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Travel Diary: Feels good to be home - Singapore - 23.12.2016

Ben MitchellComment
Travel Diary: Feels good to be home - Singapore - 23.12.2016

While on holiday I wanted to do something more than just take in the sights and sounds, I wanted to challenge myself on some level and create something. So not being much of a writer, I decided to write a travel journal! It was an effort many days to write about my experiences, and was hard to make them emotive rather than just a description of events. But I did it, and here is my first entry, exactly as it was written.

Today I arrived in Singapore. After being a derp head, by getting the time wrong by 12 hours, I explored a bit. I was a bit listless until I had my first meal. Cheese prata, so crispy and light. A cinnamon flavoured curry, cumin-ee mee soto and the always and forever teh tarik. The explosion of flavour woke me up and I remembered why I love Singapore.

Further exploration brought me to Star Vista, which I realised I'd been before with May. Star Vista exemplified one of the drawbacks of Singapore: empty consumerism and materialism. Most of the stores were empty, as they would be on a weekday afternoon, which further exemplified the absurdity of the dozens of identical precocious malls here.

I eventually went to Orchard and immediately appreciated that public transport in Singapore JUST WORKS! Buses and subway, are frequent, fast and reliable not to mention cheap. Makes Auckland look like a third world country. Plus taxis are everywhere and cheap too.

Walking around I noticed that Singapore girls are no prettier than other races/countries, but they have the advantage of being skinny. Rare is it to see a fat Singapore, such is the societal pressure. I also noticed that there are more built men, clearly if Asian men can hit the gym, there is no excuse for me not to be in great shape.

The residing feeling was one of peace, settling and some belonging. Singapore really feels like home.