Singapore Day 3Posted: September 15, 2015
On my last morning in Singapore, I had a couple of hours before the airport shuttle arrived, so instead of rushing out to hit another tourist spot, I decided to just take a walk around the neighborhood. I stumbled upon the cutest residential street – what I find really interesting about Singapore’s townhouses is that they are all built over the pavement, to create a covered sidewalk that is perfect to walk under. Also, each house’s facade is decorated with colorful tiles and swing doors. Very pretty.
I also wandered briefly through Chinatown. Apparently Singaporeans start their weekend really late, because it was 9 AM and most of the shops were closed, and the only people around were tourists and old people. I could only imagine how amazing it must be at night, with the lanterns all lit up and the market opened.
And that, sadly, was the end of my trip. It has been absolutely wonderful, and I was surprised that I like Singapore a lot more than I expected. It was not the boring concrete jungle that I thought, but a friendly, vibrant city with a great mix of cultures and a character of its own. Now I wish I could’ve stayed longer!