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My name is Rachel Carr and I started This Is Carrt in 2014 when my husband's job moved to Germany and I decided to give up my day job in the city and go with him on the adventure! I had always loved to travel and write, and was also passionate about photography so one day I sat down and mingled all three of them on this website and my Etsy page. I write about a wide range of things like how to cope with airline hand luggage allowances to what to wear to any destination wedding. However, when I write up a holiday destination, there are more often than not a few common themes linking what are otherwise very different places:

1) Food. I love to eat. It structures my day to day life as well as any trip that I go on. I think food is a great way to start to experience a new culture as well as meeting new people.

2) Value. I don't get swayed by places to be seen and clothing to be seen in for the sake of it. I hate being ripped off. Be that by a fiver or by hundreds of pounds. If an activity or an excursion I go on is expensive but an amazing experience, I will still highly recommend it, but won't recommend it simply because it is deemed luxury.

3) Beauty. I love looking at pretty things. They don't have to have a purpose!

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Our Blog - Dedicated to Travel, Food, Lifestyle and Fashion

With a love of travel and writing as well as a passion for photography, this blogsite and my Etsy page mingles all three.

Singapore: More Than Just An Airport

Rachel Carr

Though I have been to Singapore before, I have only ever seen the inside of its (very nice) airport whilst in transit. Given that two friends moved to the city last year, I used the Grand Prix in September as an excuse to stay with them as well as visiting somewhere much in need of being ticked off my hit list.

I found the city a complete delight, albeit one of the most humid places I have ever been.  The people were polite and welcoming, the ludicrously cheap public transport worked and the sun was out ready to take a few snaps. (Please see below for this week's limited edition prints!) I loved having the chance to take pictures of a place that was both equally steeped in history, but ultimately modern and cosmopolitan. The city also afforded me the opportunity to eat well, drink even better and get caught in a biblical rain storm whilst watching Robbie Williams in concert. A true life experience!

Other highlights were the all you can eat buffet at the Fullerton Hotel on Sunday morning. This was a brunch that I will never forget: free flowing Perrier Jouet champagne, so much seafood that I felt like I could have been underwater and a cheese board that was akin to an altar. Oh, and Bloody Marys on tap to take the edge off a Singapore style hangover. (The humidity dehydrates you very quickly). Elsewhere, Haji Lane is a quaint street full of quirky shops and restaurants. Or visit Chinatown for a mad comparison with inexpensive food, like Satay Street and a smattering of other Hawker markets around the city.

A big thank you to my two tour guides, Mr R and Miss W who helped make this a trip of a lifetime.


PS. Please see below for my 'Singapore in Bullet Point Recommendations'.

Must Dos:

  • Grand Prix
  • China Town
  • Haji Lane
  • Tanjong Beach Club on a Sunday
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Satay Street

Must Miss:

  • Raffles Bar and the quintessential Singapore Sling. Far too touristy for my liking.
  • Singapore Flyer. Terrible location for any type of sight. Go up Marina Bay Sands for a drink instead.

Restaurant Recommendations

  • PS Cafe
  • Fullerton Hotel, Sunday Brunch
  • Chop Suey
  • Din Tai Fung

Imperative Imbibation Establishments

  • KuDeTa
  • Fullerton Bay Hotel
  • No1 Raffles Place
  • Alley Bar, Emerald Hill



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