Monday, August 26, 2013

Singapore & Indigo Pearl Resort, Phuket

If you browsed through my blog, it may seem like I've forgotten that I started this blog. That's the problem with me. I'm lazy to download pictures from my phone/camera to my computer. Throw in the fact that I've been busy at home and office workload has been piling up too.

So that's why this post is a "rojak" post as I am combining my recent travels to Singapore and Phuket, on two separate occasions.

Singapore (26 - 28 July 2013)
The objective of this trip was to do some visiting with family and friends, but I ended up having a food fest. Spent a day shopping and just exploring Marina Bay Sands and Orchard Road with Natasha, who happened to be there too coz of the long holiday weekend. Best part of the trip was the food. Never say no to good food right? We had lunch at db Bistro Moderne at MBS, a celebrity chef restaurant by Daniel Boulud. What was memorable was the dessert - a warm basket of madeleines with a light dusting of sugar :)
Foie gras burger at db Bistro Moderne

At the Louis Vuitton Island Maison at MBS
We had dinner at a restaurant at Duxton Hill which wasn't too memorable so then we proceeded to PS Café at Ann Siang Hill for dessert. We had the profiteroles with ice-cream and the banana butterscotch cake with caramel. What an explosion on the palate!

And then there was PAUL'S, a little French café at Takashimaya. The first time I had the lemon tart at PAUL'S was when I was in Paris. I was so excited to try it again and it didn't disappoint. I even tapau-ed the tarts back to KL. If I had the money, I'd start a PAUL'S franchise here in KL... lol!

Phuket (10 - 13 August 2013)
Went for a short getaway to Phuket with the husband :) We stayed at Indigo Pearl Resort at Nai Yang beach which was only a 5min drive from the airport, so it was very convenient. Indigo Pearl is a resort inspired by tin mine so the concept was very industrial in its décor yet oddly calming.

My favourite part of the resort was our room. It was spacious, cozy and I love the bathroom with its huge tub and open shower.

We just spent our time hanging out by the three amazing pools at the resort. Remaining time were pent lazing around, eating and exploring the resort grounds.

Had dinner one night at the resort's popular 5-star Thai restaurant Black Ginger. Authentic and very nice food indeed - no wonder it's a must-do at Indigo Pearl. Everything is black here, even the plates and bowls.

The resort's quaint bar which was called Tongkha Tin Syndicate. Beautiful steel and metal décor...

Nightlife lovers, be prepared to be bored out of your minds coz there are very few bars and clubs around. The only alcohol you'll get is from the restaurants right opposite the resort where we had most of our meals.

Lastly, here's a picture of our nightcap - a chilled glass of margarita and the yummiest Thai mango sticky rice I've ever had.


  1. PAUL almost DID open here in KL @ Gardens (Melium) but didn't open in the end.

  2. Looks and sounds like you had an amazing time, Mei Ling! Hope to see some more soon on Triptease :)