warning: photo vomit. walang sapilitan sa pagbasa dahil best in umay sa pictures ko ito. hahaha!
(circa 2008) prior to working and living in singapore, most people do not know that i was here once, as a tourist, back in 2008. never in my wildest dreams na sumagi sa isip ko na magwowork ako dito after 2 years. singapore holds a special place in my heart as this is my 1st international travel. i was supposed to be with a friend but then she went to US for a work assignment, so that leaves me traveling alone. luckily, bf was working in malaysia that time so we ended up going to sg together. in a way, it was a blessing in disguise. we agreed to meet here in sg as i’ll be coming from ph while he had to travel all the way from malaysia.
best in tourists award kaming 2! in span of 2 days, nalibot namin ata lahat ng basic city attractions here in sg. wala pang marina bay sands ng kapanahunan na yun. haha!
1st stop, singapore zoo. di sadya ang matching colors, nagkataon lang.
then i remember this was our first meal. mukha lang masarap sa picture pero ang totoo para siyang pinakuluang medyas. wahahaha!
i was very amazed by their automated ticketing machine. laking north avenue mrt station lang naman ako, kaya imagine nyo na lang ang tuwa ko sa ganitong technology. no to long queues na pang 6/45 mega lotto. hahaha!
then we started the diy city tour. super pagod sa maghapong lakaran. merlion, esplanade, chinatown, little india, raffles hotel, suntec, fountain of wealth, orchard, bugis — check!!!
then even went to the not so touristy places na feeling ko nuon ay tourist spots. haha!
my first chicken rice experience was at maxwell hawker center. #angsarapngchickenrice
then i had my first taste of indian food at a restaurant in front of mustafa. gulat lang ako sa overwhelming onions.
i have lots of good memories of sg. my experience as a tourist is very different unlike when i started working/living here for some time. natatawa na lang ako pag naiisip ko yung mga binisita naming lugar especially ang residential areas na akala ko ay tourist area pa. hahaha. ganun lang ka addict sa walking tours!