Getting a catterpillar rash while discovering Asia

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Harassed at Changi airport while waiting for Pucci

Singapore, 4 months after coming home from working in the States. First time to travel in Asia. Visited a friend. 5 days, 2 of which were spent taking and waiting for flights. A power packed 3 days,  2 of which were local holidays, one being The Deepavali holiday.

Stayed at my friend's pad who was working there for 2 months at that time. a nice pad overlooking close to an olympic size pool and 3 other duplicate buildings, wide open spaces.

This did not start off very exciting as I was left at the airport upon arrival for close to 3 hrs. Now, Singapore airport is so not small! lugging around my trolley with a backpack was again not fun when it was past midnight and I was dead Ti-erd. Pucci was supposed to pick me up, only to find out later that she got delayed  as she was stuck at a friend's party, tsk, tsk.

Resto fancy cable car, all artificial!
Thanks to the friendly airport customer service I was able to get hold of her on her mobile and badger her to rush to the airport.

The culture and skin colors diverse, ranging from caucasian to yellow to black. Singapore is highly accessible with the train connected to every main route compensated by buses and cabs. What was amusing was the train cards can also be used for the buses as well. It's Manila in the future when we become more disciplined, as most of the architecture has already been copied locally.

With Pucci at work for 2 days, i was left to explore on my own, which was exhilarating. all i needed were the travel brochures, money and a list of the places and food to try out. i toured most if not all of the scenic spots which explains why I was so ti-erd after the entire trip.

Taking the cable car at Sentosa by myself.


I exlored the Sentosa amusement park which is a not-to-miss spot if you're visiting Singapore on the 1st day. With my former fear of heights, taking the cable car 4x on my own was a great feat. I also checked out the fun animal shows, took numerous moments going sentimental at the beach, explored the orchid gardens, and watched the majestic laser fireworks display in the evening.


The entire city of Singapore seems to have been drafted by an architect, well mapped out, with all the signages to make your life easier.

With a similar design for all the apartments, condominiums and food courts, I kind of got freaked out. Especially when you're lost on your 2nd night on your way home with creepy looking Indians checking you out at the bus stop and all the apartments seem to be your stop.

Seriously pretending to see something


My 2nd day was spent checking out the city sites with Pucci and shopping for gifts to bring home at the Chinatown. I got a nice pink dolphin wind chime to remind me of the beautiful dolphin show the previous day.

On my 3rd day I checked their museum, zoo and botanical garden. I toured again on my own and was dead tired by the time I met up wiht my friend for coffee in the evening. We met up at the famous Orchard garden strip littered with extravagantly designed malls. Enjoyed the dolphin show and animal farms but got sad with the sentimental thought of wishing my family was with me to witness it. I did get a bonus caterpillar rash which I retained for a month on my arm.

A bus driver and a Malay gym instructor tried to make a pass at me at the subways.

Welcome Mt. Faber
Funny that my friend was always trying to avoid riding with them in the trains but we always ended up seated close to them, LOL!


The famous Kaya toast paired with a half cooked egg and coffee became a fave at the airport on my way home.The humid heat though was unbearable as i had to shower 2x a day to survive.

The experience was liberating and exciting as I was independently touring and being mistaken for a native most of the time, similar to my experience of trotting jersey and the big apple on my own. Having the advantage of looking like I know what im doing even when im absolutely dumbfounded. Being gutsy in having strangers take my creative camera poses.

It would be nice to go back someday for a longer period so i can leisurely tour the scenic spots.

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