Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ION Orchard

I am in Singapore this week!

Orchard Road.. shopping mecca.. and now, ION Orchard:)

The first shop ever on Orchard Road was TANGS founded in 1934 and established on Orchard Road in the 1950s.

Orchard Road is flanked by pedestrian malls. The latest addition, ION Orchard has the distinction of also being a future residential area and has a fantastic, modern facade.

I really like this place - it looks sleek, cool and calculated. A true Ice Maiden.

All the my favourite shops under one roof, i.e. over 300 retail, F&B and entertainment stores, which includes luxury brands, international brands and popular high street fashion and lifestyle stores all housed in funky, innovative retailing concept stores. Paradise!

ION Orchard photos from here .

Yea, I was prepared to shop till I dropped... but first, lunch!

The Nautilus Project - Contemporary Pan Asian cuizine, specializing in seafood. Many of the dishes are influenced by the Mediterranean, Californian and South East Asian cuizine. If you click on the link, you will read that this place is owned by an Indonesian, conceived by a Swede and branded by a Brit. How exotic. The restaurant is operated by the Prime Society group which also operates a steak house restaurant at Dempsey.

Anyway, the most appealing thing to me on the menu was the fact that this place offers lunch specials such as raw oysters + a glass of prosecco at only SD45. What a steal.
However, since my stomach was tender and empty, I went for the Oceanic Platter instead. Oh, and also, a glass of prosecco, of course.

The total bill set me back by only SD40.00, but I ate till I was stuffed.

The seafood was fresh with crisp, clean flavours. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch.

The Nautilus Project - Fishtaurant & Ice Bar,
2 Orchard Turn,
#04-09 ION Orchard

As for the shopping, I didn't have time to photograph a lot because my hands were full (of shopping!) but I will say this.. Custo Barcelona has got to be my favourite shop of the lot.
Custo Barcelona was created by two brothers, Custo (surprise, surprise..) & David Dalmu.

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The Californian lifestyle, expressed in the look of surfers living in the southern part of the state is the basis of their creation, evident in their colourful fashion. The use of textures, colour combinations and printed patterns is a common theme - the designs are great.. street-wear that also looks sophisticated.

The outfits look good, wear comfortably and most importantly, do not cost an arm and a leg.

I hope Custo comes to KL soon;)

Finally, I checked out SINS - Singapore's multi-award winning chocolatiers. Apparently SINS is famous for coming up with new ideas in creating unusual tastes in chocolates.

I tried their dark chocolate cookies for a quick snack, in case I got hungry later at the hotel. Crunchy when eaten fresh, and with a rich ambrosial flavour - this later made the perfect midnight snack with milk.

(Oh dear, how will I stay slim on this trip I wonder.. :P)

to be continued..


Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Enjoying the life in SG, I see. :-D Come back soon, Ciki!!

J said...

Waddaya mean "only sd 40"?? O_o
(Food looks so good... but I hate the bloody forex....)

J2Kfm said...

funny how good chocolate cookies look like erm ... droppings eh? :)
dark, uneven, and ugly.
but rich.

thule a.k.a leo said...

I never refrain myself from eating whenever I go somewhere... eat eat and eat are all I can think of :)
just double up the exercise when u get back to KL ok???

foodbin said...

for those amount of fresh seafood served it's not too expensive lah!

Nic (KHKL) said...

just one visit and you've already discovered more things than me already..haha! i'm mostly at B4 only. yupe, that place with all the makanz...

see ya soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

shioknya..u seem to be paid in sg dollars at the way you seem to say 45sgd is a steal!

worldwindows said...

Looks empty!? The food comes with a touch of class.

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mimid3vils said...

Don worry, u still in perfect shape although u eat a lot at M'sia :P

Life for Beginners said...

Darn, and I missed going last weekend cos I forgot my passport! :P

Come back soon with more stories, dear! :D

UnkaLeong said...

I shall speak to my leasing department to see if we can bring Custo Barcelona into our shore ;) heheh...

Make sure you run babeee while u r there :*

Paranoid Android said...

Newsflash! Singapore's economy lifted out of it's doldrums since Ciki's visit!

Nice to know that you are enjoying yourself (again!). Wah! SGD 40 can buy you lunch at Sage lar, but if you are dining in Orchard, it's probably a steal.

thenomadGourmand said...

haha.. ION's the bomb yea?
So many shops and the fashion items totally rocks!

JENCOOKS said...

Arh just read your presence here ! I will be working going hometown this weekend. Enjoy your stay here with the spanking new ION mall. Read your dig at Bkt Pasoh, incredible eats too.

CUMI & CIKI said...

LL & J:
Sing is good fun.. starting to miss KL already tho.. erm - cannot convert la.. or else wallet sakit! hehe

looks bad but taste good!

easy, just bring runners where ever you go - don't need to wait till u get back to exercise mah!


CUMI & CIKI said...

LL & J:
Sing is good fun.. starting to miss KL already tho.. erm - cannot convert la.. or else wallet sakit! hehe

looks bad but taste good!

easy, just bring runners where ever you go - don't need to wait till u get back to exercise mah!


CUMI & CIKI said...

nic, joe:
nic, bcoz u dont like shopping and joe - don't convert la!

i was late - lunch at close to 3pm

aww, thx!

i heard from Nic! poor u!

ofkors! i always run where ever i am!

ROFL..! cannot convert, don't convert haha

CUMI & CIKI said...

TNG, Jen:
Shopping (window)! shiok!