Our destination today was the F1 Pit building! We were heading to the highly anticipated Boutique Fair! We're not sure how many there has been in the past, but it was our first :)
Didn't know what to expect at all when we decided to go for the SMU Arts Festival this year. But by the end of the day, we were glad we went! But let's not jump ahead...
Had lunch at the Standing Sushi Bar before heading towards SMU. It was our first time there and to be honest, I was expecting to stand and eat the sushi. Turns out it's normal seating, which makes me wonder where the name came from... Anyway! The sushi was great! We ordered two rolls to share, and both of us liked the "Rockstar Roll" more!
And we were off to SMU! Entered via the underpass, so we arrived at the Bookstreet first. The stalls all had interesting concepts! From board games to accessories to books, and even Gnome doors! We almost bought one of the board games, but resisted the impulse. Many of the stalls also had games where you can play and win prizes.
Met up with our friend, a.k.a Tripflarebear, who was shooting the event for SMU. He told us that the exciting performances will start at 7:30pm, hence we stuck around for it. Had a quick dinner at the festival. Payment was via a card which you have to add value to add a separate counter. Evening came quickly, and the crowd began to build up. I believe they all came for "Elements", the performance we were about to enjoy.
Mindblowing. That's what the performance was. Cindy and I don't watch much dance performances (actually none at all), but "Elements" felt world-class to us! The choreography, the execution and the production! Everything tied in so well, and the dancers were really good. Photos can never do justice to a dance, but i'm sure the actual performance will be uploaded somewhere in video.
The SMU Arts festival lasts till 17th September, so do check it out. Based on what we saw today, it's definitely worth the trip!
"The Finest Thai" is here! Earlier this week, we saw many people sharing about this upcoming event that is taking place at The Royal Thai Embassy. It's near to our workplace, so we decided to drop by! Being fans of Thai food, movies and music, we were pretty excited about it!
As with many events in Singapore, one of our major concerns was the crowd. We were glad that the crowd wasn't too bad at all! We were greeted by food stalls once we entered, and many other stalls with clothing, accessories and different Thai products followed. There are also stations where you can learn silk-weaving.
Food queues were long, but as the place wasn't too hot, we felt that it was still manageable. The one queue that you will notice will be the queue at "After You", the very popular cafe in Bangkok that many Singaporeans visit during their trip there.
There is an air-conditioned area within the building, where there are more stalls in there! The stuff are very nicely designed, and the stalls had a makers market kind of feel to them. Some people didn't notice this part of the market, so do have a look out for it!
One of the other issues will be the lack of proper seats for dining, which resulted in people sitting by the road inside the embassy. They have beanbags and tables, but just not enough for the crowd.
The most important thing to note is that the event closes at 9pm! Most food stalls were already out of food or closing by around 8:15-8:30pm. So in the end, we didn't get to enjoy much of the food, managing to only buy some spring rolls and Thai Milk Tea. Our friends joined us late and got himself a "Talad Drink", so we tried that too!
Not sure how the crowd will be for Saturday and Sunday, but if you want shorter queues, go in the day! The music only starts in the evening though, so it depends on what you want to experience. I think it's worth going in and having a look as the crowd is not off-putting at all! Have fun!