FACEHUNTING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

I’m gonna finally leave Amazing Australia on Wednesday and visit a few cities “nearby”:
Nov. 26-28: Singapore
From Nov. 29: Bangkok
Hopefully I’ll be able to survive to the heat…

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  1. Anonymous says:

    what about malaysia?? :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yay Singapore! :D

  3. Anonymous says:

    too bad you won’t be in singapore on a weekend… singapore is a boring city. I strongly suggest you check out this club while you’re here.

    http://www.thebutterfactory.com/main.html

  4. Brigadeiro says:

    I love Bangkok, there are such amazing Thai designers I adore! Haven’t been to Singapore yet, am looking forward to see you what you ‘find’ ;) Bon voyage!

  5. Anonymous says:

    SIngapore is not that hot!

  6. Victoria says:

    COME TO MANILA!!!!!!!!!!! =D

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yay! I’m saying this in advance, welcome to Singapore! haha. Singapore is not a boring city, and it’s not too hot over here now cos it’s raining almost everyday. =)) Have fun!

  8. Stephie says:

    Hi Yvan (:

    I write for Fashion Nation, a fashion blog based in Singapore. I’d love to meet you and show you around our lovely island! Will send you an email!

  9. Karina says:

    wow! you are going to love bangkok, if not for the street style but the whole culture and experience-its mind blowing. check out chatuchak market, happy monday bar and this gorgeous japanese cafe and art bookstore in sukhumvit called vanilla garden. siam square is where all the young kids hang out. im actually from malaysia and i dont mean to be a traitor to my countrymen but dont have to waste your time planning a trip here. bangkok gets my vote.

  10. Karina says:

    oh and when you get to singapore, be sure to drop by haji lane.

  11. PY! says:

    i myself haven’t seen much great fashion in Singapore. would love to see if you can spot any great outfits here. perhaps i’ve just been missing out the great stuffs

    it’s not that hot these days. it almost always pours in the afternoon. have fun though!

    -reader from sg

  12. X-Wen says:

    Hey you!! Glad to know you’ll be popping by Singapore. I’m X-Wen from Fash-Eccentric (www.fash-eccentric.com). It’ll be great if you’ll be able to meet up with the Singapore fashion bloggers.

    Hope to catch you soon!

    Cheers,
    X-Wen

  13. Anonymous says:

    i’m really excited to see what photos you post from singapore, cus personally i feel there are extremely few singaporeans with a good sense of style. and i’m from singapore. :)

    love
    nick

  14. Anonymous says:

    wellcome 2 bkk :)
    u shoud go to siamsqure and JJ sunday market >>(open in sat & sun)

    people always be cool there :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    hey hey… singapore is not a boring city…but in term of fashion?? hmm…okie okie laa…

    hey…u hv to stop by over at haji lane..theres plenty young hip shops..

    dun’t forget to snap plenty’s of photo’s k..

    hv fun in singapore

    cheers
    adi-sg

  16. it’s been raining these few days.
    prepare yourself an umbrella, other than that, singapore is great. :).

  17. You should be fine I think.
    Last time I went to Singapore in the summer it was over 35′C and gotten ill with flu like symptom. Me, not used to HEAT.
    Good luck!!!

  18. going myself to bangkok, sg and other locations in south east asia in half a year, I am curious to see what you;ll find there…

  19. fictionita says:

    i heard there’s this cool place called chatuchak in bangkok. lucky u!

    hey, come by to kuala lumpur!

  20. Anonymous says:

    yay yays :) i’m excited to see what you find in SG :D

  21. candy says:

    WELCOME to singapore! we will be so happy to have you here!!! :D it’s not tooo hot, although rather humid despite the rainy weather.

  22. Anonymous says:

    hey if u wanna see good fashion i suggest Lasalle College of the Arts. lotsa interesting students here and right now there’s 2 big shows in Lasalle.Galileo a play and Lucky Stiff a musical.come and watch if u’re free

    jaclyn =)

  23. Hi, you should definitely check out Ann Siang road for an interesting scene. Hope you have a good time in Spore!

  24. Anonymous says:

    come to malaysia :)

  25. Mavis says:

    Woohoo! Singapore has a small but very much alive street fashion scene here. Can’t wait to see some familiar backgrounds in your shots!

  26. Anonymous says:

    beat this!

    streetsnaps.livejournal.com

  27. Anonymous says:

    Bangkok’s a great place for fashion. And it’s super fun too so that’s a great stop.

    No offense to our Singaporean friends but Sing is a pretty dull city fashion-wise. Everyone seems to dress in a particular manner (and it aint just the flip flops and tank tops).

    Manila’s crazy, but a lot of fun. You just gotta know where to go. Visit Manila and be sure to hit up Cecile Van Straten (chuvaness) and Bryanboy.

    Kuala Lumpur is okay. Some decent shopping there. But again, gotta go to the more “liberal” areas.

  28. Anonymous says:

    jakarta is super interesting but you gotta have some to bring you around because its impossible to get by on your own. if you are ever considering indonesia get in touch with this chick: http://www.myspace.com/iloveglam

    kuala lumpur is boring, even though you got some interesting characters around they are scarce in comparison to all the tryhards, label whores and the ‘shorts, slippers and t shirts’ variety.

    manila also is quite boring, just like kuala lumpur, very much a ‘t shirt and jeans’ kinda country but i guess if you look hard enough you could find a few gems.

    bangkok is great. but the language barrier is a big problem. most of them have trouble conversing in english so you have to resort to a lot of hand gestures. lol.

    singapore is the most developed SEA country of the lot and lots of young people there are into their fashion. fabulous public transport, you wont have trouble with language everyone there speaks perfect english. super clean.

  29. Anonymous says:

    oops, i meant you need to bring SOMEONE around to guide you in jakarta.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Aw, it’s not all that hot in Singapore this time of the year. Pretty decent weather recently! And it’s not too difficult to find classy dressers, either. Granted, we’re better known for our food..

  31. wottoncool says:

    I’m quite interested to view your perspective on Singapore (: Like X-wen and Stephie say, hope we can meet up!
    -Sarah, Wottoncool

  32. zhengning says:

    yay singapore! cant wait for ur post!

  33. Jen says:

    oh facehunter you know what would be awesome? japan!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Pleased you had a great time in Australia…perhaps you will come back one day. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

  35. Anonymous says:

    oh yaa…do drop by over at Cineleisure…

    Many of young hips wanna be kids there too..

    cheers
    adi-sg

  36. kawadjan says:

    whoa, bangkok rocks!!!

    siam square is definitely a good place to check out the street scene. a bit young though.

    for clubbing, check out club culture. i heard bed superclub is also a cool place.

    tell me if you need someone to show you around.

  37. Etiquette says:

    YVAN! be careful! I heard there were protests in bangkok! and asian flights have been late or something.. Hope you have a safe trip hun! Cant wait to see the pics!:) -Aava-

  38. Anonymous says:

    kuala lumpur the capital of malaysia is inbetween thailand and singapore — also just a 5 hour bus ride away from sg :) you really should drop by and look at people! a less polished more crude version of sg

  39. VI7V says:

    come to kuala lumpur!!

  40. Dinie says:

    like xwen,stephie,sarah…….IM EXCITED too.

  41. Hsuan'ya says:

    wooo hoooo.. hopefully im able to see u!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    come to kuala lumpur pleas!!

  43. ליאור says:

    oh I cant wait to see pics from there =]
    you must come to Israel sometime!
    it’s not that far…

  44. Anonymous says:

    come to malaysia pleaseeee!!!

  45. mils says:

    come to jakarta and kl*but pick where u go* when u come to a mall in jakarta when u go to campuses ull see what i mean… common take a stop there… i soooo recommenced…

  46. Moon says:

    kuala lumpur, malaysia!!!

  47. katee says:

    singapore is definitely a fine city in all ways.

    its clean.
    its safe.(the security here sure is tight.)
    no air pollution.
    a developed country.
    good transport system.
    old and modern infrastructure.
    good museums.
    short time travelling from one place to another.
    good service.
    cosmopolitan.
    many different races and cultures.

    GOOD FOOD. you must try the food here! the varities due to multi races will blow you away… the must trys are hianese chicken rice(SUPER NICE!!!!)(chinese), roti prata(indian) the prata here is very different from the others and satay(malay) something like karbab but slighty different. and last but not least the definitely must try…. PANDAN CAKE. its a sponge cake that is light and is addded with pandan to create that distinct flavour. most tourists and celebrities from all over the world has totally fall in love with this local delicacy. try it and you’ll know. trust me. you will definitely regret if you dont’t. its so good.

    in all, hope you have fun in singapore. do check out the malls here too. hope you could bring back some good hunts. all the best!

    katee, singapore.

  48. Anonymous says:

    WELCOME TO SINGAPORE!!!

    hey i’m totally agree with katee there…those are soeme foods that u hv to try…n must try…haha..

    oh yaa..theres some bad news from bangkok…some rioting just happend today…most of flight to bangkok are mostly delayed..

    opss…news just in again…its been cancelled n the whole airport hv been shut down..

    hey stay in Singapore for abit longer n enjoy the sun abit..haha

    feel free to ask ard for direction..

    hope u will hv a safe journey tru…yaa..

    cheers
    adi-sg

  49. Anonymous says:

    yep, maybe wait it out in singapore for a few days, then fly to bangkok. however im pretty sure the protests at the airports will be done by the weekend.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Yvan!
    ‘The whitest boy alive’ from Berlin is gonna play @ ZOUK Singapore on the 27/11, thursday. be sure to check the scene out!
    cheers

  51. Welcome to Singapore! =) Really hope you have a great time here though the heat can be pretty unbearable at times… lots of air-conditioned places to go to and great food and drinks to try!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Yes Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia. you would not regret it i promise. but oh well if not this time maybe the next!
    By the way, do take care in Thailand…

  53. Renata Maia says:

    Hey, going to Bangkok is not the best idea right now… Anti-government protesters have closed the Internationl airport, things are not safe around there:

    http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12674562&source=features_box_main

    Take care and be safe

  54. xo says:

    Gosh, I am kinda disappointed that you just bypassed Malaysia on your way from Singapore to Bangkok. Yet, I dare not recommend Kuala Lumpur to you.

    You’d be totally disappointed and leave with no photos to show. Most Malaysians either take pride in having zero fashion sense or are conceited in following trends blindly. Individuality is practically zilch.

    But if you’ve got the time, do come for the food! No sunny beaches now because of the perpetual rain :)