A Day in Singapore

Saturday, August 05, 2017

It was back in the early of August.

Singapore trip probably was the most impulsive one after the 2015 exchange journey - I made up my mind in such a short time. I'm glad that I could spend some time in venturing on the road, apart from visiting family members, also able to spend time with love one. This was one precious time with clearer mind following the adventurous trip to Medan Indonesia back in November 2016, and Taiwan with my family in May 2017.

There're too many meaningful events happening throughout the year. Things were shattered everywhere, so are my memories. Well, now.. I'm wishing for a better filter in my brain so that I can focus on one thing at a time. Very often I overwhelmed myself in many things and now I’ve learnt that I cannot do every single thing even if I want to. Learning to let go of some, focus on one, making of it the best version possible.

Speaking of this short getaway, getting nice food isn't the focus. Sight seeing or just wandering around via public transport sparked me the most, and of course, hoping that I can go as many nature parks as possible. Anyway two in a day - Hindhede (Bukit Timah Forest Reserve) and MacRitchie Park - I shouldn't have ask for more. #greedykills

Things with least expectation are always best. :)

Me and Xiuwen did not walk up to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, we turn left instead, and it actually took only less than 10 mins walk to get to the Hindhede lookout point. Surprisingly, there was only one uncle setting up his telescope, probably searching for some uncommon bird species.

We took the Downtown Line MRT and alight at Beauty World station, walked a little till we see the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve sign.

There was sunshine before the rain.

Uncle, are we disturbing? 🙈

 Hindhede Park is quite a hidden gem isn't?
 If the rain didn't hit the earth that time, we probably could have spend longer time there. 

Another one that we had been before calling it a day was MacRitchie Reservoir Park, one of the four reservoirs that bound Singapore’s nature reserves. Lots people strolling around, jogging, exercising, trail is ready. So many recreational activities can be done, both on land and in water (kayaking). Hmm all that I remembered here was a special dragonfly and some wild flowers along the way LOL. Oh ya not forgetting the wrong bus we hopped onto. HAHA thanks bus driver. How to get to MacRitchie Reservoir Park? Nearest MRT is Caldecott MRT, or Marymount MRT. Then take the bus (852, 855, 52, 74, 93, 157 and 165).

It was quite a pity that ION Orchard Sky 67th floor and Art Gallery are both currently closed for upgrading till October 2017. Always wanted a breathtaking view from the top! Anyway we had ourselves braced with books in the Orchard Library. It is a two-storey library located on the 3rd and 4th level of Orchard Gateway (beside 313@Somerset).

When you wish to be alone...

 The book title is love 

All designs in this library are amazing.
The librarians actually clean up each corner of the book, find no dust. 
Well... Nooo not for reading today lol.

We then passed through the Orchard Skybridge.

How could I not be grateful that there's someone having one off day.

Ohh yaa. Changi Airport has some cool places too. Other than the water lily garden (which is actually more for smokers), there is a Butterfly Garden located at Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2. 


I got to say this again - Things with least expectation are always best.

Especially during travel time. Photos from website can be so so breathtaking and it can be different in own eyes. Just keep reminding myself that - it is an adventure, no matter what kind of weather I experienced and whatever views I can see, be grateful. With least expectation.
I'm keeping those little good things that happened out of an ordinary day. Who said Im always having a good time? There're emotions that we choose not to show and memories that we can choose to keep. It gonna be impossible to have no struggles in life. It also gonna be hard to hold no grudge. When realizing life is so short and no one knows who will be the one who leave us the next moment, why not letting it be a better day before falling asleep, rebuild the hope over a night and embrace the next new day. 

Alright till next time. :)

|| Night in Singapore

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