Dec 29, 2018

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre: Launching in January 2019

If you're looking forward to freshening up your wardrobe, the fastest and easiest way is to get yourself a new scent. You might not notice it, but fragrance plays a vital role in appearance. Other than leaving an impression, it is also something personal - just like a hidden tattoo under your sleeve.

I'm embracing the new Chanel Chance Eau Tendre as my everyday perfume starting right now. Just in time to welcome 2019. The perfume is a new interpretation of the previous Chance Eau Tendre that comes in eau de toilette form. With the new eau de parfum form, it is more concentrate, giving an intense scent which lasts longer and at the same time, has a longer time to react to different skin type.

You can smell the fragrance as being powdery in the first whiff. But as the perfume evaporate and the longer you wear it, the fragrance leave a floral/fruity smell. It depends on different nose whether it is being floral or fruity, that is because it has a fruity top notes (grapefruit and quince) and floral middle note (jasmine and hyacinth). The different characteristics of the notes are bind together with musk and amber for its base notes. Overall, the notes are very powerful, but not overpowering. If you're not a fan of Chanel No. 5, do give this fragrance a try. It has a playful and modern take, unlike the other conventional Chanel's fragrance.

The Chanel Chance Eau Tendre will be available at all Chanel Beauty counters starting from January 2019. 

Dec 25, 2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Christian readers a Merry Christmas. And to everyone, Happy New Year. May joy and happiness will forever be with you. 

Dec 9, 2018

2nd Floor Coffee House Melaka

Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Price range: RM8 - RM15
Pork free
Address: 25, JALAN TKL 2/17, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 MalaccaPhone number: 017-611 2865Business hour: 12PM - 1AM (Closed on Thursday)

Melaka has plenty of cafes to explore, but the famous ones are usually packed with customers during the weekend and especially during holiday season. One of these worthy cafes to try out is the 2nd Floor Coffe House Melaka, which you can find plenty of parking spots even on the busiest weekend. The cafe is located same row as the white restaurant building, Bei Zhan.


Nov 28, 2018

Huda Beauty New Nude Palette Review

Looks like the pink hue eyeshadow is going to be the next big trend in makeup. Or is it already happening now? First, there was the Urban Decay Naked Cherry. And now, this - Huda Beauty Nude. On the first glance, it doesn't resemble the usual nude that we are accustomed for which is the skin tone browns. It has pink-peach tones which don't resemble the nude that we are familiar with. But according to Huda Kattan, this palette is a game-changer to all the nude palettes ever made. It embraces confidence and not the "naked nude".

Brand: Huda Beauty
Product name: New Nude Palette
Purchase from: SephoraPrice: RM275
Product explanation: A game-changing palette that reinvents nude with revolutionary textures and colours.

Initially, I thought the pink tone eyeshadow palette is so overdone. For example, the peach palette was quite a good investment for me, and then I put it aside because I couldn't figure out how to use it on a daily look.


Nov 22, 2018

Jill Stuart Loose Blush Review

This blush is extremely pretty - that's enough excuse to get one. I got drawn to it because of the unique packaging and the very girly salmon pink shade of the blush. I'm really into salmon pink shades at the moment because it lifts up the spirit whenever I look at it. Plus, the delicate dandelion applicator adds the fun of it.

  • Brand: Jill Stuart
  • Product name: Loose Blush
  • Shade: 02 Fluffy Flower
  • Price: RM160
  • Product explanation: Just like cotton candy, this Loose Blush is sure to keep you sweet! You’ll be pretty in pink when you use the soft puff stick applicator to apply a hint of colour to your cheekbones. The powder blush even has a delicate shimmer for a naturally radiant finish.

Let the review begins!


Nov 17, 2018

Travel Journal Tokyo 2018

Since I spent most of my time filling in my Traveler's Notebook, I will show you guys how my travel journal looks like. The style that I adopt is mostly collage, using scraps of paper goods I collected during my trip, washi tapes, stickers, etc. 


The Traveler's Notebook that I enjoy using now is the Tokyo Station Limited Edition brown cover. I bought this from Tokyo Station. The limited edition Traveler's Notebook is limited to 2 per person. I begin to like the brown cover a lot because as it tarnishes, the colour becomes more vivid. It is slowly becoming of a character of its own. 

Nov 13, 2018

Halal Nyonya Restaurant in Melaka: Big Nyonya

School holiday is approaching. If you're planning on a trip to Melaka, and you have to tick off the bucket list for good Nyonya food, I highly recommend the Big Nyonya Restaurant.


Nov 11, 2018

Reusable Straws Comparison

Many states in Malaysia will ban single-use plastic straws. This is a good news to a lot of restaurant operators because it will reduce their cost.


Nov 5, 2018

Oedo Onsen Monogatari @ Odaiba

First thing first, if you ever been to an onsen resort, this place may be lack of wow-factor for you. But if you are an Onsen-virgin, I highly recommend you to visit the Oedo Onsen Monogatari. Located at Odaiba, you can easily walk to the Oedo Onsen from the Museum of Emerging Science or take a bus there. The place is sort of a mini family amusement park with the onsen as main feature.


Nov 1, 2018

Types of Flowers Commonly Used for Bridal Bouquets

You can never deny the fact that women usually search for bridal bouquet ideas before reaching this memorable day of their lives. This can be an advantage because with different types of bridal bouquets that you can choose from, making an advance research will save you time and will also help you come up with the best flower arrangement. As much as possible, you have to go for a bridal bouquet that you can easily match to your outfit so you don’t have to change your mind over and over again.


Oct 31, 2018

The Remainings of Tsukiji Market

You might have read the news that the world-famous Tsukiji market was torn down to make its way for a multi-level carpark construction. The entire market operation has moved to Toyosu, which is about 15 minutes away from the previous location. Although the new location has a better facility and cleaner environment, it can't be compared to the 83-year old Tsukiji market that offers raw fish market experience.


Oct 30, 2018

Tokyo Travel Tips You Have to Read Before Going

There are thousand travel tips on Tokyo on the internet, but I want to share my piece.


Oct 28, 2018

10 Places to Shop for Stationery in Tokyo

Stationery has a large consumer base in Japan. Unlike other countries, Japan takes a lot of pride in their stationery goods, even after leaving school, stationery is still part of their everyday life. Writing letters is still a usual activity and considered as a very thoughtful gift. Gifts are wrapped and personalized with various stationery goods.


Oct 21, 2018

Trying Out the New Pringles Instant Noodle

Have you read the news about the new Pringles instant noodles? Apparently, it's available at all convenient stores and supermarket in Japan by now, but I didn't find it there. I found it in Mega Don Quijote at Shibuya.


Oct 18, 2018

Tokyo Shopping Haul & Giveaway

This is going to be a super long post, so I'll try to break it into 3 parts. The first one, I will share some shopping tips in Tokyo. Second, I'll discuss what I bought briefly. And lastly, the giveaway. You can skip to the parts where you want to read.


Oct 4, 2018

Review: Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner

Here's a quick post on the Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea - Jasmine Water Balancing Toner. I've been enjoying this toner for a month now, and I guess you would too.

Price: RM169
Purchase from: Sephora


Oct 2, 2018

Daiso Makeup Brush Cleaner is worth every penny

I have my doubts on Daiso beauty products, but I don't think another second to grab these Makeup Brush Cleaner (Solution) and Makeup Brush Cleaner (Box). After all, what damage can it do to your makeup brushes right?


Sep 30, 2018

Review: Huda Beauty Obsession Palette in Smokey

My relationship with Huda Beauty didn't work out especially with its eyeshadow. But I gave the Obsession Palette a try, hoping to get a different experience. It didn't disappoint. My decision to buy the palette mainly for practicality.

  • Price: RM145


Sep 23, 2018

Halal Food in Yangon, Myanmar

I don't have much to blog about Yangon because I was there for a mere 3 days for work. Our partner in Yangon is a Muslim and respectfully, we had to had to scout for halal food. It wasn't hard for us since our partner is a local Muslim. We trusted him for his taste and at the same time we were adventurous, so we're up for anything.


Sep 22, 2018

Sephora New Brand: Jill Stuart

It's only been a week since I dipped my hands into new brands from Sephora - Huda Beauty, Pretty Vulgar & Saturday Skin. This week we have another new brand came onboard on Sephora, it's none other than Japanese luxury makeup brand Jill Stuart.

Technically Jill Stuart is an American brand, but their entire beauty line is developed & manufactured in Japan by the Kose lab. The brand has a sexy innocent look which appeals to younger women. But with the adorable packaging, I'm pretty sure older women like me are attracted to it as well. If you don't know, Jill Stuart is a household name in Japan for luxury goods. Besides beauty products, they have an entire range of home goods such as kitchenware which is often sought after in Japan.

I've got four items to try out and here are the brief intro to the products. But first, let me show you the free gift I got from the purchase. It's a beautiful crystal and silver hand mirror. You'll receive this hand mirror for every purchase of Jill Stuart products above RM280. It's also exclusive to Sephora KLCC or online purchase only.

Jill Stuart Loose Blush (RM160)

I bought this blush because the packaging is extremely unique and cute. The product is held in a dome-shaped case and the applicator is a dandelion puff. I've never seen something so pretty before. It was a little messy when I tried to set it up, but it's all good after you lock the dandelion puff into the holder.

The shade that I got is Fluffy Flower, which is a coral pink that suits all skintones. It has a subtle sheen that shimmers a little, but not too obvious. There is a strong rose scent too.

I highly recommend this if you're looking for something fun to add into your makeup collection.

Jill Stuart Lip Blossom (RM115)

I read a lot of good reviews on this lipstick and pick a safe shade to try out. The shade that I got is Girly Camellia which is an orangy pink (I tend to lean to orange shade, it complements my olive skin well). Besides the good reviews, I was also attracted to the packaging. It has Swarovski crystal-encrusted to it and a tiny mirror hidden on the top of the lid.

The finish is high-gloss shine and the product is very soft. It glides on smooth as butter. Another thing to love about this lipstick is that rosemary extract, lavender oil and avocado oil are used generously as the main ingredients.

Jill Stuart Brow & Nose Shadow Powder (RM130)

This product isn't as interesting as the others, but still has a pretty attractive packaging with a full mirror on the cover. I think it is self-explanatory, and I will write a full review on this soon when I find the time. It is also noteworthy to mention that, the product seems like a higher-end version of the Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow.

Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact N (RM179)

I was extremely excited about this and save it for the last. I always see this blush in Japanese beauty magazine and it is highly rated. If you're going to get only one Jill Stuart product, be it this blush. The reason because, the packaging is very pretty, 'nuff said.

Just joking... I think this product actually worth your money. It also comes with a travel size brush which you can detach from the blush pan after you finish the product. The product itself has four quads that you can mix and match any shade you wish. That makes it really convenient to travel with this blush. I will definitely make a review for this! Do watch out if you're interested to know more.

The brush also embellished in real Swarovski crystal. The shade that I got is 02 Fresh Apricot.

Jill Stuart is pricey but since the packaging is made of Swarovski, that makes it pretty legit to pay the high tag. Do look out for this sign on the box. Those with no Swarovski packaging is pretty affordable. 

Since I have so many things to review and so limited time, do let me know what product review you look forward to the most:

Which product you would want to read a full review?

Loose Blush
Mix Blush Compact N
Brow & Nose Shadow Powder
Lip Blossom

Sep 10, 2018

5 Mistakes I Made As A Blogger

This is a rather personal post. Not about my life in general, but my journey as a blogger. There is a reaction behind everyone's mind when the word "blogger" is triggered. To me, it isn't a positive one. Because of that I've been hiding behind my computer screen and tapping on my keyboard just to keep this blog going. I love what I'm doing on this blog, mainly the reason why I still blogging about beauty after a good 8 years.

Also read: What you need to do before you start a blog

I really want to bring this blog up to the next level, so I'm listing down all the mistakes I've done, hope to rectify the mistakes. They say mistakes are the best teacher, and I couldn't agree more.

#1 - Feeling embarrassed

I remember at an event, a guy asked me what do I do for a living, and I said I'm a blogger. He was like, "so you always get free stuff?". I tried to explain to him that I don't write for free. And then his reply pierced me so sharp "not only you take other people's stuff for free, you want people to pay you and send you the free stuff?". I felt so embarrassed.

In countries like the U.S., Australia and European countries, bloggers are looked up to as a journalist, a business owner or event a subject-matter expert (they call it KOL now - key opinion leader). But not here in Malaysia. The image of a blogger is ruined by some who constantly looking for perks with the blogger job title and even ruined the business ecosystem for bloggers.

I stopped calling myself a blogger since then.

Not until recently, I begin to regret this. Being a blogger is not about how many paychecks we get at the end of the day or how many free things we receive, it really is a job to inform. The responsibility of a blogger is how much value we can bring to our readers through our posts. Because of feeling embarrassed, I failed to bring up my blog as a brand. This eventually will fail me when I try to advocate something on my blog.

#2 - Do not take my blog seriously

I have a fulltime job, albeit being a fulltime blogger is what I desire. I want to become a fulltime blogger, not because of the money nor the privilege. What I really seek is a flexible time where I can stay at home and spend more time with my family. I have been staying away from my family for a long time and the feeling of missing out really hurts a lot. I could find a job in my hometown but it really isn't easy. Getting another job isn't my focus because I still want that freedom to be at home, cook for my grandma, bring her out for tea, etc.

If I want to make blogging my fulltime job, it is time for me to take my blog seriously. I will have to tackle my first problem of being embarrassed. I have to openly let people know that I blog and I enjoy doing it.

#3 - Do not prepare my marketing kit

The thing about opportunity is, it comes at the least expected moment. There are many times I turned down blogging gigs because I don't have a proper marketing kit for my blog. When a brand or PR company ask for my rate, I don't have a number to give them or a proposal to send out.

This is by far the biggest mistake. I am still learning about the reasonable rate and understanding my audience so that I can give a better value proposition to my potential clients.

#4 - Taking things too personally

I get a lot of comments from my blog, sometimes they are encouraging, but most of the time they're not. Comments like - I have bad English, I'm showing off, etc. really puts me down. There were a few times I thought of stop blogging entirely, but luckily I manage to control that noises around me and pick only the positive comments to respond to. I read a lot of U.S. blogs and they don't write in perfect English as well. I don't have to feel bad about my bad grammar.

What I have to do is to focus on the content of my blog and ask myself what I can bring to the table. It is not about how I should react to negative comments. There can be 1 reader who gave a negative comment, but 100 more who benefit from what I deliver.

#5 - Do not have a content calendar 

Because I'm not an online magazine, nor an online portal, I don't have a content calendar. It is hard for me to stick to a publishing pattern, mainly because I don't take my blog too seriously (back to point number 2). I am trying my very best to blog daily, whether it is just 20% of a complete post, or taking photos or working on the backend coding, I need to get my feet going. Oh, it rhymes!

"It takes 21 days to form a habit" - Maxwell Maltz

So for the next 21 days, I will spend at least 30 minutes a day to work on my blog.

I think these are the thing I've done wrong through my blogging journey. I'm not sure what's the purpose this post brings to you, but if you're a blogger, maybe you can resonate with what I said and ponder upon it. 

Sep 8, 2018

Sephora New Brands: Pretty Vulgar, Huda Beauty & Saturday Skin

Sephora is getting pretty exciting lately with these new brands onboard. First of all, Huda Beauty's presence in South East Asia is long overdue. Huda Beauty followers are majority Muslim women and it makes sense for her to bring her brand here since we are an Islamic country. I'm not too sure what's the reason behind the delay, but let's rejoice it is finally here. Pretty Vulgar on the other hand is a new cult brand that caught a lot of attention lately. Last but not least, Saturday Skin just pops out of nowhere and I didn't even know this brand exists until I was browsing through Sephora's website.

Pretty Vulgar

I have to talk about this brand first. I have been dying to try this and finally! Initially, I was excited beyond reason and added 5 items from Pretty Vulgar into my cart. But then senses came to me, and I went on to consult Tati. I trust her review 100% because she always gives a fair review and has never been a brand slave. I watched her video and pretty much buy-in to what she recommended.

After watching the video, I reduced to getting the Shimmering Swan Highlighter and The Ink Gel Eyeliner. The highlight was rated as all-time A+ in Temptalia, I know it would be a star product. And the Ink Gel Eyeliner just won my heart with the ink bottle that resembles classic calligraphy ink. Albeit the packaging of Pretty Vulgar is very pretty, the quality doesn't reflect the price of the products. It feels plasticky, cheap and you can get better packaging from drugstore brands. If you're buying anything from Pretty Vulgar just for the packaging, don't be fooled.

Huda Beauty

This isn't my first Huda Beauty product. I had the matte liquid lipsticks (they dry up my lips so badly). And I had the Rose Gold palette (totally not impressed at all). But I think this brand deserves a second chance from me. After all the Obsessions Eyeshadow palette is too cute to pass. My first choice was the Mauve palette which has a pink/rose gold hue. Since it was sold out, the Smokey palette is my next pick. It is a palm-sized, perfect for travelling. To my surprise, this small palette comes with a mirror inside. But the packaging looks cheap with the cardboard casing. The combination of matte, shimmer and satin texture gives you the flexibility to create multiple looks. It also has a fair bit of neutral shades. You can create looks beyond smokey like how the name suggests. With the usual Huda Beauty quality, I think this palette is worth getting.

Saturday Skin

This is an entirely new brand for me. I've not tried a single product from Saturday Skin and I think the packaging is so sweet. This is a free deluxe size product that automatically added into my cart when I check out. I'm glad I have the chance to try it because the Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist is pretty mediocre. There's nothing noteworthy me to recommend. The mist has no scent and I don't think my skin benefit anything from it. But it's still a good product to keep in your purse in case you need some freshen up during hot days.

So let me know if you are interested to know more about each of the product in a more detailed review. Just vote below:

Which product you would want to read a full review?

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner
Pretty Vulgar Shimmering Swan Highlighter
Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist


Sep 2, 2018

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Light & Creamy Tint Squeeze Lip

Another lipstick review? You might think. And you don't need another lipstick, right. What if I tell you, this is unlike any other lipsticks you had before.

The Creamy Lip is Mamonde's new collection in their lipstick line. Or should I say they are the Mamonde's new collections because there are two different lipstick formulas? There are 10 shades of the Tint Balm and 20 shades of the Tint Squeeze in this line. How this is different?

Creamy Tint Squeeze Lip

First thing first, the texture is frosty, kinda like your usual cream lipstick but leans to the hydrating side because it is 28% infused with rose water. The rich texture glides smoothly and easy to control if you want to have a sheer coverage or a full intense lipstick. The packaging is really cool. Unlike other cream lipsticks that come in a form of gloss tube with doe foot applicator, this lip cream comes in a rubbery squeezable crayon tube. It is hygienic and I love the idea of it.

Creamy Tint Color Balm Light

It has a 3-in-1 function where you can use it as a lip balm, tinted of course, lip tint or a lipstick. This product can be used as a cream blusher. It is so versatile that I think you should get all the shades, then you'll never have to buy any lipstick, lip balm, and blusher again.

You can purchase the Mamonde's Creamy Lip Tint Balm from Amazon for $20.05.

To achieve the K-Pop look, both the products are used to compliment each other. You can mix and match the colours and texture to get the gradient look or intensify the colour by using the same shade with different texture.

I think I'll leave it to the pro to show you how the 2-color layering is done properly:

All Mamonde's products can be purchased through the Mamonde Beauty Counters at Aeon 1 Utama, PJ, Aeon Mid Valley Megamall, KL, Parkson Suria KLCC, KL, Aeon Bukit Indah, JB, Aeon Tebrau City, JB, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Penang and Sephora stores located at Mid Valley Megamall, KL, 1 Utama, PJ, IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Komtar, Johor Bahru, IMAGO Shopping Mall, KK and Nu Sentral, KL. It is also available on and


Sep 1, 2018

The Story About The Death of Naked Palette by Urban Decay

By now you should have heard about the Naked palette that was announced "dead" by Urban Decay. Any rational mind would be questioning - is this a marketing gimmick? It seems like it is. Urban Decay produced a video of discontinuing the palette.

It doesn't make sense for a brand to release an ad after the decision to discontinue the palette. In the video all of they have called out the palette as OG - meaning the original. Therefore, it is safe to say that we can expect another Naked palette to be released real soon.

Take note that UD did not specify which Naked palette that they're discontinuing. From the video/ad, it seems like Naked 2, 3, basics, and other Naked palettes are here to stay.

When the Naked palette was launched 8 years ago, Urban Decay was a stand-alone brand, and later was acquired by L'Oreal. At that time, the Naked palette was the best palette ever made in the beauty industry. It compliments every skin tone, and has a variety of finish and works well on anyone. There wasn't any eyeshadow that can top the Naked palette. After the L'Oreal acquisition, Urban Decay have evolved as a brand and also improved their formula in their eyeshadows. From a business point of view, it is about time for UD to remove some of the older products and replace with a new version. Most of the other Naked palettes were launched after the acquisition from L'Oreal.

But what fans don't realize is that UD commercialized the discontinuation of the Naked palette so that the older stocks get cleared off. It is also to increase the hype of the Naked palette after it slumber into a humble zone after being in the spotlight for a while. After the announcement was made, the Naked palette completely sold out within a few hours. It is almost impossible to get your hands on the OG Naked palette unless you stumble upon any reseller, but expect to pay a hefty price.

Did you stock up on the OG Naked palette after hearing the news that it will be discontinued? Comment below and let me know if you did. Certainly, I took the chance to do some online shopping to keep one of the palettes.

At the same time, UD already patented another Naked palette called Naked AF. We expect this palette to be the cousin of the OG Naked palette. Do watch out for the news and let's see if our speculation is correct. Only time will tell.


Aug 23, 2018

5 Facts you didn't know about Face Oil

#1 - Your skin age slower when you use a face oil

Oil is a natural agent for preservation. If you notice, some preserved food is kept in a glass container with a layer of oil on top of it. The oil works as a barrier to keep away free radicals (molecules that responsible for fastening ageing) from attacking the top layer of the skin. The ageing process slows down by half when you use face oil frequently.

#2 - Face oil doesn't clog the pores

If you think that face oil clogs the pores, it really is the mineral oils that do that. Natural face oil that comes from natural ingredients binds together harmoniously with your skin oil so it doesn't clog the pores. Instead, it helps to keep the oil balanced on your skin.

#3 - Face oil can be worn as a makeup base

Typically, face oil is worn at night because it is perceived as too heavy to be worn under the makeup. It is not true when you use a natural face oil. The face oil layers up as a perfect canvas for your foundation and even make the foundation glides smoothly. If you're going to try this, remember to apply some loose powder to set the makeup. The face oil will keep your skin conditioned at all times.

#4 - Face oil reduce acne problems

Contrary to popular belief, face oil doesn't cause acne, in fact, it reduces acne problems. Artifical face oil such as mineral oils tends to clog the pores and create acne due to the bacteria growth happening under your skin. With natural face oil, the oil is a perfect barrier for dirt and bacteria from entering your skin through the pores.

#5 - Sensitive skin can't go wrong with face oil

If you have sensitive skin and your skin breaks out every time you use a new skincare, maybe it is time for you to switch to a natural face oil. Natural face oil is often harvested from flowers, seeds or fruits so they don't cause inflammation.

The face oil that I am currently loving is the L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil. As the name suggests, it keeps my skin youthful. Believe it or not, I don't have to wear foundation anymore. All I use for the day is just tinted moisturizer. Thanks to the face oil, most of my skin problems have subsided.

Purchase from L'Occitane. Price: 15ml - RM245; 30ml - RM473

Aug 22, 2018

14 Places the Crazy Rich Asians Hang Out in Singapore

Have you watched the Crazy Rich Asians movie? I cannot say that the movie doesn't inspire me to visit Singapore. Being the ignorant neighbour, I don't fancy Singapore as a holiday destination, but more of a next town to visit family & friends. Seeing the city on the screen gives a whole lot of different perspective and I actually will "open my eyes" and really take in the beauty of the city in a slower pace.

Who has a slow pace in Singapore, where the city is always hustling and bustling? Well, the rich do. Here are the 20 places I picked to visit in Singapore (if you're crazy rich).

Mandarin Gallery

Unlike the other major malls, the Mandarin Gallery reserves some edgy and newly launched fashion apparels. You won't find the "tacky" luxurious brands with monograms around here, but it has a neighborhood mall feel where the rich usually hang out.

The Providore

Located inside Mandarin Gallery, this cafe becomes a quick pit stop for caffeine fix for shoppers.

PS. Cafe

There are at least four outlets scattered around Singapore. The PS. Cafe is a great spot for brunch with your friends while catching up with their latest holiday trip. Otherwise, the interior of this cafe really brings out the OOTD in your Instagram feed.

Cafe & Bar Gavroche

If you carefully angle your photo around this cafe, one might mistake that you're in Paris. Because the cafe has so many intricate decor, it is best to wear a plain outfit such as a white shirt with jeans to get the best Instagram photo.


Foodies have been rating this place a five-star and gourmands around the world are flocking to Iggy's. Rich Singaporeans would bring their overseas friends here for a taste of fine dining. Tucked in a five-star hotel, the Hilton, there is nothing more luxurious than having caviar for a starter here at Iggy's.

Sky on 57

It can be a little bit cliche for a Singaporean to hang out at a much touristy spot such as Sky on 57. But our recommendation comes from a Singaporean friend who frequently brings his business friends here for the view of Singapore. According to him, business travellers don't have the time to explore Singapore, so he would bring them here for the paranomic view while savouring the SGD48 Lobster Hokkien Mee.

Kaiseki Yoshiyuki

Helmed by award-winning Chef Yoshiyuki Kashiwabara, this restaurant specialises in kaiseki, the traditional Japanese multi-course meal. At Kaiseki Yoshiyuki, you don't just sample the best food made of freshest ingredients, you will also be presented with art on a plate.

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

You probably can find L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon around the world. But there is nothing more satisfying than a good course of a tasting menu on Friday night. You can often find rich people hanging out here for fine food and wine.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

As the name suggests, this restaurant serves the perfect classic Chinese Peking Duck dish, expertly roasted by chefs from Beijing. Usually you can spot rich Asian family having their weekend lunch here.

Banyan Tree Spa

Spa is a luxury beyond money can buy. First, you gotta have lots of cash to spend. Second, you need to put aside some time for spa. In Singapore, the only people who can afford a spa session are those CRA. Banyan Tree is one of the top pick because of the ambiance, extensive spa menu and also the expertise of the staff.


Espa is also one of the favourite of local CRA because of the green scenery and various spa options. The Japanese style onsen and Turkish hammam are often recommended as the best spa treatment in town.


Nothing beats a comfortable facial at SK-II. The brand itself has a long list of portfolio of CRA mainly because the expensive price tag.

Sky Bar at Ku De Ta

The CRA don't usually hangs out at bar because it would be too embarassing (the Asian family values in practice) but if they do, you can find them at Sky Bar at Ku De Ta.

The Shopping Gallery Hilton

Who shops at the hotel? The CRA of course. The Hilton Shopping Gallery not only cut away boisterous shoppers where you can have a personal shopping space, you can also summon a personal shopper to bring the specially curated items for your viewing in your suite if you're staying at Hilton. Why bother to go from shop to shop when you're a CRA, right?

Have you watched the Crazy Rich Asians movie? What do you think about it?