Update on 2012/10/31
Breakfast, All Day
Nestled along quaint Evans Road, Hatched is all about eggs! Decked out in an eclectic fashion, they serve All Day Breakfast so even the late risers will still get to catch the worm. Here, you decide how you want your eggs done - boiled, fried, poached, scrambled or any other way.
Pancake Party (SGD12.00), Sir Benedict (SGD18.00)
#01-06 Evans Lodge, 26 Evans Road, Singapore, 259367 (+65-67350012)
Botanic Gardens (1-1.5hr)
A Tranquil Oasis in the City
Founded in 1859 by the Agri-Horticultural Society, this 63.7-hectare garden recently won tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2011. Jog, picnic or join in the tai chi activities and workshops held here, or simply indulge in the various dining experiences that await in this green oasis.
1 Cluny Road, Singapore, 259569 (+65-64717138, +65-64717361)
ION Orchard (1.5hr)
Boasting stellar retail shops, this is THE place to go for branded shopping! Located in the famous shopping belt, Orchard Road, this ginormous mall houses the flagship stores of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Prada. There are also mid-range shops to cater for an interesting shopping experience, and many restaurants and cafés to re-fuel at.
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore, 238801 (+65-62388228)
Ngee Ann City (1.5hr)
Shop, Shop, Shop
Sprawled over 7 floors, Ngee Ann City is Southeast Asia’s largest shopping mall. From fancy jewellery and fashion to tasteful home furnishing and toys, there is something for everyone. Special bazaars are also held during the year to keep you coming back for more!
10:00-21:30 Shops, 10:00-23:00 Restaurants, daily
391 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238873 (+65-65060461)
Orchard Central (1.5hr)
New mall on the block, Orchard Central is also the tallest on this belt. Wrapped in a “digital art membrane” by local artist, Matthew Ngui, this mall bursts into a rainbow of colours upon nightfall to complement the assortment of shops that meet the needs of its diverse shoppers.
181 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238896 (+65-62381051)
The Marmalade Pantry
Savour only the freshest and finest at Marmalade Pantry, where Chef Robin Ho's creations satisfy the modern diner's palate. Siganture's include the Crabmeat Linguine and Cappellini Aglio Olio with Sakura Ebi and its popular Granny's Apple or Elvis cupcakes which will have you ready and raring to keep on shopping!
Cappellini Aglio Olilo with Ebi Sakura and White Radish
Unit 03-22 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore, 238801 (+65-67342700)
PS. Cafe @ Paragon
Classy, Chic, Cool
PS. Cafe is where a penchant for fashion and food fuses. Conceived by local designers Philip Chinn and Peter Teo, PS. Cafe reflects the same no-nonsense, timeless elements that encapsulate their fashion label. Tea-time favourites are the Double Chocolate Blackout Cake and the Sticky Date Cake. Go for the PS. Burger Club for heartier fare.
Breakfast 09:30-11:30; Lunch, Tea and Dinner 11:30-22:30, daily
PS. Burger, Double Chocolate Blackout Cake
Level 3, Paragon S.C., 290 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238859 (+65-67356765)
This pretty vintage bookstore specialises personally-selected books by the owner, gleaned from both local soil and abroad. They also publish and distribute books under Math Paper Press and produce hand-stitch notebooks and produce stationery under Birds & Co. Be intrigued by the antique typewriters and other old-school items.
11:00-18:00 Mon, 11:00-21:00 Tue-Fri, 10:00-21:00 Sat, 10:00-18:00 Sun
Books, Tchotchkes, Literary Trinkets, Stationery
No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore, 168645 (+65-62229195)
Funan Digitalife Mall (1-1.5hr)
Touted as a leading IT shopping hub in Asia, many flock to Funan IT Mall to grab the latest and cheapest gadget. Go hands-on and try out the latest tablet or DSLR. There are also easy dining options and a decent supermarket to make sure you have enough fuel to keep going on your IT-hunt!
IT related and electronic gadgets
109 North Bridge Road, Singapore, 179097 (+65-63368327)
Haji Lane (1-1.5hr)
Hidden Treasures Ahead
A haven for local designers, blogshops and niche hobby shops, this eclectic retail mix is both refreshing and intriguing. Offering an intimate shopping experience, each shop is individualistic in both its offerings and décor. Seek treasures and you will find them here.
Open 24 hours, daily
Free Admission. Prices vary from shops and restaurants.
Haji Lane, Singapore(+65-1800-7362000 Singapore Tourism)
The plush Victorian upholstery, antique lighting and panelled walls of Antoinette perfectly complement the visually stunning French pastries that it offers. Created by Chef Pang, a well-regarded pâtissier in Asia, these pastries reflect the immaculate skill and passion for sweets that he holds.
11:00-22:00 Mon-Thur, 11:00-23:00 Fri and Eve of PH, 10:00-23:00 Sat
Antoinette (SGD9.00), Hot Chocolate (SGD7.50)
30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street), Singapore, 208188 (+65-62933121)