Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Once upon a sunny day…
SUNGEI ROAD - I finally made up my mind to visit the very authentic Sungei Road yesterday. This place reminds me of one of the largest flea markets in Milan.
I love to visit places with minimal expectations but return with full of surprises. This might be the only “unpredictable” shopping place in Singapore.
SUNGEI ROAD: Open daily from approximately 11am-7pm (very unpredictable timings)
From Bugis MRT station, there is this lovely post box that brightened up the entire area.
▲ 32°C feels like 40 °C
▲ 7 mins of walking, finally arrived at the very mysterious Sungei Road
▲ Fell in love with this pink suitcase (at Larut Street) but the shop owner was not around… my fate with this bag - so near yet so far. I’m moving to another area but my heart is still with the pink suitcase
▲ Meeting the owner is like meeting an angel with a halo. Final price: lucky number $7, a great deal for this pretty pink suitcase.
▲ Another angel - Mr. Tan (crowned as Sungei Road Drawing Artist) came and offered me a live drawing in my journal.
▲ Media: traditional Chinese ink
• Less than 5 minutes 人山人海－ “people mountain people sea” (Chinese idiom – crowded with people) is born
▲ Can you figure out the people, mountain and sea in this painting？
▲ On my way to Lavender MRT station
Found this rotary pink cutlery set at only $5. What a great way to end the journey!