My Singapore, My Home

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Abdul Gafoor Mosque at Little India

My Singapore, My home. This tiny and beautiful island, only a dot on the world map are my beloved country. I have travelled the world and see quite alot but I have never feel so safe and free like in Singapore. A friend from Travbuddy persuaded me to write something about Singapore and of course I said Yes.Here it goes. Once a friend from Europe was worried about the humidity here, please do not worry, you will survive. I will try my best to tell you about Singapore the very best I can, I hope.

Singapore are very unique country in her own way, everybody speak english as english are the 1st language we learned in school. We also have our own version of English but that is another story. The road sign and informative board are all in English. So for those english speaking people, you are relief, right? Singapore is a multi racial people and also languages, lots kind of food to try and we have many shopping centre here and traffic lights.

Flower garland shop at Buffalo Road
Please do not compare Singapore with the neighbouring country, it is totally different and it is difficult to explain but I will try. Singapore is like a garden city or a city in a garden, does that make sense? anyway I am writing what I know and what I observed as a Singaporean. 1st thing you will notice when you come out of the airport, there are plants and trees everywhere.

I mentioned Singapore are multi racial society, the major race are the Malay, Chinese and Indian. Presently due to too many mix marriages, we have the new kind of Singaporean, the beautiful one. You can imagine all the festival we celebrated here, during Ramadan, you can go to a bazaar at Geylang and Malay village, you can get food, cloth, shoes, curtains, everything and same for Chinese New year season, normally a month before the holiday, there have bazaar at Chinatown and for the Deepavalee, the Indian celebration, they have a bazaar at Little India in Serangoon Road, check the internet for the event, for sure you don't want to miss this as it is very happening and joyous event.

Zebra at Singapore Zoological Garden
During Christmas, we have a lightning competition at Orchard road, most all of the shopping centre decorate their building and try to show the best lighting and decoration, it is really beautiful and bright with lights but I hate to go there during this period because the traffic is always jam, I recommend that everyone take a MRT (our metro or underground train) and walk along Orchard Road.

Places to go in Singapore that I've been and recommended to any traveller or tourist. Here are some of them. I think we are the only country in the world that have two zoo, one for day time and one for night time, the day zoo are Zoological Garden and in the night, The night Safari and if you must ask, Yes the animal are in the cage.

Singapore MRT (metro/train) Map
Sentosa Island, a recreational island with alot of things to see to name a few, Siloso beach, underwater aquarium, butterflies garden and a must see are the water musical fountain at night, amazing with lights and music, and also to climb the top of Merlion, you can see a beautiful view of the surrounding island and southern part of Singapore. Next Place are the botanical garden, it is a good way to spend your afternoon, you can walk and try to pronounce the name of trees and flowers that you never pronounce before. There are two lakes and a nice open field where you can sit and have a picnic, and also a must see are the Orchird Garden, look for Vanda Miss Joaqium our country national flower. Last but not least, the Jurong bird park, must go! I loved birds, my favourite are the peacock, they are lovely, they know that they are beautiful and they flaunt it ;-) and they have a man-made waterfall, superb! Nice view.
Sri Veerama kaliamman Temple at Little India

Next stop, if you are a window shopper or natural born shopper, Singapore is a place to be. For cheap stuff , go to Mustafa Centre, they have mostly everything and they open 24hours, the 1st in Singapore. For electronic, you can go to Sim lim Square, I think they have about 6 stories of shop that sell from calculator, camera to computers, they accept all major credit cards ;-) Orchard Road you will get a different vibe, you can get Armani, Versace or Louis Vuitton there, original mind you! there are full of shopping centre along the road from the start to the end and if you come around June, we have 'the great Singapore sale', good luck! We open from 10am to 10pm, everyday of the year.

Now the best part, I like to talk about food, I loved spicy spicy food and place I recommended with my taste bud are Hajjah Maimunah at Joo Chiat and another branch near Jalan Sultan, they served a delicious malay and indonesian delicacies, I try to eat there at least once a month.

Inside the MRT
Next, Banana leaf Apolo, the best Indian food I tried in the world, yes, in the world, very simple place but the food are superlicious, give it a try and then tell me that I am not lying. This two places I recommend are affordable. Must go! Newton Food circus, a food paradise, and recommended are the seafood, try stingray with chilli, black pepper crab and for dessert, try 'ice kacang'. The environment there are very carnival like, you can see most faces smile and please do not eat lunch before you go there. You need a big stomach for that, and price? Not very expensive.

For night life, we have plenty for this small country. Name it what you want, we have it. Recommended 'waterholes' is St James Power House, please take a look at my review on this great night out and of course Zouk, an award winning party place.

Local Delicacies-Malay Food. Look at the Rendang! Yum Yum

I am not a guide but I am sure I know about my country. Sure I miss alot of some thing. I will add more in the future and keep it update. If you have any inquiry, please ask. I don't bite ;-P

''Doesn't mean there is no crime, there is no crime at all'', the police force crime prevention slogan in Singapore.

Katherine2013 says:
Singapore is beautiful place to visit. Singapore offers a number of interesting places to visit.

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2013
Seyyah says:
Thank you my friend. I hope i will go to there in 2011
Posted on: May 03, 2010
Joost1976 says:
i am there next year in 2009 for a month :D
Posted on: Aug 14, 2008
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Abdul Gafoor Mosque at Little India
Abdul Gafoor Mosque at Little India
Flower garland shop at Buffalo Road
Flower garland shop at Buffalo Road
Zebra at Singapore Zoological Gard…
Zebra at Singapore Zoological Gar…
Singapore MRT (metro/train) Map
Singapore MRT (metro/train) Map
Sri Veerama kaliamman Temple at Li…
Sri Veerama kaliamman Temple at L…
Inside the MRT
Inside the MRT
Local Delicacies-Malay Food. Look …
Local Delicacies-Malay Food. Look…
Curry Fish Head
Curry Fish Head
Man-made Waterfall at Jurong Bird …
Man-made Waterfall at Jurong Bird…
Giraffe at Singapore Zoological Ga…
Giraffe at Singapore Zoological G…
Motorcycle a better option to avoi…
Motorcycle a better option to avo…
Little India MRT station
Little India MRT station
Peacock at Singapore Zoological Ga…
Peacock at Singapore Zoological G…
Fishes in a pond at Singapore Zool…
Fishes in a pond at Singapore Zoo…
Little India night market at Buffa…
Little India night market at Buff…
Infront of Esplanade Theatres, Sin…
Infront of Esplanade Theatres, Si…
My neighbourhood, view of Singapor…
My neighbourhood, view of Singapo…
My Home
My Home
Inside Sri Veerama Kaliamman Templ…
Inside Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temp…
Squid Curry Dish at Banana Leaf Ap…
Squid Curry Dish at Banana Leaf A…
Mutton Curry Dish at Banana Leaf A…
Mutton Curry Dish at Banana Leaf …
Chicken Masala Dish at Banana Leaf…
Chicken Masala Dish at Banana Lea…
Farah is excited at Banana Leaf Ap…
Farah is excited at Banana Leaf A…
All of us look happy at Banana Lea…
All of us look happy at Banana Le…
Look! so pack at Banana Leaf Apolo
Look! so pack at Banana Leaf Apolo
Our desserts Mango Kulfi at Banana…
Our desserts Mango Kulfi at Banan…
Night market at Buffalo Road
Night market at Buffalo Road
Night market at Buffalo Road
Night market at Buffalo Road
Tomatoes at the night market.
Tomatoes at the night market.
Banana Leaf Apolo at Little India
Banana Leaf Apolo at Little India
Water Lilies flower at Singapore Z…
Water Lilies flower at Singapore …
All kind of people are here at Ban…
All kind of people are here at Ba…
Entrance of the Banana Leaf Apolo
Entrance of the Banana Leaf Apolo
We are waiting for our table at Ba…
We are waiting for our table at B…
If you dont understand the menu c…
If you don't understand the menu …
Farah and Faizal look happy while …
Farah and Faizal look happy while…
Love the chandelier there at Banan…
Love the chandelier there at Bana…
Our dinner at Banana Leaf Apolo
Our dinner at Banana Leaf Apolo
Buffalo Road in the night at Littl…
Buffalo Road in the night at Litt…
Elephant at Singapore Zoological G…
Elephant at Singapore Zoological …
White Tiger at Singapore Zoologica…
White Tiger at Singapore Zoologic…
Polar Bear at Singapore Zoological…
Polar Bear at Singapore Zoologica…
Rhinocerous at Singapore Zoologica…
Rhinocerous at Singapore Zoologic…
Giraffe at Singapore Zoological Ga…
Giraffe at Singapore Zoological G…
Monkey at Singapore Zoological Gar…
Monkey at Singapore Zoological Ga…
Mountain Goats at Singapore Zoolog…
Mountain Goats at Singapore Zoolo…
In a bangles shop at Little India
In a bangles shop at Little India
My mechanic insisted I put his pho…
My mechanic insisted I put his ph…
Dunlop street near Serangoon Road
Dunlop street near Serangoon Road
The main road of Little India, Ser…
The main road of Little India, Se…
Money changer at Mustafa Center
Money changer at Mustafa Center
Indian movies poster
Indian movies poster
Typical groceries store at Little …
Typical groceries store at Little…
Want Jeans? choose! lol;-)
Want Jeans? choose! lol;-)
Raccoon at Singapore Zoological Ga…
Raccoon at Singapore Zoological G…
Singapore General Post Office, Sin…
Singapore General Post Office, Si…
Singapore special delicacies calle…
Singapore special delicacies call…
We have the Chilli Crab at No Sign…
We have the Chilli Crab at No Sig…
Singapore Nightlife & Entertainment review
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