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Sky Garden at Fusionopolis

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After my gym session at Fitness First, I took the opportunity to enjoy the views from high above. There is a Sky Garden just outside Fitness First, but in order to enjoy it, I had to traverse the dreaded Sky Bridge! I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to bridges and high places! I don’t expect to read about bridges crashing to the ground in Singapore ever, but somehow, when I’m the one on the bridge, it just feels like it’s swaying so much and 1 last screw away from total disaster.

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Look at that bridge!!! 23 floor! URGH!!!! It was a good thing I hadn’t seen the bridge from down below or it would have looked so flimsy! See that orange board halfway along the bridge? It’s a map to tell you what you’re seeing in the distance. No time to stop for that of course.

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Finally crossed it without any incident ha. From this end, with the blue sky, the building looks quite pretty.

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This looks like a pretty patch of green. I’ve been keeping my eye out for nice outdoor solemnization venues in Singapore, and this looks like a nice little spot with a high view to boast of. I don’t think the rental would be much since it’s not a proper commercial space so to speak.

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Not too sure what you’d do in this thing? Say I do?

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Working at Fusionopolis isn’t that bad either. You have the One-North MRT station at your door step. You can escape to the Sky Gardens for a breather and enjoy the panoramic views of Singapore. We may not have the most beautiful beaches, with all the ugly tankers dotted in the distance. But still I feel it is really therapeutic and relaxing to be able to gaze out into the blue waters, even if they are a distance away.

Fitness First at Fusionopolis

Love the Fitness First Gym at Fusionopolis! As you can see from the pictures below, the pool looks so cool! It’s pretty big too and it was TOTALLY empty when I was there on a weekday. Unlike the other Fitness First swimming pools where people working in nearby offices can perv on you, there is no worry of that here. Actually, I kind of got a little anxious thinking what if I develop a cramp or something. No one would even know, but I suppose there are some security cameras somewhere although I couldn’t spot any. I love how the building designers have made the roof so artistic, kind of looks like a roof a stadium? That’s perhaps why the pool is green and not the usual blue, to mimic a football pitch? The best thing about this Fitness First pool for families is that there is a kids wading pool as well. Oh this would be the best Fitness First gym to sunbathe. Direct sunlight with very little shade, not that I advocate sunbathing.

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Grand Salads Bistro

*Invited Session*

Just before my Norway trip, I received an invitation to check out Grand Salads Bistro. It’s not often that you find a cafe touting healthy food so I was really excited to know about the existence of this place. Grand Salads Bistro is located in the Buona Vista area. Have you heard of Fusionopolis? Well Grand Salads Bistro is located at the Solaris building, which is an extension of Fusionopolis. It’s near the one-north MRT station.

If you think that Grand Salads Bistro sounds familiar, it’s because of the Grand Salads bars located in Suntec City and AXA Tower, all owned by the petite and soft-spoken Israeli Michelle Kanner. Grand Salads Bistro offers salads and sandwiches on weekdays to the lunch time office crowd. However, on the weekends, which was when we were there, the bistro focuses on brunch/lunch items.

The brunch menu isn’t very extensive but we managed to each find something that we liked. The food is prepared by Michelle herself together with her helpers. The portions aren’t large, big eaters may need to order side dishes to share. You won’t find any deep fried food or oily food here. The dishes don’t make you feel like you’ve sinned. Instead, you get the light hearted feeling that you’ve done something good for your health for once.

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I really really really love the decor of Grand Salads Bistro. It looks like some New York styled deli! The place is bright and the high ceiling gives the feeling of great spaciousness. It helps that the bistro overlooks a lot of green shrubs.

Grand Salads Bistro - Cappucino and Latte

One latte and one flat white $4.90 – Nice coffee that came with a biscotti each

Grand Salads Bistro - Anti-Pasties Platter Set B

Bite selection of Mini Sandwiches, Veg & Dip, Quiche and Olives $12.90 – Love the vegetable quiche. We were thinking of whether to order a quiche on its own or via this platter here and quite regretted not getting a bigger quiche even though the accompaniments were tasty. I think most Singaporeans would not be accustomed to eating olives, prunes and chickpea puree aka hummus for breakfast, but it is a refreshing change. I love olives dearly, and I can’t understand why the Partner doesn’t, even though he loves olive oil. But whatever he doesn’t like, is a extra bonus into my mouth. Yes that little bowl there is a bowl of garlic. We polished it off wholesale.

Grand Salads Bistro - Buenos Dias

Buenos Dias (Mexican Breakfast) $12.90 – Traditional Mexican omelette with tomato, mushroom, onion, peppers and cheese, with premium veal sausage. The veal sausage we were told was organic and imported from New Zealand. You can’t find this sausage in Jason’s supermarket! Really tasty, juicy and cooked with just a tinge of char. Grand Salads Bistro should consider having a sausage dish on its own! Omelette was also nice and light tasting with all the diced veggies in it.

Grand Salads Bistro - Homemade Fruit Pickle

Michelle’s really into making her own fruit chutney. I can’t remember what they all are, I think grapefruit was one of them, and of course the garlic in the jar on the right. If you’re nice, she might just give you some to try!

Grand Salads Bistro - Pickled Grapefruit

You either like it or you don’t! I loved it, sour zing and all!

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