Kampong Glam: Delighting in Culture, Colours and Cuisine (Part 2)

by Ruth on January 26, 2013

in Beauty & Fashion, Food, Places to Go

In yesterday’s post,we visited a famous nasi padang eatery, seen some gorgeous architecture and spotted some quirky stuff around Kampong Glam.

Today, we are go shopping! Come join me and discover toys from my childhood days, nice fashion pieces (mostly great for the coming Lunar New Year), eating places and more.

First up, a toy plane I mentioned in the post about my son’s birthday. Well, I found the toy at Kampong Glam!

Besides airplanes, they also have toy birds. You won’t believe this but they are selling for just $0.50 a pack! What you can buy for $0.50 in Singapore these days? Not even a cup of coffee! So these are a steal!  My son enjoyed it and I believe many kids will have fun with them too.

Nearby to this stall is Utopia, a fashion outlet (on Bussorah Street) where I discovered some fashion pieces, including cheongsum with a modern twist, that I think will be great for the Lunar New Year.

My favourite is this blouse – its cheerful prints and necklace-like embellishment around the collar is gorgeous.  Too bad it doesn’t look flattering on someone with a thin frame like me.

Next, we found some items that will make for some pretty interesting home decor ideas with a bit of creativity. Such as dressing up the bird cage…

Into something like this…

Image source from Baby Lifestyles 

Or this…

Image source from Celebrations at Home

The shop also sells a wide range of rattan baskets and boxes… are they giving your creative mind inspiration for home organising or home decor projects?

Nearby, we spotted an interesting-looking Japanese restaurant with an equally intriguing name – Sushi Airways.

 The restaurant is located on the second floor of a shophouse, above Cafe Rouge on Baghdad Street. The fiery red logo with a metal staircase leading up to the restaurant make it memorable and we intend to be back to try the food.

The same day, after we returned home, we came across a review in The Sunday Times by Wong Ah Yoke about Sushi Airways. You can read the review here. For more food and interior photos, you can see Miss Tam Chiak’s blog post. 

Here’s the last shop we are introducing to you – Standard of Living on Kandahar Street. We didn’t get a chance to go in as it appeared to be closed that day and partly also because we were running late. I later found out that it’s shop selling furniture and home decorations sourced from around the region.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the two posts on Kampong Glam and is intrigued enough to make a visit yourself!  We have fallen in love with the laid-back feel of this Kampong, which is littered with quaint little shops and eateries. We’ll definitely be back, at least to have a meal at Sushi Airways or at one of the middle-eastern restaurants!

 

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