Eating guide: CBD Singapore

Having just interned around the CBD, an area I don't usually frequent, it was interesting exploring a new area of Singapore. Home to an enclave of quirky cafes that I've been longing to try for ages, I was finally able to try out some of Singapore's hippest places.
all pictures taken from my food instagram
1. My Awesome Cafe
With a name like awesome cafe, the food had a lot to live up to. The salads are a generous portion and are perfectly flavoured, not to mention reasonably priced as well. Having worked in the advertising agency above the cafe, I had breakfast here every day, and would definitely recommend going if you're around Telok Ayer.

Location: 202 Telok Ayer St
2. Graintraders
Admittedly, I may not be the healthiest girl out there and prefer donuts over salads, but Graintraders proved to be an exception. So good, in fact, that I went consecutively in two days for more. Set up like a buffet-style spread, customers have the option to opt for a multitude of ingredients, from soba to salmon. My personal favourite are the soba noodles topped with tuna and avocado.

Location: 138 Market St

3. Kinki
A buzzing atmosphere, exotic cocktails, and upmarket sushi: What's not to like about Kinki? From my eating table, I was surrounded by picturesque views of Singapore. Although Kinki is fairly pricy, I would recommend it nonetheless for quality sushi and a quality ambience.

Location: 70 Colloyer Quay

4. Cocowhip @Sarnies
Walking on the way to work, Cocowhip is the perfect pick-me-up for a refreshing treat. Not only does it it taste heavenly, but it's also a vegan soft-serve which means I don't have to feel guilty about eating it all the time (not that that's stopping me in the first place). 

Location: 136 Telok Ayer St

5. Flying Squirrel
Another Japanese favourite of mine, Flying Squirrel is a definite must-try for sushi lovers. Tucked into the quaint Amoy street, it is a hidden gem that serves up the perfect sushi. I would also recommend the salad and tempura there. 

Location: 92 Amoy Street

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back to school: stylish and practical school supplies

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One thing that I love about going back to school, is buying stationary. I could waste countless of hours in a stationary store just looking at stationary (definitely a guilty obsession). As many of you, including myself, are going back to school in a few weeks, I've posted the school supplies I use in school, which are all great to look at if you're looking for supplies to buy. Although some supplies are on the pricier side, they're all extremely practical and long-lasting, and would definitely recommend them.
  1. Muji Pens: If you do not own these pens, I URGE you to go to the nearest Muji and buy these babies. I use them for all my note-taking, and they are great for just writing anything. 
  2. S'well waterbottles: A lot of youtubers have been raving about how good these bottles are so when I saw them in New York, I knew I had to buy one to see what all the hype was about. After using them several times, I can now understand why theres been so much hype surrounding the bottle. Cold liquids can be kept cool for 24 hours while hot liquids for 12 hours. Definitely a fine example of where style meets functionality. In school, I always have to bring a water bottle with me just to keep hydrated, which is especially prevalent in hot climates like Singapore.
  3. Pamela Barsky pencil cases: I first saw these canvas bags in New York a few years ago, and although they aren't specifically meant to be pencil cases, I use them for the purpose of a pencil case anyways. There are a myriad of prints to choose from, which will suit every type of person. I've been using mine for 3 years now and absolutely love it!
  4. Kate Spade organisers: Organisers in general are the perfect way to plan out your week and keep you in check. They're pretty self-explanatory in their function but the Kate Spade ones are especially cute and a great motivator to use your organiser more.
  5. To-do list: If I could recommend any one thing to use to get organised for school, it would definitely be to-do lists. Not only are they easy to get (or create), they could save hours of wasteful hours spent not knowing what to do first. And, I don't know if it's just me, but being able to tick off tasks I've completed on my list is deeply satisfying!
  6. Herschel backpacks: Having tried out a few different backpacks, Herschel definitely is my favourite. I've had this bag for almost a year now, and it provides great support on the back in addition to being very cute. Plus, there's even a section for you to store your laptop which is a bonus.
If you would like to read more school-related posts, let me know in the comments!



all pictures from my tumblr
A bunch of photos I've pinned together from my Tumblr that I've recently been loving, all due to a current laziness to finish my school work taken from the highest form of procrastination. So sorry for the lack of posting these past few months, it's been pretty hectic with school and such, however I'll definitely start posting regularly soon!
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