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.
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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.
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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.
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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. :)
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