Through my Eyes

As I sit on this icy cold metal chair, cold penetrating through my lower body and my spines, I see a variety of things. The chair that I am sitting on is a long one and of grey color. A red trash bin with a greed lid and a little lighter shades of green plastic exploding to its brim just a few steps away from me. A giant pillar stands in the middle of the room separating the two rows of the metal chair facing each other. The wall in front has a clock on it striking exactly 9:15 am . To my extreme right, there are two small counters with its opening just enough to see the face of the people in the other side. A passage in front leading to mysterious place. To my left is the stairway connecting the lower level with the level on which I am, an elevator which I suppose is hardly used and another stairs leading to the floors above. The floor is a giant slab of red with few stripes of grey in it. Above I see a perforated ceiling with many fluorocent bulbs all brightly lit except one. This i…

The Bus Ride

One hand in the air and...kreeek...k! the taxi stopped. "Victory Monument" said Tenzin. The driver said something in Thai, denied our proposal and left. Tenzin waved his hand back and another taxi stopped. "Victory Monument", He said. The driver thought for a while and said," Oh the words)" and gestured us to hop in. 'Beep' the taxi meter showed 35 (35 baht). The a.c was  in full swing and a Thai lady was singing on top of her voice from the radio, not a word of which we understood. Moving for a while, the car stopped. It moved slowly forward as we scanned the new environment. Not again...! it stopped again..?!! There were cars and buses all around. But everyone (especially the drivers) seemed to enjoy it because there was not a single 'honk'. The only sound that you can hear was the sound of the engines'. I felt the minute hand on my wrist watch go..tick..tick..tick.. and so did the numbers on th…

Last day in Singapore

A wise man rightly said, "Time flies" and it sure does. Feels like it was just yesterday that I landed in this land of dreams. Nobody can turn back the time, all we can do is 'Live the Present'. Sadly today is our last day in Singapore but it was the New Year's Eve. For us, new year's celebration started since the day we landed. Each day was indeed a blessing.

We headed back to China town to do some souvenir shopping for our friends back home and also to have the 'Michelin star winning meal' at the Hawker Chan restaurant. A dish can be given 'Michelin star' by the 'French Food Guide' based on its quality, mastery of technique, personality and consistency of the food. They do not look at the interior decor, table setting or the service quality (source:Google) which I think is great because some people despite having the talent, they do not have much money to make their restaurants fancy. One such guy is Mr.Chan or Hawker Chan as he is …

Fourth Day

Today is yet another hike into the forest and nature - 'Macritchie Reservoir Park', since we were captivated by the day before's adventure (please refer to 'Day three' for those who have directly jumped here :)).  'Macritchie Reservoir Park' is a beautiful place for everyone, even for those who are not so keen of the nature (mark my words!). You will definitely fall in love with this place.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so, we dared not to miss it. This time we were blessed with what looked like a 'giant momo' (dumpling), just one of which was more than enough. I believe it was directly out of the oven (or steamer maybe), giving warmth to our half asleep tummy. Now we were ready to roll.

Today's walk was something different from yesterdays' and comparatively longer. There were number of options to begin the walk from. We started with the loop to the Tree Top walk. Encountered few fruit trees on the way as we found their fr…

Third day

Its 5:30 in the morning, still dark, street lights yet to go out. Joggers passes by and the roads are empty but the MRT station is not! Some people begin their work as early as 5:00 am. We were going to travel from one end of the MRT station (North East) to the other end (South West) which is about 20 km apart. And this time we decided to be away from the city life and explore the greenery of the nature. It was hike to the 'Henderson wave bridge' through 'Mount Faber park'. Going by the name, I thought it to be some kind of bridge from where we see some wave created on some sea shore and something like that, but wait untill what I saw in reality (I was totally astonished).  After reaching the Harbour front MRT station, first thing that we did was  put in some energy, yet again discovering new local delicacies. It was a treat early in the morning (I never had so much varieties for breakfast).

The best time to visit this place is either early in the morning or towards t…

Second Day

Here comes the second day. Since we had a very fruitful yet tiring, day one (though our will power was still on the go), we decided to start our day slowly. So, the three of us moved out of the house after mid-day towards the Orchard road following the same trail to the Royal Thai Embassy. You all might be wondering, "Why they are going to the Thai Embassy again and again?" Well, here is the answer. In order to enter back to Thailand, I needed a visa (the existing one was due to expire) so, that's what we were doing, making one. Had applied yesterday and today was the collection time. This was the main part of the trip and having done everything successfully, we were more than happy to unlock more beautiful places.

Back towards the MRT station. Now that my mind was completely free, I saw things that I had missed the day before. People there walk very fast, I mean they don't even talk to anyone. It looked like all were walking alone. Normally when we walk, we do a lo…

My trip to Singapore

Singapore is also known as the "Lion City" and is  one of only three surviving city-states in the world as they don’t have a capital. Who would have thought that one day I will get to visit Singapore? Well, not even me! It was like a dream that I would possibly not dream of. 
Landing at the Changi Airport was not less than a fantasy having come from the DMK (Don Mueang) airport of Thailand. Everything here was systematic and too good to be true-the place, the lighting, the ambiance, so cool and calm. Even the floor was carpeted beautifully. Since 1987, Singapore’s Changi Airport has consistently won the award for “Best Airport in Asia” from The Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards 2014 consecutively for 28 years (source: Google). Not only in Asia, it has also been voted the "World's Best Airport" by the air travelers at the 2017 World Airport Awards for fifth year in a row (source:Google).

Lost by the glitter and glimmer of this beautiful place, we finally spot …