“Each journey is an Experience of the past”- Robert Better
This quote truly summaries my whole experience of Singapore!
Read the blog and you will know why & how it’s the perfect quote.
The City has a lot of memories to live by.
The City was the first ever trip abroad.
First ever trip on a long flight journey.
Singapore was the first time,I clicked photos for Visa’s and the Beginning of Passport Pages getting stamped.
The complete experience of trying to kill time on the flight journey,mostly trying to sleep and getting handed over the Kids Kit to keep myself busy.
To landing in a land,And witness all the luxury sportcars being driven around on the streets .Which once I only had the opportunity to play with as miniatures.
Singapore wasn’t the city that I had explored today, when I visited 13 long years ago for the first Time.
That trip 13 years ago was with the cousins and more activities were planned for kids our age.
The Night Safari Experience,Butterfly Garden,Sunway Lagoon waterpark,Seal & Dolphins show ,Lazer show at Sentosa Island. And doing all the crazy stuff like puffing our hair with colourful hair colours .Driving around streets with no Garbage being disposed on the streets to understanding how Strict the laws are there.No Chewing Gums.this was in 2005.
2011 again we visited Singapore,But this time,only visited the Universal Studio.
The Only one we have visited since then.
Not even been to the LA one,When we last visited Travelled to the states.
And Saw the city as a developed and changed with Metro’s being planned and relived the whole experience of our first trip,By not exactly doing the same activities.
But,the familiarity of knowing this city around.
The streets,The Stores,The Malls.The Places where we dined. And 2011 trip
Was the first trip to have experienced Christmas in foreign land and in a city where they are known for all the decoration and lighting for Christmas.
Coming to 2018 and while planning the family vacation for Japan. Coincidentally My Aunt,Found Our first Passport size photos of our trip to Singapore. It was then going through all of those memories that we decided on a long Layover we do a Stopover while returning from Osaka. If we could spend the time exploring the city and see how much it has changed or remained the same.
The city,For starters has now been ranked as the World’s Most Expensive city to live in. The city has an excellent Public transport system like all the Europeans nations with Subways and Buses moving on all directions to The cars & Home becoming the most expensive assets to own.
This time too we enjoyed the view of the Merlion Park. And explored another side,the Sultan Masjid street that has a beautiful mosque, cafes and restaurants done up in Morocon style.
This was the Heritage Tour we had journeyed on.And thanks to the great initiative by the tourism board to encourage influx of tourism by giving an experience to all who would like to know why should I visit Singapore! And a better way of spending time in the city rather than killing time at the airport by taking the Singapore tour from the airport itself.
Hoping European nations too begin doing this if they haven’t. And hoping to enjoy another Day in Singapore on my Next Vacation.