We’re already here! Now what?

It’s been more than a week and the only local food that I’ve tasted so far is chicken rice which I thick is overrated. Next time I want to try Bah Kuh Teh and hokkien mee. I’m not really a fan of Chinese food but I want to try the local food so there. We haven’t been to any tourist spots YET, probably this week we’ll go someplace where tourists flock. We’re going to be hitting 2 birds with 1 stone on this one since I plan to go in for walk in applications on hotels and restaurants (I’m still gathering the guts).

On a different note, let me give you an insight from a first time traveler in SG. First thing that I’ve noticed (and loved) here is how efficient their transport system is. It really is well thought of, well planned and really impressive. Well of course, considering Singapore is such a tiny tiny country, they wouldn’t have that difficulty in planning such as compared to doing this kind of transport system in the Philippines, but still, it really is impressive. There are 3 kinds of public transport here; trains, buses and taxis which by the way is really expensive. Even as first timers here we never got lost (thanks to gothere.sg).

We’re also having a hard time here understanding the locals due to their “singlish”. Most of them, especially at hawker centers and retail stores, have thick Singaporean accent to the point that you wouldn’t distinguish if they are speaking in English or in Mandarin.

Convenience stores and supermarkets are also conveniently located. We often buy our food (every two days or so) at nearby supermarkets and we are always in pambahay outfit since it’s just a few blocks away.

Of course, as cliche as it gets, Singapore is really clean. But the cars are right hand drive so when we cross the streets, we have to look to our right first since vehicles will be coming from that direction. People here are also very disciplined.

One thing that’s exciting is Singapore has several “exit points” aside from air transport, which makes Malaysia just a bus ride away. The place we are currently staying in is just a bus ride away from Malaysia, so in case we get tired of Singapore we could check out the Petronas Towers. I also heard that you can visit Indonesia by riding a ferry boat. We’ll see.


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