Cambodia-Malaysia-Singapore Trip 2012: Singapore


One week in Singapore is not nearly enough. This city is incredible. And I’m not just saying that because I lived there for 6 years and have sentimental attachement.

The cultural diversity. The insane skyline. The impeccably clean sidewalks. The luscious geography. The dedicated running/hiking trails and park space (despite being only 274 sq. miles and housing 5.2 million people). The food. The easiest, completely encompassing public transport. The night life. The tourist attractions. The local cuisine.

Honestly, if you haven’t been to Singapore, you just have to :) You’ll understand. It’s worth the hype it gets.

Since we were only there for 7 days, we crammed in as much as we could. And we still didn’t cover half of it.

I had a blast being able to show Weez my old homes, middle/high school, local hang out spots, running trails, and so much of what made Singapore home to me. But since those are photos and memories that are only dear to me, I’ll share the stuff you guys would love to see, aka, everything else…

Drinks and shopping in Chinatown
Running in McRitchie Reservoir
Running in the Botanic Gardens
Underwater World, on Sentosa Island
Incredible dinner in Little India
Sippin’ the famous Singapore Sling, at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel
Flying squirrels, getting hit in the head by divebombing bats, chillin’ with the lions and elephants, laughing at the mouse deer… at the Singapore Night Safari
Indulging in the local brew
Mmm, black pepper chicken at Newton Circus (hawker stalls)
The national Merlion, with the Marina Bay Sands hotel in the distance

And these were just the side trips and how we enjoyed our free time!

We went to Singapore to participate in a 6-day material science conference and had the honor of presenting our graduate school research.

The conference was really valuable, I got great feedback from my presentation and learned quite a bit. I was nervous before presenting (since it was in a huge auditorium), but both myself and Weez did great!

Giving my oral presentation
Weez, rocking tough questions, after his talk


All smiles, after our research presentations

Well, Singapore, you far and away exceeded my expectations. What a trip down memory lane, it was. How much you’ve changed and grown and gotten even more glamorous, impressed me. I’m in love with your city, and I can’t wait to one day return with my future children. Or maybe even for work :) I wish.

And with that, concludes our trip-of-a-lifetime Cambodia-Malaysia-Singapore adventure. What a dream!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. mallory says:

    You both look like pros up there! What beautiful pictures! Glad to see that you’re doing well!

  2. Jessica says:

    Wow, all those animals!! So cool. And the food? Makes me hungry!

  3. Just told the boyfriend I want to go to Singapore for our honeymoon.

    My uncle used to travel there for work a lot, and I always loved his pictures when I was a little kid. These brought back all those memories and my fascination with the place!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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