Last Tuesday I met Elly for lunch - you might remember her from the last installment of Local Tourist - and she brought me on an impromptu mini-tour of this area, which is tucked away behind Raffles Hotel.
We had lunch at a coffee-shop on the corner of Seah Street which serves one of the best cups of teh-ci (tea with evaporated milk) I've ever drunk. It was so good that we simply had to go back for a second cup later in the afternoon.
Most of these photos were taken in and around Actually... and Supermama, which are both on Seah Street.
Little whimsical details along the stairs leading up to the two shops
I love how quirky these shops are and how the items they stock feel like they've been thoughtfully chosen and arranged.
Using their store signage for a photo op
It was a blazing hot day so we ended off our tour with some icy Chinese dessert at Liang Seah Street.
A bit of historical trivia: This area (including Beach Road & Middle Road) was where the Hainanese settled when they first arrived from China in the 1850s and the Singapore Hainan Society is still located on Seah Street today.
(photos from my Instagram feed)