My Short Trip to Istanbul Turkey – Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel (Day 1)

It was a last minute decision for the business trip, I could not get a direct flight from Singapore to Istanbul which is available on Singapore Airlines, I had to transit via Doha before reaching Istanbul. We arrived almost 5am in the morning and there wasn’t much crowd and the weather was freaking cold ! Change Currency and Purchase Sim Card ! Turkey does not really relies on Euro currency for daily usage and 23 did not managed to find any currency exchange for Turkish Lira while we were in Singapore or Qatar airport. The first thing was to find a currency exchange counter to change my US dollars into Turkish Lira. Internet connection would be the second on my mind. While strolling inside of the …

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Coffee Break at Made By Lauren Jasmine on Amoy Street

Made By Lauren Jasmine is a new concept store that combines its namesake label with a cafe, to give you a one stop location to shop, eat and drink. Housed in a cozy shophouse on Amoy Street, the frontage is a cafe with 2-3 tables that patrons can sit down to enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee and dessert. Right at the back alley of the shophouse, you will be able to see the boutique shop. Lauren Jasmine is a local work wear label which was conceptualized and co-designed by Singaporeans Hazel and Liyana who had inspiration to design chic, work-appropriate fashion that are in favour of a corporate look.  The area is lined with ornaments and dresses, of course you can pick and bring it …

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Bijin Nabe Japanese Steamboat at Tsukada Nojo Chinatown

People queuing outside of the restaurant waiting for their turns. Before the end of year, I hope to fulfill one last resolution for the year of 2014 and that was to visit Tsukada Nojo again for their Bijin Nabe. I had a wonderful ramen lunch at Tsukada Nojo in Westgate previously and today I am here again for their Bijin Nabe, but at their Chinatown Point‘s outlet. Though plans have been laid days ago before the year end dinner, they does not accept reservation if the timing is before 6.30pm and the only way was to personally queue for seats. Traffic was bad that day and since we arrived, it was almost what we had predicted – people lining outside of the restaurant. Do not get it …

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