I like to start this photo blog writing about my recent Singapore trip. This blog would feature photos from my trips, work, and random photo trips.
I just finished my undergraduate degree in the university and most graduates like me should be applying for jobs at this time. All the pressure of job hunting, applying for our dream companies, and starting our careers. I haven’t started this “job hunt” which we are all pressured to do especially now that competition is intense. And apart from competition, I’m graduating at the age of 23 unlike most who start to work at 20 or 21. I haven’t submitted a resume or even considered submitting one anytime soon. I just want to leave behind all the pressure at the moment and make the most out of this time doing what I love to do, travel and photography. How I wish I could do this for a living.
So for my first stop after graduation, I traveled to the bustling city of Singapore with my former photo editor at the campus pub, Jenner, and my thesismate, Zam. We went to Singapore via Jetstar which to my surprise was a convenient travel trip even though it was a budget airline. It was also my first time staying in a hostel. You can save a lot since the accommodation is very cheap compared to hotels (if you don’t mind sharing a room and toilets with other people). Just make sure to read reviews of the hostel you will be staying before booking. The reviews from tripadvisor.com and hostelworld.com were very helpful.
Singapore is very much similar to Hong Kong. Except that the weather is hotter, the streets are cleaner and people are much disciplined. Also, people in Singapore are much more diverse comprising of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Arabs, and others. It is also easy getting around the city with their public transport system, MRT. Contrary to most people’s view that Singapore is very modern and you can’t find any culture in this city, you can still find authentic culture in Singapore. Visit Chinatown, Little India, or the Arab Street and you will find a mix of different people, markets, food, and places of worship in those areas.
I realized from this trip that it is best to remove all expectations (from you and others) of what a trip should be like and just simply make your own travel experience. We all have different travel experiences, different reasons for travelling, and different preferences on places to experience. Whether staying in a 5 star hotel or a local inn, dining in expensive restaurants or in the streets, travelling alone or with a group, joining a tour, visiting tourist attractions and amusement parks or exploring on your own. There should be no problem doing whatever you please.
Below are some of my travel photos from Singapore.
I would also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Wong, Jenny, Tina, Lia and of course Angel for accompanying and showing us around Singapore. And to my companions Zam and Jenner. Many many thanks to you guys!