Singaporena Birthday 2011

Singapore-la!!!

Took a solo trip on my birthday week and realized that traveling alone is a totally different and wonderful experience. You have all the time in the world to explore, eat, drink, sightsee, listen and just take in everything. The downside is there’s no one to really take my picture. Although, it was a great opportunity to test out my brand new baby Lumix and discover the joys of photography. I also realized that I don’t want to be a photographer after all.

I don’t think I’ve ever walked so much in my life. The weather is like standing behind a bus and just soaking in all that wonderful hot air from the exhaust. The conversation with my friend James put it into perspective:

James: You look like a tourist.
Me: Why? Cos i’m so big?
James: No cos you’re sweating buckets

Well like I always say, the best way to experience a country is to take it to the streets, heat and all. Awesome-la!

DAY 1
Lau Pa Sat
Tiong Bahru
Tanjong Pagar
Raffles
Orchard Road
High Tea @ Artisteeque, Mandarin Gallery
SIngapore National Museum
Fort Canning Park
Bugis
Little India
Clark Quay

DAY 2
Chinatown
Red Dot Design Museum
Singapore City Gallery
Botanical Gardens
Esplanade
Marina Bay
Attica@ Clark Quay

DAY 3
Searing-hot saturday at Universal Studios.

If you can’t take the heat, just roll wit it. I don’t do rides but the movie geek in me was jumping around like a kid. It was truly a great ending to a FABULOUS TRIP!

Thanks to James, Hannah, Rachelle, Joanna and of course my incredible host Ida (for letting me crash at your place and babysitting me during train rides hehe ) and also special mention to Garth for tagging along at Universal Studios hahaha. I love you guys!

Happy 26th to me! Til Next Time Singapura, you haven’t seen the last of me!!

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The ultimate Singapore-an breakfast – cholesterol laden, sweet as hell Kaya Toast
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Local art school – fabulous
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1st stop for the nerd in Me – Singapore National Museum
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just me and mah friends
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the essence of every developed country – escalators in the middle of the park
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hindu temple

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clarke quay
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stunning architecture
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one of my favorite red buildings
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chinese temple
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halt! who goes there
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setting up shop
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surprise!
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colonial architecture against a backdrop of modern skyscrapers
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botanical gardens
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1 dollah ice cream
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Marina Bay Sands
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Purple haze
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Little india
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the claw!
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someday i will stay here…give or take 10 ish years
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pre-colonial buildings
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devotion
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Temple of the gods
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Main Street, NY
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waiting for kevin costner
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po!!!!! so cute
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Far, Far Away!
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the simple joys of youth
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AMEN!
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Egypt
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headin home….
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is this a dream?
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where to next?


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