Fine dining you can afford: Cau Go Vietnamese Cuisine,
If you're in the mood for some fine dining, Cau Go Restaurant is a great bargain-- it overlooks the Hoan Kiem Lake, serves good food, cheap drinks, and has air conditioning and English-speaking wait staff. Our 4-person meal cost something like $85 bucks, including drinks. Additionally it has one of the best sunset views of the Old Quarter's Hoan Kiem lake.
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I didn't take a picture of the public restroom, but it's worth a look with their push-button sliding glass doors for the changing rooms and handicapped bathroom. (It's also in B4- same level as the food court).
After our adventure in Ion, we headed back past the MRT Orchard station towards Takashimaya-- what I consider the closest thing to Harrod's in Singapore. It's got your fancy designer goods, cosmetics, housewares, bathroom needs, alongside a basement with a selection of fairly authentic Singaporean goodies like freshly grilled ba-kua (jerky) and kuehs (cakes). I don't really recommend anything in their food court, and it's not a terribly long walk to Ion, so I'd recommend eating there instead. We spent a few hours here because my mom wanted to pick out some dresses for work (apparently most nice dresses here fit well and are washable).
Phew. That was a lot for the first day!
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