I never used to like watching sunsets. To me, they all looked the same, or rather because of where I live in where there isn’t any spectacular sunsets, but these really proved me wrong.
If not for a friend’s insistence on heading to so many places while on holiday in Bali, I would never have gone to wait in the scorching sun, amidst the sea of tourists fighting for a space to sit or stand. I don’t know if it’s just me but I would never want to be identified as a typical tourist no matter which country I visit. And especially for those who buy the “I Love (insert place here)” t-shirts, and wear them while sightseeing, I can never understand you either.
And now for the one that really blew me away.
Looking at these images really trigger my wanderlust. The ironic thing is, when you have loads of time to spare, you most likely don’t have the money to travel. But when you do have the money, you don’t have the time to do so. Oh well you can’t always have your cake and eat it, can you.
First things first, Happy New Year!
That being sad, here’s a new post for the very first day of the new year 🙂
Being in Hong Kong for the 4th time in 4 years makes me wanna live there.
For a long time, I’ve been intrigued by how modern and cosmopolitan the city is, yet still maintains its Chinese culture and heritage. Somehow, I feel that over the years, Singaporeans are gradually letting go of their heritage and culture, and embracing Western values more. Not that it’s a bad thing, because we are after all global citizens and this helps us to be more embracing to practices from other cultures. It’s just that with culture dilution, it is almost as though we are losing our roots.
Alright, enough with the long talk on social problems and let’s move on to the pictures.
These two images were taken at two different countries – Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
It’d be pretty cool if Singapore had such ancient architecture as well instead of all these modern skyscrapers and buildings. I mean, it’s really cool to see these sky scrapers and awesome architecture, but having grown up in this concrete jungle where the oldest buildings date back to the 1800s, it’ll be nice to be able to travel somewhere within the island to just soak in a different atmosphere.
So all the more reason to travel more often isn’t it? 😛
Then again, travelling to another country purely for sightseeing is not really my thing, which is why I’m really looking forward to the trip to Hong Kong at the end of the month (OMG the shopping!) In all honesty though, I’m not that superficial. For real.
Because when in Bali, one of the main things to do is to go to the beaches. I mean, that’s what they’re famous for right? But in all honesty, they have the most beautiful beaches (and sunsets) I’ve ever seen (well since I’m comparing them with the ones in Singapore).
These were taken at two different beaches, which I can’t remember the names of. Speaking of which, the beach in the second picture is filled entirely with black volcanic sand that sparkles! My friend, being a geographer, tried to bring the sand home in a 75ml plastic water bottle but sadly it got confiscated at the airport. Lesson learnt? Buy check in luggage, pack them in smaller bottles (or bribe the officers there. Just kidding!)
I hope to be able to visit Bali again some day! But this time, I’ll definitely stay in one of the touristy areas instead of a villa that is a 3 hours drive away from the city -_- #greatdealsyoubuyoffgroupon Having been a city girl since birth, being that far from the town area, civilisation or just any shops (even provision shops) is really depressing, especially if you get crappy internet connection as well. No joking.