Sunday, 31 July 2011

I love Singapore - Part 1

Yesterday i was listening to a nice song - Bryan Adam's Here I Am - and i think that song has a real nice music. For me, the music can makes me feel grateful. And Singapore is one of the things in the world which makes me grateful.

So.. here's the Part 1 :D
Actually i've ever wrote about my impressions of Singapore at my friendster's blog. But i think i deleted that friendster account (forgot about my writing T_T). So i will try to recall my memories..

It is 2006 when i went to Singapore for the very first time.

Before 2006, i have went abroad to Penang (Malaysia) and Phuket (Thailand) only. And that was when i was a primary school kid (which still can't have many impressions about something). So, trip to Singapore at 2006 is the very 1st trip to abroad which will give me impressions. hoho...

Arrived at Changi, and i am so in love with Changi (of course lah! My hometown's airport is Polonia Airport which is not nice... has very insufficient number of trolleys, and the conveyor belt is not continuous - luggages will fall at the end of the conveyor belt T_T).

Conveyor belt at Polonia Airport

I wanted to go around Changi, but my grandma wanted to go to meet her doctor asap, so we go to Mt. Elizabeth Hospital lah.

Where i stayed for a few days there

Because we haven't had lunch, we randomly picked a mall - Paragon and at that time i don't know that it's a kinda exclusive mall - and buy chicken rice there (SGD8/portion). I was shocked because chicken rice is so expensive, at my hometown maybe chicken rice is only around SGD 3. haha.

In front of Paragon

Okay.. so that's the first time i tried MRT. I was so excited to learn how to take an MRT. I learned how to top up the EZ Link card. I like to take an MRT because we can see a lot of people there from different ethnics, countries, etc. So fun because people speak different language.

I didn't do much back then in Singapore because that time my sister also just get into NTU. So i accompanied her going through her orientation, i entered the auditorium and was like WOW... i think i was like a kampong girl lah who just arrived at big city. Almost everything caused me "WOW".

Wee Nam Library also caused me "WOW". I think it's like the place where people buying and selling index. LOL!

I also tried this machine.. what is it called? Drinking Water Machine? I was like a siau po when trying this machine because for all of this time, i only see it from movie or pictures. At first i feel it's so hard to use it because i can't drink properly. LOL!!

Then i tried to use double decker bus too! Everytime i wanna sit upstairs because i've never seen double decker bus before! *Even i thought it's only UK which has double decker bus :hammer:*

Happily sitting on double decker bus, trying to capture NTU's sign at back
And this is my best picture which i took in NTU (i took a lot of self capture pictures, but this one is the one i look prettiest D) :
My sister's department !
For a few days (i think it's 4 days 3 nights), I visited Orchard, Bugis, Little India, NTU, Clarke Quay.

And of all things which amazed me... there's one thing which impressed me a lot a lot...

It is the DIVERSITY.

I'm so impressed by Singapore is a multi cultural country... And they respect each other.. So many different languages, Melayu, English, Chinese, Tamil, etc. But they get along well ! No one will stare at you if you speak other languages...

And so many different style of people.. You may wear any outfit you like, you can see people wear open outfit and vice versa. And most people won't stare at you. So you can be yourself and not thinking too much about other people's opinions.

Because of people being themselves, i feel like everyone is sooo unique... I even can't say that this person is pretty, that person is not pretty.. because.. i feel like all of them are so pretty and fabulous because they are being themselves ^^

So after the trip to Singapore, i went back home feeling more confident than ever. And i'm feeling good about myself and everyone too!

I know i live in a multi cultural country too. But... it is different !
You'll feel it is different if you live in my country too. hihi.. *don't want to say much*