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Bugis Cross Junction Between Malls Bugis Junction Bugis Street Bugis Plus - Singapore Itinerary

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Being stuck in Singapore most of 2020, one thing I realised is that we’ve truly taken our own home for granted.

This weekend, I challenged myself to find new experiences or new perspectives to familiar sights. Interestingly, I also noticed many similarities between the experiences I love overseas and in Singapore. While it definitely can’t replace travelling, this fun 2D1N staycation itinerary is perhaps what we all need to shake up that restless travel bug. Ready?

Day 1

Start the day in the company of adorable pets

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I love adding a pet cafe or two into my Tokyo or Bangkok itinerary — you can’t help but feel like your day is made when a furry one choose you of all people to sit next to.

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If you’re looking for somewhere chill in Singapore, The Cat Cafe is perfect for a quiet afternoon. Home to 15 rescued felines, the cats mostly sleep or chill out in their corners. You’re free to pet and sit by them, but otherwise, they respect your personal space

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If you love dogs and care less about personal space, check out We are The Furballs. You’ll be showered with love from their 10 adorable resident dogs the second you arrive.

The pups can do basic tricks and are very food motivated. Just be sure to ration your bag of treats (S$3/bag)!

The Cat Cafe
Cost: S$16/pax for 2hrs (incl. one soft drink)
How to book: Reserve a slot online at The Cat Cafe website
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM, opens at 3PM on Mon
Address: 241B Victoria St, Singapore 188030 (Bugis Street)

We are The Furballs
Cost: S$10.90/pax for 1.5hrs (incl. one standard drink)
How to book: Contact them at 6509 1186 to make a reservation
Opening hours: 1PM – 10PM from Sun to Thu, 12:30PM – 10:30PM from Fri to Sat
Address: 201 Victoria St, #07-07 Bugis+ Singapore, Singapore 188067

Feast on fluffy Souffle Pancakes at Bangkok Jam

Thai-inspired Souffle Pancakes Bangkok Jam - Singapore Itinerary

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If you miss Bangkok’s sweet cafe desserts, satisfy your cravings with Bangkok Jam’s airy soufflé pancakes.

They’ve put their own Thai spin on the famous Japanese pancakes. These fresh-to-order stacks come in three fun flavours — Mango Sticky Rice, Thai Milk Tea and Mix Berry Citrus!

For those who want more of Thailand, get your fix of authentic Thai favourites like the Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai (green curry with chicken) or Phad Thai.

Cost: From S$16.90++
Opening hours: 11:30AM – 9:30PM
Address: 201 Victoria St, #04-08 Bugis+, Singapore 188067

Shop street fashion trends at Bugis Street

Bugis Street Shopping - Singapore Itinerary

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The best part about holidays is being able to shop with no guilt — you’re on vacation, you can splurge!

If you’re looking for affordable clothes, Bugis Street probably has the widest selection at the most affordable prices. The mall is like a maze, but that’s what makes it fun. Kinda reminds me of shopping in Hong Kong’s Argyle Centre or Bangkok’s Platinum Mall.

Bugis Street Graffiti Walls - Singapore Itinerary

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Don’t miss out on the best photo spots within the area too! Inbetween shopping, pop by the graffiti wall or the iconic rainbow spiral staircases and snap some fun pictures 💁🏻‍♀️

Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM
Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867

Free exhibitions at the National Design Centre

National Design Museum 50 Years of Singapore Design Exhibition - Singapore Itinerary

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If you usually include an exhibition or two in your travel itineraries, why not visit Singapore’s own National Design Centre!

The centre showcases all things design — from furniture inspired by heritage to board games built from just cardboard. If you’re there on a Monday or Tuesday (10AM and 2PM), take the guided tour and learn how Singapore’s designs have evolved in the last 50 years.

National Design Centre Exterior - Singapore Itinerary

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The centre’s housing is an exhibition piece of its own. It’s made up of refurbished historic buildings along 111 Middle Road — three pre-war Art Deco blocks and a post-war modern block.

Cost: Free
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM
Address: 111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969

Premium cuts for dinner at Josh’s Grill

Flatlay of Josh's Grill Sirloin Steak and Prawns Spicy Chicken Chop - Singapore Itinerary

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If you love a good steak, Josh’s Grill is the perfect dinner spot. The modern cowboy ranch is where you’ll get high-quality grills like the ones in Australia, but at wallet-friendly prices!

If you’d like some variation, they have chicken and fresh seafood too! The Sirloin Beef and Jumbo Prawn Combo is a must-have.

Sirloin Steak and Jumbo Prawns Combo Josh's Grill Bugis Junction - Singapore Itinerary

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Or if you’re craving for something spicy, try the Char-grill Spicy Chicken Chop — the homemade Dynamite Sauce is sure to set your tongue on fire 🔥

Char-grill Spicy Chicken Chop Josh's Grill Bugis Junction - Singapore Itinerary

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Got room for dessert? End of your meal with a refreshing Mango Milk Pudding! It’s perfect to share between two and is a great palate cleanser.

Mango Milk Pudding Josh's Grill - Singapore Itinerary

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Cost: ~S$15/pax
Opening hours: 11AM – 10PM
Address: 200 Victoria St #01-69 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021

After-dinner drinks at ATLAS bar

ATLAS Bar - Singapore Itinerary

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Hidden away in Parkview Square is a bar that takes you back to the Great Gatsby era. ATLAS bar‘s interior makes you feel like you’re in one of Europe’s Art Deco skyscrapers.

The ATLAS gin selection is just as grand as its bar design. A majestic gin tower stands by the entrance carrying 1,000 varieties from all over the world — its oldest bottle dates back to the 1920s. Be spoilt for choice as you discover the unique differences of each!

Opening hours: 10AM – 10:30PM, opens at noon on Sat, closed on Sun
Address: 600 North Bridge Rd, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778

Rooftop Prawning

Late Night Prawning Fish at Bugis Plus - Singapore Itinerary

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For the nocturnals (or insomniacs), skip the Netflix binge — here’s a midnight alternative. Few know this, but there’s a prawning site right at the top of Bugis+ that runs over 24-hours!

Head to Fish @ Bugis+ for a fun yet leisurely activity to unwind. The best part? It’s fully air-conditioned! This is the closest you’ll get to midnight fishing in Norway (it’s a stretch, I know).

Fresh Catches at Fish at Bugis Plus - Singapore Itinerary

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Feast on your fresh catches at their outdoor grill. Remember to wash your crustaceans and season them well with salt!

Cost: S$12/hr (weekdays), S$18/hr (weekends)
Opening hours: 9AM – 6AM
Address: 201 Victoria St, #07-05 to 06 Bugis+, Singapore 188067

Day 2

Spice up your lunch

Menya Mala Ramen Bugis Junction - Singapore Itinerary

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Do you love ramen? And can’t get enough of Mala? Taste the best of both worlds with Menya Musashi‘s spiciest ramen — the Mala Shabu Shabu Ramen.

This unique ramen is not for the faint of heart — the spice hits almost immediately and keeps growing with each mouthful. The tasty broth is addictive despite the growing pains.

Menya Musashi prides itself in its creative takes on the ramen staple — their Tom Yam ramen is another interesting style to try!

Cost: From S$9.90
Opening hours: 11:30AM – 10PM
Address: 200 Victoria St, Bugis Junction, B1-07, Singapore 188021

Board a Train to Busan at Xscape

Excape Room Bugis Village Train to Busan - Singapore Itinerary

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If you’ve ever wanted to experience how Gong Yoo felt trying to escape blood-thirsty zombies, here’s your chance.

Try your best to make it out alive of this escape room. The moment you enter, you’ll feel like you’re really in the train cabin with replicated sets from the movie.

Without spoiling anything, just know you’ll be in for a thrilling ride! Xcape is known for their movie-themed escape games. It ranges from mystery themes like the Shanghai 1943 to family-friendly ones like Kung Fu Panda. Or if you’re in for a more thrilling experience, spend an hour with Annabelle 😈

Cost: From S$22
Opening hours: 11AM – 11:30PM, closes at 1AM on Fri and Sat
Address: 161 Rochor Rd, Bugis Village, Singapore 188436

#OOTD at Subhan Street’s Graffiti Alley

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Graffiti walls are one of our favourite photo spots whichever country we travel to. From Melbourne’s Hosier Lane to the back lanes of Harajuku in Tokyo, their unique street murals make the best backdrops for multitudes of Insta-worthy pictures.

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Singapore too has its back alley quirks and one of the newest kids on the block is at Subhan Street — completed just last year. The alley is a gallery of murals done by various artists. No one mural is like the other, showcasing each artist’s distinctive expression. Stroll along and you’re sure to find one you resonate best with!

Opening hours: 24 hours
Address: Subhan St, Singapore 199442

End off with a hearty all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ Buffet

Korean BBQ Daessiksin Bugis Plus - Singapore Itinerary

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The best way to end off a holiday is to feast like a king! And there’s no better way to do so than a hearty Korean BBQ.

Korean BBQ Daessiksin Bugis Plus - Singapore Itinerary

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At Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet, you can feast non-stop without breaking the bank. For just S$24.90, you get more than 10 different marinated meats from beef short ribs to spicy chicken. Go all the way and treat yourself to some Soju or Makgeolli too.

It’s a good thing your hotel’s nearby. You’re gonna need a long nap after!

Cost: Weekday lunch/dinner S$16.99++/S$26.99++, weekend lunch/dinner S$26.99++/S$28.99++
Opening hours: 11:30 – 10PM, closes at 10:30PM on Sat, closes from 4:30PM – 5:30PM every day
Address: 201 Victoria St, #04-05 Bugis+, Singapore 188067

Samsung’s All-new Galaxy S20 FE 5G: All you want, to do all you love

Rainbow Spiral Staircases - Singapore Itinerary

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We want our best moments captured well when on holiday, even if we’re tourists in our own country. Years after this pandemic, it’d be nice to remember how we made the most of the situation.

When travelling, I’m always tempted to only bring my phone — without the extra bulk of my DSLR. But later on regret because there’s only so much you can edit on phone-camera-photos. That’s until we got our hands on the lastest Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G — it’s everything you want in a travel phone.

The battery is long-lasting with 4,500mAh, comes in trendy colours and most importantly, the camera far exceeds what my current phone does.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G’s pro-grade triple-lens camera has functions suited for every occasion. With the touch of a button, zoom in on beautiful moments, or when in tight spaces, zoom out wide to capture more of your surroundings. The best part? You don’t have to be afraid of the dark — you’ll be capturing moments even in ultra-low light.

Camera Comparison at Subhan Street Graffiti - Singapore Itinerary

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What’s more, with the Single Take function, the phone does all the work for you! With 10 seconds of footage, it automatically picks the best shots, giving you a mini gallery of filtered photos, a looped video and a sped-up clip with music — perfect for an Instagram story!

The Cat Cafe - Singapore Itinerary

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Another nifty feature is the phone’s 4K video shooting — from vast landscapes to close-up shots of food, every moment is worth capturing in high resolution. You’ll love replaying your favourite moments on the phone’s 6.5” Infinity-O display with 120Hz refresh rate too!

Photographers especially will enjoy having more control with the ‘Pro’ function. You can tweak the ISO, shutter speed and aperture to get the photo that you want. On top of that, you can save your photos in RAW to retain more detail for editing later.

Want your own 256GB Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G? Show us “How To Bugis” and you stand a chance to win the phone (worth $1,168)!

All you have to do is head to Instagram and get creative! here are the steps to qualify:

1) Post a 15s to 30s video on either your feed or story of anything you love to do at Bugis. The more creative, the better!
2) Tag and follow @bugisjunctionxbugisplus and @samsung_sg.
3) Send your video to @bugisjunctionxbugisplus via DM too.
4) Multiple entries welcomed — the more entries you submit, the higher your chances of winning 🎉

*Pro-tip: Shoot your videos at Bugis Junction, Bugis+ or Bugis Street to gain bonus points!

Most importantly, set your profile to public so we can see your amazing submissions.

Here’s to more picture-perfect moments no matter where in the world we’re at!

*Contest ends 31 Oct 2020, 2359hrs T&Cs apply.

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