Friday, October 9, 2009
The Singapore Mirage
Quick pause from the music scene.
After Shift: my usual routine after work is walking in the streets of Makati...the CBD of it.the busy lifestyle of Pinoys...
I plan to go to Singapore soon. Well,not only that would be a new leaf for me,but it would also be an entirely new world out there.I remembered one time when I met my high school friends Jenny and Marybel last July 29th.Jenny went home for two weeks here in the Philippines while Marybel was waiting for her visa to leave abroad-which makes an endangered species in my high school batch who did not plan to go somewhere.That was before and i think it's about time to take such a leap.We had this mini reunion.Aside from that,i also had a brief discussion on what to do abroad.Scary,but worth a try.Life is indeed that short,and why not enjoy some of it?
But I'm not thinking about the career right now-I'm thinking of a break,a vacation.I never ever left the country for past a decade(being which I'm born in Saudi Arabia-an advantage for me,which is good) so i would like to have a little ol' travel time.
What is not to like about Singapore? Aside from the really obvious ones-it's a blend of cultures in one small country,Singapore would definitely be a place to thrive all aspects of industries wherein more than a thousand multinational companies prosper.Meaning to say that there's a wide range of possibilities for everyone who seeks business overseas.
I would like to take the opportunity to experience Singapore at any given day possible because I would love to see the possibility that even if we live in different countries,we also have the same ideals that makes every nation so great.
Browsing through Singapore-there's a lot of reasons why Singapore is the Place to Be:
Read this one through
Association of Singapore Attractions
--I'm a sucker for museums. Perfect for tourists.great for the whole family.And hey,what is not to like about souvenirs (haha,because i admit, I'm also a huge sucker for souvenirs-pasalubong in pinoy terms. :D)
National Heritage Board
--ever wondered why Singapore is a melting pot of mixed cultures? It's best that we experience the awesomeness of the heritage that they posses.
The Food Capital of Asia
--anyone who denies this would be really DEAD lying. I mean,in my terms, Asian Cuisine is the best-it SHOULD be savoured to the last minute. I heard it's a fusion of East and West,and that should be really good.And that should be a gastronomical adventure.yum!
I could imagine myself as a one-day tourist in Singapore.I'd spend the whole day and paint the town red after.
And the whereabouts?
Oh,here it goes.
* The hawker centers
-best experienced when you're a first timer.as well as a foodie.
1000 places to see before you die – A traveller’s Life list by Patricia Schultz. hmm.I think I should read this one.
*Pasir Ris Park
-never been in a recreational park,so I'd rather do this somewhere different.Teehee.
*TigerLIVE at St James Power Station
-because it's for one word:BEER. Oh yay!
-visible nightspots on four quays- The Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Empress Place and Robertson Quay,what's not to like with a tranquil river beside it?
*Isles of Singapore
-Kusu Island,Pulau Ubin,Sentosa, and Saint John's Island-I guess this would be the place to go when you have to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Singapore,do a little chillax.
*Go to a bar where ELECTRICO would play
-oh yes, it was kinda upsetting for me that i missed the chance to watch Electrico live.hmpf. I love Electrico.never had their albums because it was never released here in the Philippines so I'm dead sure i wanna take their albums home.
Err,to sum it all up,this comes in one cool package that i've stumbled upon:
THE UNIQUELY REWARDING PACKAGE
-it's an exclusive package for the ladies,and that is really rewarding.Shopping IS a must.And top it off with people watching at Orchard Road.Followed by a spa treatment.Then end the night with a par-tay.Awesomeness.An ultimate package.
I really think to say that Singapore's a haven would really be that blissful once that you reached its destination.And really adds up on the knowledge that there are a lot of good reasons why we have to live the good life.
ughhhhh....darn.I'm about to sleep.work tomorrow.But really,that would be awesome!I'd make my plan happen if I had it my way! I'd really take the chance to enjoy the sights,indulge everything it has to offer and make it my unique Singapore experience.