My 2nd day in Singapore was another spontaneous journey! We didnt plan anything except meeting my Indonesian friend who currently resides and studies there. So I got half of the day with mom following "The Four Winds" (the old Singapore word refers to The Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian influence to the country) and the other half with my lovely friend walking (yes, literally walking and killing my feet) around the central.
So, these are 10 Unplanned Things to do in Singapore through my poladroids camera :P
1. Catch the first wind: The Malay
When you travel with my mom, get ready to have the Mosque tour. Yes, she loves mosques and so do I. So we started the day with dhuha prayer in Sultan Mosque, Kampong Glam.
2. Race for the 2nd wind: The Chinese
This is where to SHOP. If you are looking for the souvenirs, here is the cheapest place you can find in this merlion planet. Random things: I drank 2 cans of A&W root beer here not because it was really hot but because it's cheap and um... the shopping nuance made me wanna spend even the single cents i had :P
3. Hunt the 3rd wind: The Indian
I wanted to go inside! But i had to pay SGD 6 to enter and take pictures, so I just stole the pic from outside. Indian temple never fail to amaze me, and this one I found was so beautiful and mystical. Heaven!
4. Hot day choice: ICE CREAM
I LOVE MAGNUM. However, in Indonesia we dont have Magnum Gold. So when I saw this in Singapore, I just grabbed it. But people, it's expensive :(
5. Local Time!
Yes, exactly! When mom and I dont know where to go, it's time to grab a local and kindly beg him to bring you INSIDE those buildings behind! Including the Marina Bay Sands, the one of largest shopping malls in Singapore. However, always remember that a local will make you WALK. Thanks to Mr. Prima Aulia Gusta, my dearie high school mate, my feet are dead and my shoes are in the trash bin :P
But I love the walk!
6. River tour
Fellow Indonesians, who reside in Jakarta should take this 30 mins boat tour. Because it will end up making us demand the same one for Ciliwung River. Geesh, it was a dirty and smelly river before, with trash and people swimming. Just like our beloved river in Jakarta. It took Singapore 10 years to make it tour-able like now. So yes, 10 years from now on, can we have our "Ciliwung River Tour" dear governor?
7. Must-visit Photo Spot
Thanks to my friend, I gained enough courage to take this picture. It is located in front of the extremely high-class hotel, Fullerton, and recognized as one of the icon of Singapore river. During the previous boat tour, when the guide explained about this spot everyone looked and took picture of the statue. Thus, taking picture with this 5 naked boys (who were jumping into the river, showing us how was the river in the old days) will certainly make me the center of attention. Hahaha.
But I did anyway, and Mr. Gusta :p took a great picture, thanks da boy!
So all of those attention-seeker, try this one in Singapore!
8. Must-visit Icon
The doorman of Raffles Hotel.
Raffles Hotel itself is an iconic hotel of Singapore. Michael Jackson was once stayed there during his visit to Singapore. Its doorman, the big indian guy, is a very iconic man indeed. His face is even there, on the fridge-magnets, sold in a shop in Chinatown. Taking picture with him is listed as one of 20 unique thing to do in Singapore. Well, that left me with another 19 things! :)
9. Must-eat cuisine: CHILI CRAB
All seafood lovers, I STRONGLY recommend you to try this Singaporean cuisine in the street vendor. Not in the big and expensive seafood restaurant. The one i went was right in front of my hotel in Orchard Road and the waiter have the nicest smile ever! That will surely make the night.
Try it! But remember, the street vendor one :)
10. JUMP SHOT
I always do a jump shot. So in Singapore, I picked The Esplanade (the durian-shaped building) to be the background. JUMP!
Credit goes to my amazing photographer, Mr. Prima Aulia Gusta
Makasih ya dabooyyy :)
That was my 2nd day in Singapore. My friend dragged me to many places which made my shoes gave up. I wore my friend's slipper and let him walk barefeet until we find the slipper shop. However, it was a veeeeeery nice unplanned day.
I ended up with lots of pictures taken and stories to be told
Thank you Singapore, see you soon lah :*