SQ Girls’ Top 10 Favourite Places To Visit In The World
Flight attendants are probably the most frequent travellers. After all, their job entails travelling around the globe on planes. In a year, they spend almost half of their time overseas. This is why they are always on the look out for the best places to shop, eat and play. From Europe to Asia, here are 10 of their recommended places to visit in the different cities.
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London – Primark
London is a frequent destination for cabin crew and one of the must-go places in the city is Primark, a high street fashion chain that sells trendy and affordable products ranging from clothing to beauty products and even homeware. You can spend hours here checking out the latest trends, stocking up on essentials, or getting gifts for loved ones all without busting your budget.
Address: 14 – 28 Oxford Street & 3 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1D 1AU
Houston – Houston Premium Outlets
You might not associate Houston with shopping, but SQ girls always make a trip to this factory outlet mall that has more than 100 stores that offer discounted items from brands Burberry, Coach, Kate Spade and Victoria’s Secret. Be prepared to spend a full day here to look for the best bargains!
Address: 29300 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77433-4247
Shanghai - Qipu Road Clothing Wholesale Market
If you are confident in your bargaining skills and are not afraid to haggle, you can look for good deals in this massive wholesale market that has a staggering number of stalls selling different styles of clothing, accessories, bags, shoes and more. After you are done shopping, you can also taste the local delicacies at the many food stands located in the area.
Address: No.303 Qipu Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200000, China
Tokyo – Matsumoto Kiyoshi
This is the go-to place to stock up on Japanese cosmetics, beauty products, toiletries and snacks. This famous drugstore chain is easy to spot with its bright blue and yellow signboard and offers a wide variety of products at competitive rates.
Address: Udagawacho 22-3, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Taipei – Addiction Aquatic Development
This modern fish market is a seafood lover’s heaven. There is a live seafood market, gourmet supermarket, various restaurants such as a sushi bar and hotpot restaurant all under one roof. The takeaway selection of sashimi, bentos and cooked seafood is also very impressive. The large variety of fresh seafood and reasonable prices are some of the reasons why SQ girls keep going back.
Address: No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Auckland – The White Lady
No trip to Auckland is complete without grabbing a burger from this iconic burger joint that has been serving customers since 1948 with the same recipes. The best thing is that it caters to the late-night crowd, which makes it a perfect place to get supper when you arrive at night and most places are closed!
Address: Corner Commerce Street & Fort Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1071
Paris - Léon de Bruxelles
A crew favourite, this chain of restaurants is famed for their specialty in mussels and French fries. There are many options for how you want your mussels to be prepared, so it’s definitely a new experience. Not a mussels type of person? There are also fish and meat items on the menu, so there is something for everyone. With décor that’s reminiscent of a cosy diner and reasonable prices, this is a great place to look out for on your next Paris trip.
Address: 63 Avenue Des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris
London – Borough Market
Yet another foodie paradise, Borough Market is a vibrant food market with plenty of local and international food choices and vendors selling fresh produce, and artisanal and specialty products. There are plenty of things to see, smell and taste so make sure to go there with an empty stomach so that you can try as much as you can!
San Francisco – PIER 39
PIER 39 is always a wonderful place to visit in San Francisco. There are so many things to do there such as visiting the sea lions, enjoying San Francisco’s signature clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, browsing the local shops for unique souvenirs, watching street performances or just walking around and soaking in the atmosphere.
Address: PIER 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
Los Angeles – Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags is not for the faint-hearted, but for thrill-seekers who love crazy rollercoasters such as one which dives, flips and twists while spinning you 360 degrees forward and backwards, they will be sure to make the trip down to this extreme theme park.
Address: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355