Istana Open House 2017

Woke up to the sound of thunder and heavy raindrops, thinking that it will be another weekend when we'll be forced to stay home. Wanting to make full use of the long weekend, we made the decision to head out to Dhoby Ghaut in search of a camera to replace Cindy's Canon G9X, which was on the brink of another "lens error of death". 

It turned out to be an eventful day! We went to Hoshino Coffee for the first time to have our lunch. Never paid attention to their lunch selection until today, so we were excited to try their Porcini Soufflé. We also ordered the hot fruit tea and Vanilla Soufflé for dessert.

All we had to say was.. IT'S SO FLUFFY!!!

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Soon, the rain had died down and the sky rolled out a carpet of sunshine. Since the weather was kind to us, we headed next door to the Istana Open House!

Queue was faster than we thought it would be. After some security checks, we were in! Tons of people there, but as the space was huge, we don't really feel the crowd. See more from our photos below!

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Drained by the scorching sun, we headed back to Plaza Singapura for Singapore-style high tea at Wang Cafe. The kaya breads and milk tea are the perfect perk-me-up!

Afterward, we continued with our main aim of searching for a camera. Staff at TK Foto was really helpful! Patient in explaining and went an extra mile to let us try out the cameras. He even encouraged us to go research on the potential models we were interested in before making the purchase. Good service goes a long way!