Singapore: Days 5 and 6

I ended up extending one more day in Singapore so I stayed for a total of six days.

Two days ago, I was browsing on Instagram and noticed that Ross, a traveler I had met in Taipei, posted some photos of Singapore. I contacted him and found out that we were staying in the same hostel in Singapore. He was leaving that day to go back to London so we only grabbed lunch together. Nevertheless, it was great seeing another traveler for the second time.

That afternoon, I took the subway to Punggol Park to meet a date. I didn’t think we had anything in common and the conversation was bland. We ate at a food court near the MRT station then walked around Punggol Park. When I came back to Chinatown I was so tired and fell asleep right away.

Yesterday morning, I went to Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a joy to stroll in the gardens, but I had to check Google Maps often for directions. I walked almost the entire morning before the temperature became hotter.

After I came back to the hostel, I decided to stay in and take a nap. I spent the rest of the time relaxing and thinking whether I should stop traveling. I have an urge to go back to the US and do something else. Maybe get a job. I had thought about a bike tour around the world, but I think that’s too intense for me right now.

Today, I’ll check out of the hostel and take a bus to Johor Bahru, Malaysia, which is just north of Singapore, not too far. I hope I can continue to travel for a few more months before returning home.

Meeting Ross again

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Punggol Park

Sunset stroll

Eco Lake in Singapore Botanic Gardens

Beautiful flower in Symphony Lake

Symphony Lake


Waterfall in the Botanic Gardens

Swan Lake

Swan Lake sculpture