September 16, 2016

Singapore: Shopping at IKEA Alexandra

Whenever we travel overseas, I don’t usually include shopping in my itinerary because I have a limited budget and I prefer to visit interesting places than waste my time in shopping malls tapos wala din ko mabibili. Hahaha!



But things change when you are married, you find joy in visiting Home stores even you don’t have shopping money. When I learned that there is IKEA in Singapore, I included this in my itinerary but unfortunately I was not able to visit it two years ago. First reason, I could not find the shuttle bus going to IKEA Tampines and lastly, I don’t want to take taxi kasi namamahalan ko. Boo! But I regret that kasi sayang naman effort namin and we were in SG na that time.

So I promised myself, by hook or by crook I will go to IKEA. I added this on my itinerary when we visited Singapore last month. It was my birthday celebration so I will visit my happy place.There are two IKEA in Singapore and the nearest branch from our hotel is IKEA Alexandra

Read: Sheraton Towers Singapore

Day 3: IKEA Alexandra

I did not have second thoughts, we took taxi on our way to IKEA Alexandra. We had dinner first and I was sad because I only saw chicken wings and hotdog on the menu, hmmm same fate in Japan. I was excited to eat Swedish meatballs then wala pala. So we just ate chicken wings, hotdog sandwiches and ice cream. 

Read: IKEA Tachikawa



So after dinner, we started shopping na, I already have the list of the things that I wanted to buy and I was happy that most of them are available in IKEA Alexandra. When we reach the second floor, I was surprised because there is another restaurant pala, grrr! Nandun ang meatballs, Waah! So I told my husband, we will go back again next time. I just bought some stuff that will fit our luggage. 





Note: Always BYOB, Bring Your Own Bag Always or else you will buy extra bag or carry your own stuff. 

No bagger, pack your own stuff. 

Day 5: IKEA Alexandra 

Initial plan is to visit Gardens by the Bay but we canceled it and visited my son’s Ninong in Singapore and after that we had late lunch in IKEA Alexandra. Like I said to my husband, we will not go back to Manila ng hindi ko natitikman ang swedish meatballs. Lol 

It was not easy to find a vacant table and the lines were very long so patience is a virtue. We ordered Swedish Meatballs, Salmon, Blueberry Cheesecake, Almond Cake and drinks. I can’t remember the exact price of each meal but the bill is less than SGD30.

Read: Food Trip at IKEA Alexandra



After lunch, we checked the store again. I was really contemplating whether to buy Raskog or not. If you remember my post few months ago, my husband was not able to buy this because he doesn’t want to pay for excess baggage.



Read: IKEA Bangna

I have extra kilos but the problem is I don’t have extra luggage but thank God, I saw this Eco Bag in IKEA and it fits the Raskog box. Ang because of that, nakapamili pa ko ulit. Yehey! 



Then we went back to hotel to get our luggage and off we went to airport. After check-in, I said to myself, sayang sana binili ko pa yung bookshelves may 30 kilos pa pala ko. Lol Anyway, I was so happy with my shopping Haul at IKEA.


Not in the photo is IKEA Timer (Stam), nagamit ko kasi agad. hehehe!


My husband immediately assembled my Raskog and I’m now using it for our school supplies. :)



Read: 5 Days in Singapore

63 comments:

  1. sarap ng swedish meatballs no? buti pa dyan same ng dati. sa Norway nag iba ng lasa plus may veggies pa. haha!

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    1. Ok lang for me mas prefer ko yung salmon. :)

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  2. Wow, that is a lot of buy. We have not had the chance to visit Ikea in Sg, it is a bit far off the other attractions kasi. I cant wait for Ikea to open here in Manila.

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    1. Yes, especially the IKEA Tampines, it is really too far.

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  3. The items at IKEA are LOVE. Not to mention affordable. :)

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  4. Yay! At least now you made it happen. And I agree that when you have a family already, lagi kang laman talaga ng home stores. And minsan kahit hindi naman kailangan, napapabili ka. Hahaha! I've never been to any IKEA store since wala pa naman silang branch here in the Philippines. Sana nga magkaroon na para maka-relate na din ako sa IKEA raves. :D And mukhang mae-enjoy ko rin yang store na yan. Nakooo good luck wallet na lang. Hahaha

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    1. Agree, minsan kahit di kailangan napapabili, for future use. :) Sana talaga magkaIKEA sa Philippines.

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  5. I would to love to visit an Ikea Store. Sana soon magkaron na ng Ikea PH! Para naman maka experience! hehe.

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  6. I want that raskog so bad. Been wanting to have one. Hopefully the plan to have Ikea here in PH will push through.

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    1. Raskog is really nice, you can also use it in the kitchen. :)

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  7. I hope Ikea will open soonest here! I wanna buy a lot for my home office and my dirty kitchen. Some products of Ikea are good but others are not durable.. its affordable though..

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    1. Yes, I noticed some stuff that are not durable so you really need to check the items before buying.

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  8. Wow! Ikea! Everymom's happy place indeed.

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  9. I am an Ikea fan too! I always ask my friends who visit SG to get me a thing or two. Secretly hoping that the news of the Ikea store here in Manila is true!

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    1. I always ask my hubby too, basta hindi excess baggage he will buy it for me. :)

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  10. Confession, I've never been to an ikea store. I guess the only one interested in Ikea stuffs is my dad but we rarely get to go out of the country together anymore so no chance to visit ikea. I do hope that an Ikea will soon open here.

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  11. I wanted to visit Ikea but never been out of the country so... Hopefully mag-open na ang Ikea dito hehe! Love the Raskog! ;)

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    1. I really hope too, I want another raskog for the kitchen. :)

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  12. I looooooove Ikea! I used to visit the one in Dubai back when I was still living in the MidEast. I love the resto. Kasi it looks unassuming, but the food is nice and affordable. :)

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    1. Yes, the foods are affordable and taste good.

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  13. I love buying stuff in IKEA lalo na nung NASA HongKOng pa ako.I hope magkaroon na dito nyan sa atin sa Pinas

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    1. I have no idea that HK has IKEA, kung alam ko yan, nasa itinerary ko rin yan 4 years ago. :)

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  14. Why are moms so drawn to the Raskog? I imagine it as a necessity inside the bedroom and even in our kitchen and even at the boys' study. They can be even perfect at our small space by the main entrance. My little herbs would be happy to be on top. Ihihi

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    1. Yes, Raskog is perfect in maximizing your space. You can use it in different rooms. :)

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  15. oohhh! hopefully Ikea will launch na here in PH so we can shop na. SG is also in bucket list. 😄

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  16. Absolutely drooling over your Raskog! I've never touched one in person - how's the quality? Ako naman baligtad. Each trip I take, I always include in the itinerary shopping time haha!

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    1. The quality is good, hindi siya mukhang madaling masira.

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  17. I totally agree with you. Marriage changes almost everything and one of them is doing window shopping at home stores. Hahaha. Wow! I love the color of your Raskog.

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    1. True, window shopping gives satisfaction. Hahaha! Thanks!

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  18. Super like ko din ang Ikea pero more on sa furniture nila. And since pricey pinapagaya ko nalang yung design sa woodworks hehehe

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    1. Pricey yung iba. How I wish meron din reliable carpenter sa min na pwede manggaya ng IKEA products. :)

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  19. Dreaming of shopping to IKEA too! Sana nga matuloy na sila dto sa manila!

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  20. Wow! Great items momma. I can't wait for their store here in Manila. I love their items especially the kids wooden toys series, worth every penny.

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    1. Agree, the wooden toys are really nice. I want to buy the cash register and kitchen set if I have a daughter.

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  21. Wow great haul sis, maganda ba ang quality nila sis?

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    1. I cannot say that all products have good quality so it is really better if you can see and touch the products. So far, ok naman nabili ko except dun sa isang kitchen set pinabili ko. Medyo malambot and mukhang madaling mabakli.

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  22. we went to Ikea Tampines when we were at SG last August. Sayang yang raskog sana kinuha ko na din, ang mahal nya dito sa Pinas 5K waaaa... nami miss ko ang swedish meatballs :) I really hope magka IKEA na dito sa'tin

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    1. True, sobrang mahal ng Raskog sa Pinas kaya binalikan ko talaga kahit walang extra luggage, bumili ko. :)

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  23. OMG! I've been wanting a raskog for ages. I need one for my crafting and planning supplies. I have no more space left at my work area. Can't wait for Ikea to finally open here in Manila!

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    1. This would be perfect for your craft and planner supplies. :)

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  24. My SIL works for IKEA in Texas. I've always known of this brand but never really understood how big deal it is until recently when there have been announcements of them coming here. Anyway, wow, nice kitchen stuff you got there. Buti you found an eco bag.

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    1. Yes, eco bag solved my problem. :)

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  25. I really want to go to Ikea baka maka pag hord ako ng hindi sa oras :-)

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  26. We also like going to home supplies and decor stores, too bad we haven't gone to Singapore yet as a family. Will definitely visit IKEA once we have the opportunity.

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  27. Happy place indeed! Sana bilisan na nila to open Ikea here in the country nang meron nang bagong matambayan ang mga mommies and titas! Haha!

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    1. True happy place talaga for mommies and titas! :)

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  28. I haven't been to an IKEA store before. I hope we have one, too, here in the Philippines.

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  29. That's a great buy! Wishing to have one here in the Philippines.

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  30. Have heard so many things about Ikea. Pero I think they sell Ikea products online na, sa mga deal sites here like Metrodeal.

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    1. Yes, there are so many resellers here in Philippines but the SRP is doubled or tripled.

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  31. I wish IKEA opens a branch here in the Philippines soon and I'll surely be first in line.

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  32. I love the fact that no bagger is there to assist the shopper. It would be a different shopping experience

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    1. Yes, here in the Philippines we're so used with baggers.

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  33. I will go crazy inside IKea! hahaha...love your haul! i want to travel to singapore soon! hehe

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  34. Sooo jealous. Feel ko if I'm there, I'm gonna hoard! LOL :)) Great finds :)

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    1. Hoard talaga because we don't have IKEA here yet. :)

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  35. The Ikea raskog is just way too pretty! I would love to have a couple of those at home. They are convenient catch-all for just about any knick-knack I have at home! ^_^

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    1. True, one is not enough so I'm asking my husband to buy another Raskog for the kitchen. :)

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