And just like that, after a month and a half, I was back! That’s right, I was back in Lion City for another round of Quality time with E, and YES, this was our Anniversary Month that’s why I went back. There’s no way on earth I’m going to miss this important month. It’s all LOVE right here! =D
As usual, me and E did a lot of walking, touring the city like it was just our first time, but this was actually my 9th time to visit Singapore so we’re pretty much done with the tourist-ish stuff, the only place we went to which was considered a tourist haven was Gardens By The Bay, the rest was more of a local thing, like if you’re a tourist, there’s a big probability that you won’t get to discover the area, unless you’re with a local who loves to eat, dine and explore Singapore besides the tourist attractions. The Lion City has a lot to offer, and most of the cool stuff are actually hidden gems, and there’s prestige on the place, more like knowing and getting to the right spots, and of course, connections. =D
So what’s the deal on my 9th visit? Besides chicken rice overload, the Bearbies watched a movie twice! Bourne Legacy & Total Recall! LOL! It’s been a while since me and E watched a movie so catching up with this simple pleasure with her was my cup of tea. This vacation won’t be complete though without visiting Loykee’s Best Chicken Rice! We’ve been dining on this joint since July 2010 and we never fail to visit and experience the place each time I visit. It is, ADDICTIVE! And I don’t see ourselves not coming back, the food here is really “THAT GOOD”.
I also took some pics of new joints around the area where I usually stay and there’s this place besides my hotel that seems to be pretty popular with the locals, it’s packed with customers every night and not just your regular/typical customers, their clients would visit the area driving Ferraris, Maseratis and Jaguars. What they sell there seems to be like “SUMAN” like, haven’t tried it but I’m planning to on my 10th visit, I want to know what’s the buzz and hype about these so called “RICE DUMPLINGS”. This joint is called Eastern Rice Dumpling.
Since it was our anniversary month, like the foodies in us, we’ve decided to celebrate it in style! Hahaha! Me and E loves to try new stuff so this time, we went to Gunthers. It’s located along Purvis Street where you can find different food joints and restaurants. From casual spots to romantic fine dining joints, this strip has everything. Me and E discovered this place the night before when we decided to do a little bit of walking around the area, and when we saw it that night, we checked it on the net and we’re like, this is the spot we need to try! Hahahaha! And no regrets, WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE! =D
Gunthers was nice, the location of the place is away from the tourist-ish spots, inside, it has this warm feeling to it and we we’re really impressed by it’s staff, very detail oriented and they have this “personalized” approach to each customer and would make you feel very, very and YES, VERY important which was another cool factor on this place. When we went there, the place was packed, but it doesn’t give you that feeling really because the tables and chairs are all well appointed, it’s like privacy was still there and most, if not all are all well-dressed, I think me and E were a bit under dressed! Nyahaha! Oh well, next time, it will be different. We had their Set Menu for lunch which was reasonably priced ($38++ SGD/head) which was alright. Next time we’ll try A la carte!
This was also the month were the move “Bourne Legacy” was shown and me and E had the chance to watch it together during my visit, it was actually my second day and I told her before my visit that we’ll watch it together, and YES! We watched the movie and she brought me to Shaw Theatres where it was showing, it was actually my first time on that movie place, not bad, the place reminds me of Greenbelt 5′s movie houses, really comfy seats, really good sound system and we had a great time, we also had a chance to dine at Dome, meron din palang Dome sa Singapore! LOL! Kala ko pang Pinas lang! Hehehe!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the real reason why I went to SG is to try their “world-famous” chicken wings, BONCHON! Hahahaha! Kidding aside though, I’m glad asked me to eat there since we we’re so tired from all the walking the other day and we just end up eating here, this join was along Bugis Junction and no regrets, I just learned that there’s actually a “BIG” difference how SG’s BONCHON operates, BIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG difference in the menu compared to what we have here in Manila, so I’m glad E let me experience BONCHON SG, had a good time eating, we ate like crazy! Ordered wings good for 5 – 6 people, and it was only me and Eva! LOL!
And YES, more pictures for you guys to check!
At Gunther’s after a great brunch; Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees during the day; And another one I took during the night.
One of my favorite shots of E @ Shoppes; The Bearbies on our way to check out Garden’s by the Bay; Chillin after a long day with E at Zouk.
Keppel Bay’s Marina, where Prive Cafe is also located, really nice place!
Prive Cafe’s “Ultimate Brekkie”! This is heaven in a plate I swear! Me and E had this! LOL!
And our ALL-TIME FAVORITE -> I present you, Prive Cafe’s PROFITEROLES! Fiesta na! Part na! This is the REAL DEAL, King of all Dessert! But I think DB Bistro Moderne still have the VBEST PROFITEROLE! =D
We had a BLAST in Prive Cafe, as you can see, THE BEARBIES are all smiles! For sure I’ll ask E to bring me there this March! Yahhhhhooooooooo! =D
E brought me to this romantic area in Keppel Bay, man this is the “SPOT” right here for romantic dates, but is also good for family, LOVELY place!
Hello Bank of America! Do you guys have any opening for a Project Manager post? Hehehe! Harbour Front! Near Keppel Bay.
The Marina @ Keppel Bay is a really BEAUTIFUL place! This is one area in Singapore I can stay for days! PERFECT place to relax and chill.
High Society! Another cool place that me and E discovered, it was actually late, we stayed here and had snacks before watching Total Recall. 2 Thumbs up!
An another one for the road, one of my FAVORITE shot with E along Keppel Bay. All LOVE right here man.
That’s about it folks, it was a GREAT trip, definitely had a BLAST with the LOVE OF MY LIFE and there’s more to come where me and E came from for sure! More travels for THE BEARBIES, more Singaporean get arounds and more COUNTRIES to travel. “THE EMPIRE” coming strong! Homeboy is BLESSED and will forever be THANKFUL for moments like these, I’m just HAPPY that I get to experience it with E.
9th Time was another one for the books, y’all know how we do!