Although I haven't finished posting all of my China trip photos yet, I thought I'd better blog about my first week in Singapore before I forget anything! Our trip to Singapore was peacefully uneventful-- we started off our first night here eating some cheese roti prata with my sister-in-law who was returning back to Vancouver the very next day. After spending a week in China, the sights and sounds of Singapore were extremely pleasant (it's nice to be understood by everyone here when you speak English). Also, it's very easy to navigate around this city/country with the efficient transit system in place; all I've needed is some wifi and Google maps to find my way.
I may not have mentioned this before but I did absolutely zero clothing shopping in China; as a result, my urge to shop was overwhelming when I got to Singapore. You can perhaps imagine the kind of damage that I've done so far (and it's only been one week so far...). I've been to at least seven malls so far and have been taken advantage of many tempting sales as "The Great Singapore Sale" is currently underway. I've been trying to avoid the stores that we have in Canada in favour of stores that we don't have, such as Mango, Pull and Bear, and many others. After each visit to the mall, I promise myself that it will be the last time I go in a while; however, since malls are so convenient and equipped with comforting air-con, it's so hard to avoid them!
Other than shopping, I've been greatly enjoying myself by spending time with old family friends and relatives. Just the other night I had a fantastic time walking around the beautiful Garden by the Bay with two of my aunts, an uncle, my brother and my parents (check my Instagram for more). And let's not forget eating. If you didn't already know, Singapore is the biggest foodie place-- everyone knows anything about this country knows that we take our food very seriously. My family always has to pace ourselves when we first arrive or we will eat ourselves sick with all of our favourite goodies at once. While it may seem to others than I'm posting a lot of food pictures on Instagram, I'll let you know that I haven't posted the half of it (I have many more stored on my iPhone).
I also had to get used to living in a HDB flat on the east coast of Singapore as my aunt used to live on the west coast in a condominium. While I certainly miss the private pool and gym that we once enjoyed, I have to admit that living on the east side is certainly convenient as it's very close to transit, food markets, and a mall.
Top & Shoes // Zara
Sunglasses // Cotton On
Pants // TEMT
Necklace // Forever 21