Singapore + Bangkok (A Whirlwind Tour)

I HAVE RETURNED from my whirlwind adventure to SIN/BKK with local music personality, ex-housemate, platonic man-candy and general cool dude Adam on our mission to to eat all of the food feat. our friend Mel who’s working abroad for a little while. WARNING: photo-heavy post. Crazy heavy.

SINGAPORE. Some call it sterile, I’ll stick with “orderly”. A hub of too many great cultures. Check out the night safari after 7pm as part of the zoo. Head to Little India (the Tekka Centre on Buffalo Road) for a plate of the greatest chicken biryani, visit the East Coast for some chili crab (evidence of us giving it the ol’ ridgy-didge posted below) and lose your mind in the number of department stores along Orchard Road. Bugis Street was conveniently located moments from our hotel and is a great spot for on-the-go eats (thank u pandan + kaya waffle) and shopping for some adorable, girly accessories. Be sure to hit up maccas; the McSpicy goes off.

BANGKOK. You could spend your entire holiday exploring street food options (Sukhumvit Soi 38 has the greatest mango sticky rice) and getting lost in Chinatown on a Saturday night. TRY AN AUTHENTIC PAD THAI. Buy everything at Chatuchak markets (a stall I’ll caption as “a food stylist’s dream” also pictured below), go for a boat adventure through world heritage site Ayutthaya for a snapshot of Thai provincial life. Have the living balls beaten out of you with a legit Thai massage (I regret everything). For all the hip kids take some time to explore Thong Lo. We reccomend Iron Fairies, a terrace-converted-bar with the sweetest jazz, Mr. Jones’ Orphanage for the sweetest cake and feast for the eyes, Shades of Retro for some sick cocktails and guaranteed laid-back vibe with the added perk of all the free buttered popcorn your stomach can handle and for the greatest eats try Soul Food Mahanakorn (dem tamarind pork ribs) and Xuan Mai (a restaurant opened by former Miss Saigon turned FBI agent turned chef). No #sydneyfoodtrends in sight, just the way I like it.

Humidity aside I had a spectacular time and the post-holiday blues are beginning to hit home hard (OH LORD WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE) but for now please enjoy few of my ~travel pics~. Since there’s only so much I can squeeze into the constraints of this post for more and larger versions please visit my portfolio site alanadimou.com and check out the photomedia section.


























































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  1. Winston’s avatar

    Ohhh man… This post is AWESOME, Alana!! Singapore and Thailand are both very very good places to travel. Although I haven’t been to Thailand myself, I’m sure I’ll love it what with all the things they have to offer. And yeah, I would totally eat a plate of that mango and sweet sticky rice desserts every night if I was there. Singapore on the other hand is a country I visit fairly often. Just cannot get enough out of that beautiful city! So much to experience in every corner, for every budget. Honestly, prices can go from very low to very high haha. And LOL good to see you had your bib on for the crab dinner. Was the best, wasn’t it?!?!

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  2. Jessica’s avatar

    so many beautiful photos alana! also an excellent description of adam, hahaha. my godmother and her family have lived in singapore for something like 15 years or more so i’ve visited them a handful of times and the most recent was the start of last year and we went to jumbo’s too! i don’t eat meat anymore but i remember their crispy chicken being AMAZING. it’s a bit different going on holiday with family than it is with friends so i didn’t get to check out much nightlife, etc. but i’ll be sure you hit you guys up for the best places to eat next time i visit!

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  3. Tina @ bitemeshowme’s avatar

    One word – AMAZING! What a fabulous vacation you had. I’ve been to Singapore but not Thailand. You really know how to capture the moments. You didn’t even put much text in this post and I feel all these emotions! I’ve been back from my holiday for 6 weeks now and I’ve still got the post holiday blues :( Hope you can recover from yours much quicker than me. xx

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  4. The High Heel Gourmet’s avatar

    Did you try the Pad-Thai at soi 38? He’s across the alley from the sticky rice and mango. Also the noodle with dumpling is one of the best in Bangkok. The guy made his own noodles.

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  5. Vivian - vxdollface’s avatar

    wow looks like you had an amazing trip! now i wish i was on holidays!

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  6. Helen (Grab Your Fork)’s avatar

    Awesome photos. I love the colours of Asia, even down to the plastic melamine plates at hawker markets!

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  7. Barbara Powell’s avatar

    …and I didn’t realise you had gone! Great photos makes we want another holiday….

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  8. claire’s avatar

    that definitely makes me want to go there! nice pics

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