I decided to go to Singapore for my 23rd birthday three months ago but I regretted it after a while. At that time, I was falling in love with nature more and more and Singapore is known as a very urban place, so I thought I won’t enjoy exploring the country. I was thinking I should’ve gone for Bali or somewhere in Malaysia for my first plane ride and overseas destination. Good thing you can’t ask for a refund after booking a flight, because I now have no regrets that I went to Singapore (except not having a picture with the Minions).
My mother, sister, and I were very lucky because Tita Flor was there to pick us up at the airport and allow us to stay in her home there. We will be eternally grateful at how accommodating she was to us and how fun it was to have her around. We went to Lucky Plaza to get some Singaporean dollars and went ahead to VivoCity to ride the Sentosa Express.
We enjoyed a heavy breakfast and went shopping during our third day. We went to church in the afternoon and got to meet some of the friends of friends we have. Their church was big and beautiful! After the service, we explored more destinations, including Chinatown, Clarke Quay, and the Merlion Plaza. Unfortunately, we had no more time to visit Little India and the Esplanade.
On our way home, we stopped by this Freecycling booth which is a part of their YFest celebration. It’s so cool because you can get anything in exchange of anything. Beside this, there’s also a Zine booth where I got little eight-page journals of kids just drawing and writing whatever they felt like. It’s amazing! I was really inspired by this and I hope I knew beforehand that something like this was going on.
Singapore is a very blessed place. The weather is perfect and the place is astonishingly beautiful. The people are so diverse and their cultures combined make for an interesting and unforgettable experience. The urban planning is so impressive; I just know the leaders there had a vision and they made it happen with much precision and through deep passion.