The Glowing Singapore

Well ! In terms of places there are numerous on earth which are defined as vibrant,vigilant or beautiful by the nature of their artifact ,culture and many other important things. Singapore is a glowing city with a rich culture and blooming atmosphere. People are nice especially the girls are very helpful ,understanding and hospitable.

Getting Around

IMG_3382My recent trip to Singapore was amazingly fantastic. Sitting at McDonald’s at KL Central ,Kuala Lumpur I was just confused which flight to take and when to fly. But then finally I boarded a flight to the glowing Singapore. There are a lot many pleasant and interesting incidents to cover in this post.

The flight to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur is pretty short, its as short as you order a meal at KFC and before you finish eating it you will hear an announcement ” This is your captain speaking , we have just arrived at the Changi airport Singapore ,the weather outside is 30 degrees with relative humidity of 34%. Please be seated till the plane comes to a complete halt. Thanks for flying with us” . I landed and witnessed a beautiful eye catching airport. I could not be able to fill up the Immigration forms in the plane so I borrowed a pen from a pretty girl who was sitting in one of the lounges at the airport. I was just about to finish when I noticed her boy friend just arrived and asking her with a commanding voice to leave the place immediately when the poor girl was still waiting for me to give back her pen ,I made it a bit longer for her furious boy friend to wait and then thanked her for letting me fill up the forms and waiting that long for me. The picture outside almost all the airports in the world wherever I traveled so far is the same as you will find a bus stop or a taxi stand,whereas in Singapore you’ll find a Train straight away. And then from Changi airport terminal you can shift a train to your desired destination. The train from Changi splits into two different directions. Ticket machines are at each and every station and its pretty simple to get along the environment within a day. The trains are mostly packed with people almost on all junctions and different lines to most parts of the city. One thing strange though I noticed at the platforms was “huge” fans i.e one blade of a fan was almost 8 to 10 feet long.

Charismatic ViewIMG_3290

Singapore is a very colorful ,cultural ,modern and clean city. Its mixed with different races and yet is very peaceful ,safe and beautiful in all aspects. People are hospitable,busy,shy but very cooperative. Magnificent infrastructure with a massive public transport system. The atmosphere is refreshing ,appealing and attractive. Its quite an expansive city as compared with Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok. But the deal is different here as every city’s aroma and appearance is different from the other. You’ll find almost all type of food in here as well. Presentation is different here and also the taste. Those who say its all the same as Kuala Lumpur are wrong. Singapore has a unique auspicious look ,air and atmosphere and it has its ultimate unique beauty to be explored.The currency here is Singapore dollar and if you visit a superstore nearby your hotel you’ll find posters written “Stealing is a punishable crime”. The supermarkets have answers to all your needs and you can get almost anything you want to buy even from a small store nearby. Restaurants ,bars and pubs are easy to find. But when you order a meal in a restaurant make sure you know what you are ordering. When I ordered “Raita” (Traditional subcontinent mint & yogurt sauce) in a Punjabi restaurant ,along with Vegetable fried rice ,I could not believe my eyes what final dishes I had on my lunch table. A tiny plate containing some rice with fried vegetables ,not spicy ,only salted. And the “Raita” was actually larger than the rice plate itself and was almost the same price. The overall bill to a non tasty lunch was 42 Singapore Dollars.

SurprisesIMG_3220

My journey to Singapore is filled with joyful shocking surprises and unique experiences. The hotel I booked was in Gayalang area which is called “The red zone or The red area” ,those of you who don’t know what it is let me explain in the next few sentences. When I asked the guy at the restaurant the address of my hotel ,he looked at me worriedly and said ” its in the red area”. I said what is it? is it dangerous ? what does it mean? ,the guy just advised me not go outside of my hotel at night. I was shocked and when I reached the hotel I asked them why is it that people call it the ” the red area” and why the guy at the restaurant suggested me not to leave the hotel at night?. They were almost laughing at me and the girl said “yes it is the red area sir” but its quite safe to go out at night. I was curious and angry at the same time because everyone was saying it out loud but no one was telling me about it. Then finally the guy at the hotel reception explained that the red areas means the area of prostitution or a place you will find girls on the roads to be escorted  etc. “Hmm” I exclaimed and went straight to my hotel room.

The FunIMG_3331

In the evening though I was at the beautiful ” Marina Bay” area. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Extremely beautiful. The day I was in Singapore was the 50th anniversary of Singapore and Gardens by the Bay were glowing with lights ,filled with people and mesmerizing background music was refreshing the ears. The long trees were decorated with numerous lights and the light show accompanied by songs designed for the evening were fabulous. I really enjoyed it. One of the most memorable evenings ever. The next day I visited a few more places but for me the mostly attractive and most memorable was “The Gardens by the bay” and they were glowing and electrifying when I saw them. Magnificent to watch. There are bars and restaurants down the beach and also a huge shopping mall. At front is the high boat type building. At the beach again I witnessed ” huge glowing fans this time with lights on them ,looked exactly like a turbine”. Maybe for those people who wanted to sit there and enjoy the beautiful view of the beach.

 

 

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