Here’s the last of blog posts from the trip! Have you ever came from one feeling like you took too much photos but came home and realised that you didn’t take enough? I feel like these pictures don’t do justice! I think I have to invest in those small cameras that have amazing quality now because it’s hard to bring my big SLR around and sometimes my iPhone doesn’t suffice.
I’ve mentioned in my previous blog posts that I went to Singapore almost two weekends ago for Ben’s 27th birthday with his family. It’s actually quite ironic how I always say that I’m never going back to that country after every time I come home but still find myself going back. I’ve gone a total of four times now and I actually got to experience it with four different groups – family, friends, work and with a boyfriend. I don’t know if it’s because of the company or I went in groups before that’s why it’s hard to do so much things at my own pace but the latest one was actually different and it made me want to go back to Singapore again. There’s so much more to do now and it’s the first time that I’ve actually said that four days in Singapore wasn’t enough. Though the weather is still horrible and shopping is still crazy expensive, all the walking and commuting Ben and I did made me appreciate all the beautiful architecture the country has to offer. Plus the food is still amazing and I wish I stayed in Sentosa more. If there’s one thing I learned from this trip, it’s that travel with someone who’s not afraid to get lost and explore because it’s when you’re lost that you find really really good food. (Yup, you can say we got lost a lot! HAHA) :)
Stayed in Trevista Condominiums in Toa Payoh instead of a hotel. It was a nice change!
Our second stop after Haji Lane was Bugis St. I love shopping there!
The amazing Marina Bay Sands. To tell you honestly, I didn’t realize that the figure on top was a boat until I watched a documentary about it. I wonder what I was seeing before this trip! HAHA!
The Singapore Skyline. Manila should have a place where the Makati one would be seen!
This was our stop to go home!
Annnnd my favourite place to eat in! I’ve said before that I love trying street and authentic local food in all the countries I go to so Newton Square is my go to place whenever I’m in Singapore. This is where I tried eating a String Ray for the first time two years ago. Their chill crab and curry are amazeballs!
Annnd here’s all the street food we ate! The first picture is their version of a dirty ice cream- I love the chocolate and sweet corn flavour on wafers! The second one’s cereal prawns. I didn’t get to eat a really good one since it’s quite hard to find but as long I got to eat it! The third picture’s what Ben and I had for lunch.. now do you know why we call each other baboy? haha! And the last picture has a funny story. We intended to eat somewhere in the city proper but totally forgot where the subway station was so we asked a Filipino walking by and she said “DOON!” and pointed to the right. Ben kept arguing that it was to the left but I kept saying that why won’t we believe a person who looked liked she lived there and so we went right. We kept walking and walking (He was holding his laughter and his “I am right” look right about here) and no station was in sight instead we found this little hole in the wall place that served authentic Singaporean food. See what I mean about being with someone who doesn’t mind getting lost? :)
It was the first time I saw this Merlion upclose. When I went two years ago for Zouk Out, the fake one in Sentosa was our room view so I didn’t both going all the way here to see this. It’s still just a statue unclose but it was nice to see the cliche!
Our date nights started in Hong Kong and I’m very lucky that he makes the effort and makes sure that the ones we have always have good food and an amazing view. I can’t believe that the one you see on the backdrop of this picture was our view while eating :)
Till the next trip! All photos except the first three were taken using my #SmartIphone5s