Singapore mood sling, wanderlust in little India, Arab street, Orchard road, high tea at Raffles, the Marina Bay Sands and visiting Dempsey Hill

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We visited hotel Wanderlust the day after we arrived in Singapore. Housed in a 1920's building in Little India, Wanderlust is an experimental boutique hotel showcasing a diverse range of fun themes. It includes restaurant Cocotte, but unfortunately it was closed from 2.30 pm till 6.30 pm. We couldn't even get a coffee or a glass of wine. But luckily we could have a glimpse at some hotel rooms, thanks to the cleaning staff. We had lunch at Roots later on, a little bit further down the street. But we were still disappointed that we couldn't have the 'Cocotte experience'.

We took an Uber taxi to Arab street where we wandered around while it was raining cats and dogs. While Little India is memorable for its fragrances, it’s the vibrant colours of the shops of the Arab Quarter that stick to the memory. Textile stores and outlets selling Persian carpets are the most prominent, but you’ll also see leather, perfumes, jewellery and baskets for sale. Haji Lane is a street full of tiny shops. Young people frequent the shophouses along this lane for the independent fashion boutiques and Middle Eastern cafes.

Orchard Road, Asia’s most famous shopping street, is home to fashion favourites, specialist stores and loads of other lifestyle choices. Who'd have thought that over 150 years ago, Orchard Road was just a small lane lined with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations and pepper farms. Today, Orchard Road is flanked by iconic shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and entertainment choices for every taste and budget. We had a small bite at Wolf Burgers, situated in a hip indoor food market in the Suntec City, later on.

Two days later we booked a high tea at Raffles. Serving high tea for more than one hundred years, Raffles’ high tea has an old world charm and a real sense of occasion to it. We ordered two glasses of champagne as well. Be aware that it will cost you a lot of money, but it is worth a visit! You have to book in advance while it is full (high tea) house every day!

We had a very nice view at the sunset on the rooftop bar of the Marina Bay Sands. It offers a breathtaking city-skyline view not found at any other Singapore hotel. The world's largest rooftop pool stretching 150 metres across Sands SkyPark. Unfortunately the pool is accessible only to hotel guests, but we did have a glimpse of it.

The last day of our visit in Singapore we had lunch at PS Café. PS Café is located on Dempsey Hill and specializes in homemade cakes such as chocolate fudge cakes, sticky date cake, pecan pie, florida key lime pie as well as coffee. The cafe offers indoor as well as outdoor seating, where you can star-gaze while sipping coffee. We had a delicious salad on the terras and got loads of mosquito bites for free. A nice Singapore souvenir to complete our Singapore mood sling ;-)!

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