Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Singapore Escapade

My first blog entry at the age of 26! Well, better late than never... Phew, just got back from Singapore on Monday. And what a great trip it was. Had a wonderful time with my favourite uncle, Nigel and my aunt and cousins from Johore.

Here I am at the LCCT. I was never one who could take a snapshot like a decent person. Btw, 'antarabangsa' = 'national' ??

Flew with AirAsia. "Now Calvin Tan can fly..."

This is me at Changi Airport.

Immediately after touchdown, I rushed to my cousin, Wenny's engagement only to find that they have already exchanged vows. Bummer! So the only productive thing I could do was to take more silly pictures of myself.

No wonder Wenny looks uncomfortable, as if I'm a serial killer. (*gasp*)

I know it's gay. But the flowers were too beautiful for me to resist.

It took me 30 minutes to catch this little monkey to snap a photo with me.

And to my surprise, there was another bigger monkey running loose at the very same garden.

On the second day, I was at Orchard doing some sight seeings. Oh, boy.

King of the jungle was there too...

Headed to this beautiful park at East Coast Park called 'East Coast Park'. It was so breathtakingly awesome it reminded me of that Korean player at Manchester United. Anyways this beach is so heavenly that I don't mind spending an entire month just sitting here and enjoy the breeze, scenery and sunset. Ahhh...

This is me at an Irish pub on the 3rd day. Don't think that I'm drunk coz I drank 2 glasses at once. If this picture looks blurry to you, it just means that YOU had too much to drink already, my dear friend. Heh heh...But in all seriousness, I made an amazing discovery at the pub. Look at the next picture and you'll see what I mean.

Looks like I'm not the only one who wants that s.o.b. dead! Lol!

Nigel and I headed to Ang Mo Kio to meet up with the rest of my family. I wasted no time hunting down props to pose for the camera like the attention whore that I am.

Ran out of money while I was there so I tried my hand at being a Crocs salesman. Initially thought dressing up like a crocodile would help in my newfound career but things just didn't work out.

I didn't want to worry too much so I tried to sleep away all my worries. But I got hungry after 5 minutes, still without money in my pockets. What does a poor man do?

He does what a street artist would do for money! If you look closely, there are actually gold coins on the floor. (ok ok...they belong to me, dammit)

No more pennies for the photo booth so I used my own camera.

My aunt who is already an 'aunty' wanted to see how I would look like if I were an 'aunty' so here you go...

Jokes aside, the entire trip was truly wonderful in a family sense. Being in Singapore for 4 days, I realized how much I missed my family down South. Quoting one of my favourite songs, "every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure".

I love you guys so much!

Well, another thing I discovered about Singapore is how clean it is. Not a piece of rubbish wherever I go. It almost felt weird as I come from the land of 'throw-your-garbage-everywhere'. I respect the cleanliness and civic-mindedness of Singaporeans so much that I...

...dressed up as a Singaporean rubbish bin!

I'll be back soon...