K.Blu | Insider's Guide to River Valley, Singapore | Lyn Rosmarin | Travelshopa

 

As the brains behind Singaporean swimwear label, K.Blu, Lyn Rosmarin has stirred up her fair share of beach vacation envy. Drenched in vivid prints and colours, K.Blu’s intricately designed one pieces and bikinis awaken a fresh longing for the sun and sea. We chat with her about the best places to catch some rays (not hard to do) and her favourite places round her neighbourhood of River Valley, Singapore.

 


 

The style/vibe of Singapore…

Modern, intelligent and dynamic

 

The thing that sets Singapore apart from other cities in the region…

We have a vast community hailing from different races, religions and nationalities – this makes it what locals like to call a highly functional “rojak” living space.

 

Favourite thing about your city…

We are in close proximity to most places – a few hours from other island hotspots and a few minutes drive to the other end of Singapore. I really don’t have to travel too far out for anything and I am so grateful for this.

 

Least favourite thing about your city…

The humidity

 

One quirk you’ve observed among the local people…

Local people like cheap and good things – which is heavily expressed in their buying behaviours across all asset classes.

 

Best time to visit Singapore…

June! That’s when the Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is in full swing. Also, the city is less dense as families are out for holidays.

 

Where do you go to be inspired…

Anywhere with a sea view

 

Best bit about River Valley, Singapore…

It used to be my party town more than a decade ago. Now it’s a good mix of restaurants and bars, perfect for an after work hangout with colleagues.

 

A local phrase one should know…

Can a not?

Local people like to abbreviate a lot, especially with friends as it expresses a certain kind of familiarity and closeness. This one is my favourite as it lets me get away with a few favours at times. It’s a good short cut!

 

You favourite local shopping area…

Haji Lane

 

Three local shops in your black book…

Colony Clothing at UE Square is a multi-label lifestyle boutique stocking timeless urban wear and accessories.

Curator’s Den at Great World City has a stylish selection of clothing and accessories from independent and ethical brands.

Dreams & Confetti at Great World City offers everything you need to host the perfect party!

 

One site a tourist should definitely visit…

The Singapore Zoo

 

Best place to stay in Singapore…

Capella Hotel would be a good bet for a relaxing staycation and on top of that, you get to enjoy Sentosa.

 

Where can we find you in your downtime…

In my downtime, I like to visit a few spas to completely take off the stress. My favourites to name a few would be ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa, Auriga Spa at Capella and Remede Spa at the St Regis hotel. Otherwise, I would spend some quality time with my daughter and husband riding at East Coast Park. We love taking in fresh air and doing sports at the same time.

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