I moved to Aljunied exactly a year ago. It’s an airy 12th floor HDB flat in one of the older estates. The surrounding neighborhood is pretty quiet. There are lots of older generations here. There’s nothing too exciting about the nearby food courts. The action is all in Geylang which is five minutes away.

I’ve enjoyed my time living here for the past year. I had come from a challenging accommodation before moving here. I’m staying with friends so it always feels safe to come home to a “chill” setting. No landlord. No pesky main tenant. It’s a safe space and probably one of the few highlights of 2017. Coming home is always a good thing and a good feeling.

I’ve kept my own room since I broke up with my boyfriend. I’m paying about SGD 800.00++ on my rent. Almost SGD 900.00 if you include utilities usage and wi-fi. My flatmate’s baby is keeping the house feeling “alive”. Baby AZ is the most adorable and most precious little one. And, mahilig magpa-cute lagi.


The view of the neighborhood on the day I moved in: December 17, 2016

I want to slowly decrease the amount of belongings I have. My sixth anniversary in the island city is in three months. I’ve accumulated more things than what I need. I also want to make it easier for myself if I move out again or migrate to another country.

I am thinking of doing a vlog episode about my life in Aljunied. At least it could be a simple memento of the time I lived in this quiet part of Singapore. x

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