I have been to Singapore twice and whenever I leave, I leave with a heavy heart. I am not exaggerating but it’s true. I may have covered the major attractions to see but there are still so many things to come back for. I might have the opportunity to go there for the the third time next year but not sure when exactly would that be. I hope it would push through though. For now, since I am badly craving for some satays, kway teow and carrot cake , I might as well create a post on the reasons why I love the country. So here goes:
1.Attractions -In Singapore, you’ll never run out of places to visit. There’s Marina Bay Sands, Super tree grove, helix bridge all in just one vicinity and that’s not all, you can check out USS, Night Safari, Trick eye museum and many more!
2. Temples, mosques and churches – In any of the areas I have been to, there’s either a temple, mosque or church nearby. Not only are the edifices are picturesque, but it also enriched my understanding and knowledge of the country’s mixed culture.
3. Wall art/buildings – Have to say, it’s a millenial thing. Our generation is always on the hunt for “instagrammable” places such as these ones; the colourful MICA building in old hill police street and wall arts scattered around Bugis. I took lots of photos on this building lol!
4. Cafes – Part of my itinerary last May was to check the cafes in Singapore. I have to admit, I went gaga in Tiong Bahru and Farrer park. There are plenty on the list but so little time! Below are two photos of Symmetry cafe where my brother’s friend works. So hipstur-y, so cute and creative, lah!
5. Transportation – I envy Singapore’s transportation system and I wish we have this kind in our country. It’s fast, efficient, clean, and cheap!
6. Shopping – The Singaporean who drove me to the airport on my last day told me, “Forget about shopping, you’ll never finish that here..haha” True enough, there’s Chinatown and Bugis for the usual pasalubong, Orchard street shops for a rather expensive buys and some more. In Farrer park, there’s a mall nearby, If I am not mistaken, it’s City Square. Haven’t got the chance to explore it though. Too bad!
7. Hawker Centres – Saving the best for last, lah. I’ll say it again like a broken record, there’s nothing that can compare to the food and eating in hawker centres in this country. Affordable, delicious and with a considerable amount of serving, I am always sold.
Dreaming of you, Singapore. Til next year! *fingers crossed*