Singapore Look Book

Heya! Everyone ūüėÄ

Here is my Singapore look book. Right from Airport look to last day of my trip.

Had an amazing time vlogging and shooting. And most of all taking back all the beautiful memories of that place which I still cherish.

 

|| LOOK 1 –¬†Airport Look ||¬†

Super Comfy T-shirt – The Souled Store

Jaggings – Only

Sneakers РGK M Block Market

Bomber Jacket РBrigade Road, Bangalore 

Bag pack – Aldo

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|| LOOK 2 –¬†Night Safari ||¬†

T-shirt –¬†Raasta Cafe

Cargo Pants Р Westside Stores

Bag Pack – Aldo

Brown Sneakers  Р GK M Block Market 

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Arrival Day | Night Safari

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|| LOOK 3 – DAY 1 ||

Maxi Dress  Р Westside Stores

Handbag ¬†–¬†Chanel

Glares  Р Ray Ban

Black Boots. Р H&M

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Day 1 | Marina Bay Square

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|| LOOK 4 – DAY 2 ||

Top  Р Westside Stores

Shorts  Р Dubai Mall

Boots  Р H&M 

Glares Р  Ray Ban

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|| LOOK 5 – DAY 3 ||

Dress  РBombay Parsley

Boots  РH&M

Watch – Diesel

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UNIVERSAL & SANTOSA ISLAND

 

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|| LOOK 6 – DAY 4 ||

Dress  РKoovs.com

Blazer – Splash Dubai

Boots  РH&M 

Handbag – Chanel

Watch – Diesel

Sun Glasses – Ray Ban

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CLARKE QUEY

 

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|| LOOK 7 – DAY 5 ||

Top  РWestside

Shorts  РDubai Mall

Sun Glasses  РH&M 

Handbag  РChanel

Watch   РDiesel

Shoes  РGK M Block

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PUNGGOL END

 

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Farzi Cafe @My Dubai Dairy

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Woowww!!!! Simple Wow

My best experience till now with Farzi. I have visited many of their outlets in India. But was pleasantly surprised that Indian food was equally tempting and overwhelming in abroad too. The quality was equally good and food was perfectly Farzified  as always. 

To add on it was a beautiful afternoon and me and my friend took a table outside. Beautiful interior and equally the exterior too

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The service was at its best. We were hosted so well and these guys made us feel so special and royal. We were served a complimentary Indian Masala Tea at the end of our meal and it simply added that extra charm to the beautiful weather that day.

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FARZI CAF√Č aims to bring¬†India cuisine back “In Vogue”. It can have many connotations. But at Farzi Cafe, it has just ome. ‚ÄúCreating An Illusion‚ÄĚ with its¬†cuisine. Best described as a gourmet experience,¬†it amalgamates traditional global and Indian classics, with Indian influences,¬†contemporary¬†presentations, culinary styles and ambiance. It is a quirky, chic, modern Indian cafe, where one can enjoy¬†amazing¬†experience through finest modern Indian cuisine along with high energy ambiance.

Here I mention few of my favourite dishes Р 

Drinks

Bootlegger Р It is such a well presented drink. It comes in a beautiful and sexy boot shaped glass. The drink was extremely refreshing. 

Tropical cooler Р Oh!! it was quite a cooler. My friend loved it.

 

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Starters

Butter chicken slider  РLight chicken curry prepared with butter and light spices.

Prawns  Рahh!! it was so delicious and mouthwatering. My favourite amongst all.

Chole kulche  Рits not the typical chole kulcha preparation. the presentation is jaw dropping and tastes sooo good.

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Dal chawal arancini  Рbored of traditional & old fashioned dal chawal?? Here you go.. this dish will

Fresh burrata salad  РOne of the best salads I ever tasted. The yogurt was so yummy and refreshing. And the kale dried in liquid nitrogen was so full of taste.

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¬†Mains –

Chicken tikka masala – ¬†loved it ūüôā

Lamb nehari – ¬†We both we so full. Still we¬†couldn’t¬†resist¬†ourselves from having the Nihari.¬†

Shawarma biryani – ¬†loved it ūüôā

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¬†Deserts –

Gulab Jamun Р Yes! this one was such a beautiful dish. we actually did not feel like having it. You will keep steering at it.  

Rasmalai tres leches – ¬†loved it ūüôā

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Cuisines

Indian

Average Cost 

  AED 200 for two people (approx.)

Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours

Today  10 AM to 12 Midnight

Address

CITY WALK, Al Safa & Al Wasl Road Intersection, Al Safa, Dubai

More Info

Breakfast    Wheelchair Accessible

No Alcohol Available    Wifi
Outdoor Seating

 Known For

Modernized presentation of dishes with an elegant décor

 

Farzi Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Affinity Express crossed another milestone – Launched new salon in Ghaziabad

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Affinity launched its new hair and beauty studio, Affinity Express at Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad on November 21. With this, the group plans to establish its presence in Ghaziabad and cater to customers looking out for premium services at reasonable prices. The event witnessed complementary launch services like Bomb, AVL and Olaplex. The Affinity express team displayed the Olaplex service which is not easily available in other salons. This is a protein treatment for hair that rebuilds broken hair bonds and the three step procedure results in incredibly healthy hair and thus is important for hair that have been treated with chemicals.

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Speaking on the occasion of the opening, Anand Singh, Franchisee owner of Affinity Express, said, ‚ÄúWe are delighted to launch Affinity Express in Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad which is built on the belief of offering world- class services to its customers. The collaboration with Affinity to come up was due to the fact that we have witnessed Affinity‚Äôs satisfactory services over time and this encouraged us to work with the brand. Also, the reason behind choosing Crossing Republik was that customers here are looking forward for superior services that give them satisfaction and we, at Affinity use the best products which do not result in product/ Skin damage. Thus, we meet the customer demands and plan to use this opportunity efficiently.‚ÄĚ

Vinay Madan, Partner & Director ‚Äď Operations, Goodman Projects Pvt Ltd, Affinity Express, added, ‚ÄúAffinity, as a brand strives to keep its customers satisfied by offering the best products along with efficient services. We expect that this salon at Crossing Republik will become a pioneer in beauty and hair services in the region. Also, we plan to open 350 salons by 2020. The cities targeted are Srinagar, Batala, Patna, Hyderabad and Jaipur.‚ÄĚ

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About Affinity:

Affinity Salon was incorporated more than 25 years ago. In total, the chain has 80 operating salons which are situated in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Mohali, Jammu, Agra, Lucknow, Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. The directors of the company are Vinay Madan, Vishal Sharma, Manish Saharaya and Mukul Harmilapi. Affinity pioneers in establishing brands such as Sebastian, Nioxin, etc. In terms of turnover, it is a 100 cr+ group.

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Unleashing GOA With GOA UNLIMITED

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You can’t get enough of Goa ever. And I mean EVER…. After spending two years in Goa and exploring as much places as possible, I still feel something or the other have been missed out.¬†Goa has always been my go to place to find some peace and serendipity.

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After staying here and at present visiting this place so often I am in quest of exploring each and every corner of it and making awesome memories with my Goan friends.¬†There is so much to know and explore about Goa that you can’t get enough of it. It is more then those crowded tourist beaches, Tito’s lane, beer and tattoos. There is always something new to discover about it. The culture, traditions, food, language from four different corners of this place and unseen and unexplored destinations.¬†

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You cannot get tired of exploring Goa, and when you have experts who can guide you through the most unexplored parts of Goa, you simply can‚Äôt ask for more.¬†I am talking about “Goa Unlimited” who can be your idle travel partners in Goa. Read the full story¬†here

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JOM JOM MALAY – A MALAYSIAN DELIGHT IN DELHI

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The Five State Menu has been a great experience in Jom Jom. 

In for some authentic Malaysian food, is the the go to place guys! Been there with two of my close friends and had a ball of a time. Beautiful Malaysian influence interior and decor.

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Loved the fact that we had to create our own Sambal. All the ingredients are provided and you have mix them up with the help of a postal and mortar.Coming back to food…. they were serving a special menu from five different states of Malaysia.

Melaka (is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula)

Johor (Johore is located in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the most developed states of Malaysia)

Sarawak – (Located in northwest “Borneo Island”, Sarawak is bordered by the Malaysian state of “Sarah” to the northeast, “Kalimantan”, the Indonesian portion of Borneo, to the south, and the independent country of Brunei in the north.)

Kelantan (Kelantan is a rural state in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kota Bharu, the riverside capital, is home to royal palaces)

Penang (Penang is a state in northwest Malaysia comprising mainland Seberang Perai and Penang Island.)

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– Dishes I loved –¬†

Appetizers ¬†–

# Kombia – This dish is from the state of “Sarawak”. It is a Spicy Malaysian lamb sliders with wonderful flavours and juiciness. This appetiser was one of my favourite.

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# Sambal Udang Dengan Bola Beras – The was from the state of “Melaka”. A Spicy sambal prawns with steamed rice balls.

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Mains –

# Laksam Kelantan – As the name suggest the dish is from the state of “Kelantan”. Its a Coconut based white laksa (Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup) with seafood, fresh herbs & house rice noodles roll with homemade chilli paste.¬†

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# Ayam Pansuh – Belongs to the state of “Sarawak” , its a chicken dish cooked in its own juices with bamboo shoot and herbs.

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# Otak Otak – Belongs to the state of “Johor” its a Steamed Chilli lime flavoured fish cake wrapped in banana leaf with fried onion served with sticky rice cake.

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# Laksa Penang РWe can recognise from the name that it belongs to the state of Penang and Laksa meaning spicy noodle soup. So it is a seafood base curry soup with zing of Tamarind. 

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Few More Dishes served were –¬†

# Tauhu Bakar РCrisp silken tofu with shredded cucumber, carrots, chives topped with rojak sauce

# Sarawak Popiah Rolls – Gluten wrappers with Yam, Carrot & curried potatoes.

# Acar Melayu РSweet spicy Malaysian pickle with nutty sesame flavour served with sticky rice. 

# Nasi Kapur Kunyit – Turmeric & lime scented steamed rice. Best served with Ayam, Kambing, Campuran Sayur

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Cuisines

Malaysian, Asian

Average Cost 

‚āĻ1,800 for two people

Opening hours

 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Address

BG 04, Ansal Plaza, Andrews Ganj, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi

 

Andrea’s Eatery

This is a travel inspired restaurant which is reflected through its menu. Each and every item will be from a destination travelled and experienced by the man himself “Andrea Pauro” a traveller. Dishes¬†includes places like Goa, Bangkok, New York, Dubai, Indonesia, Venice, Tuscan and more¬†awesome places and the menu is designed with¬†interesting details of¬†the different places.

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Andrea’s Eatery, is an initiative to create a space that offers foodies an opportunity to experience dishes from all over the world, in a beautiful setting with great service and value.

The menu will evolve continuously by introducing new recipes, experimenting with new flavours and constantly keeping the novelty factor alive.
By Head Chef Mohit Jaggi

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And I would totally agree to each and every word he said. It was not just a¬†casual¬†dine out or just¬†another day with my girl friends. It ended up becoming a gastronomical experience. Right from¬†service to ambiance,¬†flavours to aroma…. all became like a night at the carnival.¬†What a beautiful and flavourful afternoon spent with my girls.¬†
Never had such a wonderful time eating out.

** Few Favourites **

Andrea’s House Salad – Totally refreshing salad to start with. Rocket leafs, pine nuts and goat cheese. heavenly combination of crunch, gooey cheese sour and sweet leafs.

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Andrea’s House Salad

Caramel Pork РIts a pork lovers delight. 5 hour slow braised Austrian Pork Shoulder on sticky Jasmine Rice topped with wok tossed snow peas and burnt garlic. Juicy and tender grilled pork which melts in your mouth. A comfort food indeed. 

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Caramel Pork

Sea BassThe best “Sea Bass” of my life. Pan Seared till Crispy, served with Mustard and Leek Cream with Burned Garlic and Baby Spinach. ¬†¬†

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Fresh Butter Garlic PrawnsPan Seared Butter Garlic Prawns served with hand cut fries.

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Butter Garlic Prawns

Many thanks to the chef for such an amazing food prepared for us. *Specially For A Customised Dessert Platter* by the CHEF himself. 

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Sikkim – Where Nature Smiles

My travel experience of Sikkim was quite mesmerizing serene. The more I explored the places and culture the more I fell in love with this state. Born in Northeast India myself, there is very special connection felt within every time I visit this part of the country. Truly said and absolutely perfect tag line given by the India Tourism. “NorthEast – A Paradise Unexplored”¬†

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Sikkim¬†has been given many names. The Lepchas, original inhabitants of the land called it Nye-mae-el `paradise’. The Limbus named it Su Khim or `new house’ while to the Bhutias it was Beymul Demazong `the hidden valley of rice’¬†

The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging. 

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My Journey To Gangtok-

Took a flight from Delhi to ‘Bagdogra Airport’ in West Bengal. From there its a 5 hours [124kms] journey by road via NH10 enjoying the scenic beauty all through out the way as it passes by the river “Tista” and crossing places like Siliguri, Mangpu, Kalimpong, Rangpo and Rangpool.

Wanna save some time? You can take a helicopter ride from the Bagdogra Airport to reach Gangtok¬†easily and comfortably. The helicopter service (known as Pawan Hans) is provided by the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) which is a division of Sikkim State Govt. Timings –¬†10 AM to 5 PM

Sight scene 

Ban Jhakri Waterfall **¬† The 100-foot waterfall of Ban Jhakri is located near Gangtok. The park’s statuary and other displays document the Ban Jhakri,¬†or traditional shamanic¬†healer who worships spirits living in caves around the falls. Ban means “forest”, and jhakri¬†means “healer”. Though it is just a tourist destination now, it is believed that hundreds of years ago the native people use to bring the ill members of the family to this place to heal. A priest¬†community called jhakri [healer] would¬†preform few¬†rituals worshiping spirits living in the caves around the falls to cure the illness. Specifically at midnight. The family of the ill person would present ginger, fresh water, herbs, turmeric and a cock as¬†offering to the spirits.¬†

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Deorali Monastery ¬†**¬† One of the Monastery among many others in Gangtok and Sikkim. It is also nearby to the “Tibetology Institute”

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Tashi View Point **¬† [Bojoghori Village] This view point will keep you spellbound with its natural beauty. Apart from the beautiful hills and valleys of Gangtok, this view post will mesmerise you with by giving a spectacular look of the “Kanchenjunga Mountains”¬†The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world.

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But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga. Even today the mountain god is invoked and prayed to during Pang Lhabsol, a major Sikkimese festival, which also commemorates the blood brotherhood sworn between the Lepchas and the Bhutias at Kabi in the fifteenth century. The sacred mountain can be viewed from every corner of Sikkim.

Ganesh Tok ** ¬†¬†Close to Tashi View point is Ganesh Tok, a temple of Lord Gansha. It’s located at an altitude of 6,500 ft. It¬†is one of the most famous Lord Ganesh temple in Gangtok.¬†This small temple can accommodate only few persons at a time.

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Plant Observatory **  There are various species of plants for observation. For. tourist this place is just for recreation purpose and for some perfect selfies. For a botanist, this place is heavenly. A very refreshing place with different plant species. Specially known for preservation of rhododendrons. 

Sikkimese Cuisine 

Momos ** Here comes the hometown ¬†of our beloved “Momos” Yes! those sinful and indulging dumplings which we can’t live without. These guys are available in almost every corner in India and making all go gaga behind them. “Momos are most commonly available food in Sikkim. From roadside shacks to the most expensive restaurants, you will find Momos on every menu.¬†Hot steamed flour dumplings filled with minced meat, cheese or vegetable, accompanied by home made chilli sauce and piping hot soup.

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Thukpa **  Another popular and easily available item is the Thukpa or Gya-thuk, a typical Tibetan style noodles in soup, based with vegetables or meat.

Saelroti ** The Nepalese prepare a special kind of bread, mostly during festivals called the Saelroti. This is prepared from fermented rice batter which is deep fried in a ring shape and eaten with potato curry or meat or simply by itself.

Fermented food ** In fact, is an important element of many Sikkimese dishes. Like Chhurpi, Kinema and Bamboo Shoot.

But my best experience of having a wholesome and home made meal was at “Aunty Lalmaya’s Kitchen. The cafe is next to “Ganesh Tok” She is running this small cafe since ages and serving home made food cooked all by herself to locals and tourists. She feeds more then 100 people a day. During peak season the count goes upto 200 to 300 customers a day.¬†

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Lalmaya Aunty in her kitchen.

People 

The People of Sikkim consist of three ethnic groups, that is, Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali. Sikkimese Nepali are mostly Buddhist comprising of cast like “Lepcha” and “Bhutia”. They are also ¬†considered to be the upper class caste. Rest comprises of cast like “Rai” “Limbu” “Mukhia” etc. They are mostly Nepali Hindus.¬†

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P.S – The details are sticky based on my personal experience and references from locals and wiki.

 

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