Wherever you go to in Singapore you can be sure to be a few hundred metres away from a big shopping mall. Unlike what I have seen in the USA, most of the malls in Singapore are frequented with customers and many are crowded. On top of this, you have Orchard Road – a whole road of a few kilometres with rows of malls on both sides. This island city is a shoppers paradise!
Last week (10th May 2019) I had travelled to Singapore with family and we had stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, Serangoon Road. From there if you walk for about 15 minutes on Serangoon Road, after crossing Mustafa Shopping Centre, you will reach Kitchener Road and City Square Mall. You can also reach it by MRT and getting down at Farrer Park station in North-East Line.
The mall has all the usual fashion outlets, electronics, restaurants and more. The kids’ play area caught my attention, it was not in a hall or room, but it was in the atrium space. Called “Airzone”, it was Singapore’s first suspended net playground – Strong nets had been tied between the two corridors and kids were playing on the net hanging several storeys high. The kids were enjoying, there were instructors on stand-by and I am sure the nets are super strong and safe, yet for me, just looking at the height of the nets with the floor space visible below was scary!
The two Japanese shops caught my attention. First was Japan Home, that sold different varieties of kitchen utensils, cutleries and boxes. The second was Daiso Japan, where anything you take is SG$2 – they can be juices, boxes, biscuits or cups it is all two dollars – just like the dollar stores that are popular in the US.
A friend recommended I try the Milk tea at Liho tea shop and we did. It was different, with the purple cubes in the milk drink, it was super sweet & I am not sure on the calorie count but it did taste nice – you should give it a try.