My blogging hiatus over the past two years didn’t mean I stopped documenting the things around me. I’ll try not to bore you with photos of stuffed toys and selfies with my boyfriend. Instead, every Friday let me introduce you to some of the more interesting things I’ve encountered since I shifted to Singapore. Stuff I haven’t shared yet.
So for the inaugural ohGeorgyy “Flashback Friday”… I’m revisiting the experiences I’ve had in Singapore while in the company of my friend Selda. She is leaving Singapore for good since she’s getting married soon.
Selda is the girl with a cup covering half her face. Wait, uhm… let me look for a better photo…
Whenever we were with Selda, it felt like we were tourists in our own backyard.
For example the time she brought us to the “Southernmost point of Continental Asia”. Can you imagine this is actually in Singapore not off the southern tip of Malaysia?
It screams tourist attraction but it was still thrilling to set foot on this little islet. It is connected to Siloso Beach by a rope bridge. We enjoyed a simple picnic while waiting for the sun to set.
More than half my visits to the art galleries and museums in Singapore have involved being with Selda. We visited the Maritime Experiential Museum in Sentosa.
By experiential we mean this:
I’m such a dork at museums. I actually go read every word on all the panels. One time at the National Museum of Singapore I took all my damn time and hadn’t realised that Selda and Neil were already waiting at the exit.
In Singapore the transportation system and infrastructure is amazing. But it also involves much walking to get between places. During one of our barkada walkathons, we found ourselves at Keppel Bay district where the crème de la crème reside. I mean look at this building…
One funny moment we had while walking was a debate on which would be better to own: a helicopter or a yacht. Most of us picked the yacht over the helicopter.
A few minutes later we encountered…
Here’s a photo of us “getting lost” right outside Marina Bay MRT.
Selda loves visiting Clarke Quay every September during the Autumn Lantern Festival.
Thanks Selda for introducing us to some interesting spots and eateries in Singapore. She took us to Just Acia (where you can get bottomless drinks and desserts for a decent price) and Professor Brawn Cafe (great food, and it is a “social enterprise” that employs Persons with Disabilities or PWDs). There’s also Cafe Cartel which is a go-to place for comfort food.
We didn’t always have to go out in town with Selda. Sometimes we just invited her to go swimming with us. Like when we stayed at a condo in Yew Tee back in 2012.
Neil and I would also cook for Selda. Here is a photo us at our HDB flat in Yishun in early 2013.
Selda, we’ll miss you! Congratulations to you and Tracy. 🙂
Next week on Flashback Friday: My story in Singapore began when I was job hunting and living in a backpackers’ hostel for three months. I’ll share photos from a trip to MacRitchie Reservoir with friends I made at the hostel.