia. KLIA is one of Southeast Asia’s largest airports. This is so far my favorite airport of all. To add that there’s also free wifi in the area. 🙂
Sale at the Lacoste store in the airport. All of us end up buying due to good discount.
KLIA is a bit far from Kuala Lumpur, about 50 km or 31 miles away. We’re all sleepy, low energy when we arrived at the hotel. Since our flight arrived late in the evening we have no other option but to avail the airport taxi. And its not cheap. Public tram’s already close. We tried to think a cheaper way to go to the hotel but we don’t know the area so no other option but to take it.
We stayed here and booked two rooms. We availed my employee rate, got the room very cheap if we were to compare to its original price. Some of the perks. 🙂 Cheaper than the fare we paid for the airport taxi. Hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. Even made our rooms adjoining.
After we checked in. It’s a late arrival. Fake smiles. Haggard. Hehe.
We decided to go down and check Petronas Tower but light was already off. Just took some picture after a short stroll and went back to the hotel. Me and Shy only have one day in KL so we need to make most out of it.
CREDITS: I didn’t bring by DSLR because I knew Shy will bring hers. All pictures on this trip were from her.
This is part of the 4 day tour I had in Singapore and Malaysia
Day 2: Exploring SG with our feet
Day 4: A Day in KL