Genting Highlands (2018)

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6am, leaving Singapore through Tuas Checkpoint
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Malaysia, North-South Highway
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Jam starts outside Kuala Lumpur
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KL underground Tunnel
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KL Jam during Lunch hour
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When you see greens you are going uphill!
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Genting Highland
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Waiting to check in
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Creepy Amber court 
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Grand Ion Delemen Hotel
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Grand Ion Delemen Hotel
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Nice view from the bed room
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Grand Ion Delemen Hotel
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Entrance to Genting Casino

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Takin the cablecar down

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Genting Premium Outlet

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Driving back to Singapore!

Kuala Lumpur – Hatyai

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Quiet street nearby Odean Shopping Mall, a far cry from KL or Bangkok..
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This map is situated nearby Odean Shopping Mall.. Take a photo to help you navigate around…
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Lee garden Plaza
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This street will be filled with stalls selling dessert and typical Thai Chinese cuisine at night

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#003 Daily Photo: Pasir Ris Town

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Pasir Ris probably has the only town centre in Singapore that is surrounded with so much green spaces. I like seeing the town centre set against the empty fields and wide blue skies.

But unfortunately, all this is is going to be a history of the past soon. The town is stipulated to be redeveloped in the years to come, more public housings will be built and a tender has been released for developers to take up. It is wise now to take more photographs for memory sake and cherish whatever is going to be gone.

#002 Daily Photo: Marina Bay

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Marina Bay Sands, find your legitcrazyrichasians inside there
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Merlion, half fish half lion mascot

I think 2018 is a year that Singapore is feeling “shiok” for the massive publicity, there are many indirect benefits for a small city state.

First, we successfully held the trump-kim summit, an incredible event that the whole world is looking at.. We stood by the tv, together with the koreans and people around the world, hoping for a peaceful progress of the historic meeting. This event has help to market Singapore as an ideal location for meetings and businesses.

The movie, Crazy Rich Asian also set tongues wagging about Singapore, both mainstream and social media are talking about the disparities of the real and portrayed sides of the country, and most of us identify ourselves as “crazy rich asians” instead.  But all in all, it is a fantastic movie that you should go for.

Putting these aside, i think Marina Bay is a really unique place worth talking about. Because where in the world can you revel in the remarkable views of the skyline, enjoy musical performances at the esplanade, watch a spectacular water show, feast on local hawker food and get your nature fix, all at a walkable distance? All the above mentioned is located around Marina Bay. That being said, being small has it advantageous too.

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#001 Daily Photo: Singapore Port

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Sunset over the Port of Singapore
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Silhouettes of PSA during sunset

Location: Marina Bay Cruise Centre

I think any Singaporean would be really proud of their skyline, it is always a nice feeling to sit at the CBD and watch the sun set or enjoy the breeze of the wind. I think the govt did a reasonably good job with urban planning and making our CBD attractive.

I am inspired by bloggers who takes pictures of their own city/town and post it up daily. I’ve been trying to learn how to see things in a different lens. Everyday life can get really dull, boring, rigid and stressful. Sometimes being stuck in the same environment and routine can drive people crazy. That is why i often take breaks and go out of town to broaden my horizons and get a mental break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Singapore. It is easier to get a break when you’re in a entirely different environment, i’m the kind that hardly gets stress up when i’m in a foreign land, i absolutely love the process of getting loss, finding directions, speaking to strangers and discovering surprises at every corner.  

That said, i’m trying to incorporate this mindset into my daily life, distance myself from the usual thought and familiarity of the activities while enjoying the new experiences. This would require some practice of mindfulness (which is good!) to become a tourist at my own land. Alas, hope this effort would last!