Singapore Swing

I wasn’t sure if I want­ed to write about my Sin­ga­pore trip. Don’t get me wrong, I had a grand time. Some­thing hap­pened there that sort of left a bit­ter taste in my mouth. Yet here I am now, I’m over that inci­dent, but it def­i­nite­ly won’t hap­pen again.

This wasn’t my first time in Sin­ga­pore. Last 2016, I was on my way to Malaysia when I had a brief stopover at Singapore’s Chan­gi Air­port. I explored a bit, and fell inlove with the air­port. I made a men­tal note that I will go back and explore the city. That plan came true when Chris had a busi­ness meet­ing there and took me with him. I left the Philip­pines on Feb­ru­ary 17 on a red eye flight, and arrived in Sin­ga­pore around 2 am, Feb­ru­ary 18. As soon as I stepped off the plane, the famil­iar smell of the air­port greet­ed me. Sin­ga­pore here I come! My sis­ter couldn’t fetch me, so Chris did. I did a lit­tle shop­ping at Duty Free as I was told alco­hol in Sin­ga­pore is expen­sive.

We took an Uber to the hotel, had some drinks, and it was off to lala­land. I was exhaust­ed. The fol­low­ing morn­ing, we went around explor­ing the Gey­lang area on foot. I hate walk­ing, but not in Sin­ga­pore. The city was very clean! The first two days was spent food-trip­ping and barhop­ping. Sin­ga­pore was a very safe city accord­ing to my sis­ter, and I con­curred. Even when Chris and I were walk­ing around the wee hours of the morn­ing, not once did I feel unsafe. We trans­ferred hotels and moved to Hol­i­day Inn in the Katong/East Coast area. Once we were set­tled, we went around win­dow-shop­ping at the mall near­by then watched Black Pan­ther.

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Dirty ice cream, Sin­ga­pore style
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Alibabar!
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A Sin­ga­pore expe­ri­ence would be incom­plete with­out chili crabs!
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The 3 fools who attacked a chili crab, and lost! 
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Hokkien mee — a must-try in Sin­ga­pore

One of the rea­sons I want­ed to go to Sin­ga­pore was Plat­form 1094. It’s a Har­ry Pot­ter themed cafe, and being a huge Har­ry Pot­ter fan, I was so excit­ed to have a but­ter beer! Chris, how­ev­er, was no Har­ry Pot­ter fan. I was just hap­py some mag­i­cal dust rubbed off on him and he took me there! I was so gid­dy! I tried the oth­er pop­u­lar mag­i­cal potions they had. I didn’t want to leave. Thank you baby!

 

I want­ed to go to Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios, but I was pressed for time. I went to the Gar­den by the Bay instead, and spent the whole day explor­ing it with a friend I met in Sin­ga­pore. Lat­er that night, my sis­ter and I went to Mari­na Bay to chill and check out the city lights.

My sis­ter works there as a nurse. I’d love to explore it again when she isn’t too busy. Next time, I’m going to Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios and the Sin­ga­pore Zoo. I can’t get enough of this beau­ti­ful city-state! Sin­ga­pore, I’ll be back!

 

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