So much colour!
The best thing about my Singapore trip, was getting to see a few different areas outside of the typical tourist zone. It’s so important to go off the beaten track if you’re able to, it gives you a much wider perspective of a destination and it’s the best kind of history lesson when you can put everything into context and not just see it in a guide book.
As I mentioned earlier, my knowledge of the country was pretty much non-existent, I wasn’t completely silly for thinking that it was a part of Malaysia (technically this was true back in 1963) and I had no idea about the unique and rich history.
To cut a long story short, Singapore has always been pretty multicultural. Signs are often translated into four different languages (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil), everyone respects each other and what’s really interesting is that there are even laws in place to make sure that society is fully integrated. I seemed to be more interested in the politics here than in my own country, but the result is a place where you feel pretty safe and at ease.
A massive thank you to the Singapore Tourist board and Unlisted Collection for inviting me on this trip!