Saturday, August 25, 2012

Travel Tales - Singapore's Little India

When you go to little India you feel like you are back in Chennai! It's ethnic with beautiful temples and loads of saree shops, you can smell spice and jasmine all around, it's loud with blaring Tamil and Bollywood music, and there's nothing like the energetic street life you see there in the whole of Singapore.

One finds some of the most authentic South Indian eateries here like Anjappar, Komala Vilas, Ananda Bhavan, Sakunthala and a lot more. My recommendation is the Kottu Parotha at Anjappar which I never miss. It means minced parotha and is made using parotha(Indian bread), egg, meat and salna which is a spicy sauce. The main attraction that keeps this area buzzing 365 days and 24/7 is the amazing 24 hour shopping centre Mustafa. You can find everything under the sun here other than real estate and cars. You will be surprised at the kind of deals you can get there. None of my trips are complete without a visit to this place. The closest MRT station to Mustafa is Farrer Road. People looking at converting foreign exchange to Singapore Dollars - no one in the whole of Singapore can give you a better rate than Mustafa!

Our very first destination on the trip was Little India since we had money to exchange and I wanted to take PS to Mustafa and Anjappar. Wearing a comfy white outfit and pairing it with a colourful Quirk Box Ice Cream factory vest to add a pop of colour(you all know how much I love Quirk Box), we set out to start exploring the city of Singapura.



Vest - c/o Quirk Box Ice Cream Factory
Singlet - Singapore
Aladdin Pants - Gift from sis-in-law
Neckpiece - Blur Accessories
Belt - Forever New
White braided flats - Queue-up
Bag- Mango




A melting pot of all things Indian - Little India is an irreplaceable part of Singapore!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Singapore Snapshots!



This is a sneak peek to the Singapore trip that PS and me just got back from :) Detailed outfit posts along with tips on planning a good Singapore trip coming up soon!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

OASAP - A blend of fashion and charity

Online shopping has taken over my life is such a big way I can't tell you! Gone are the days when I used to be vary of it and couldn't buy things until I tried them on or checked them out in person. Shopping online over the past few years has now made me soo open to it that I don't think twice buying something that I like off the internet. Since it allows me to be in tandem with the trends without having to take time out from my busy career and home to go to the stores, it's a must try recommendation to everyone who are suffering from the symptoms that I expressed above ;)

One of the online retailers that joined my list in the recent past is OASAP - a global online store dedicated to high-street fashion offering the latest designs in women’s apparel, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories. They offer Free shipping with a 'No Minimum Buy' condition which pretty much is what makes me really happy when I order online.

I've ordered twice from them wherein the first time I ordered a necklace, and the second time I ordered a dress which is on its way :)


 I also have a wish list lined up for my next few buys :) Can't wait to order those too!
The other thing that I loved about them was OASAP Donation - OASAP Ltd's charity project. Here funds are accumulated in two ways:
1. OASAP draws off 1% from each paid order into fund pool, while you need not execute any extra payment
2. You can pay extra 0.5(it may be $0.5,€0.5 or £0.5 according to the currency of your payment) when you checkout from OASAP order, this additional payment is also put into the fund pool.
The focus is on two aspects of public welfare assistance - refugees and children in difficult situations. It is mainly used to solve the difficult lives of the refugees and children facing problems of hunger and those that are out-of-school.

The quality of the necklace was nice and although delivery to India takes a while, its was worth the wait :) I will be putting up outfit posts with my buys soon! Hopefully the dress will reach me soon too!

So, the verdict is that OASAP.com is recommended by me for sure to all online shoppers! :)

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