When I visited Singapore during my vacation last year, I was not very sure of how I would find my stay in the Asiatic island. This was my first time to travel into Asia. I am an avid traveler and I try to visit some new place every year. I have travelled to many places around the world including Africa, Australia, numerous countries in Europe, and some countries in South Africa; but I had never been to Asia.
I always wanted to visit Asia but I did not know the place that would give me the best experience. I was able to finally make the decision to visit Singapore after a lot of research and after I got vital help from a friend who had visited the place before. He told me that Singapore was a place where I could get the best wholesome experience of the Asian world. This is because in Singapore I would find a little of everything that is in Asia.
Singapore is a multi-cultural city-state. The island has inhabitants from all over the world. Many races in the world have some representation in the small island; there are Arabs, Russians, Africans, Jews and people from all around Europe and the America’s in Singapore. Although there are all kinds of people’s in Singapore, the Asian population is still the majority. The island has a high population of the Chinese, Malays, Indians and other Asiatic communities such as Vietnamese, Filipinos, and Indonesians.
All the different communities in Singapore interact freely together. However, most of the individual communities still uphold their native customs and traditions; especially the Asiatic communities. As such, due to a significant representation of each Asiatic community in Singapore, one can be able to enjoy experiencing a little of all the Asiatic communities by visiting this beautiful cultural melting pot.
In Singapore, I was able to enjoy many cultural and traditional Asiatic things. Most of all I was able to enjoy all kinds of Asian Cuisine. The streets in the towns in Singapore have many hawker shops that have delicious foods whose tasty aroma will attract any passerby. During my brief stint in Singapore I was able to gain some weight thanks to the tasty assortment of foods that are easily and cheaply available in the streets of Singapore.
Since Singapore is not a very big island, it is important to try to cover as much of it in one visit. To do this I moved from one part of the island to the other living in each part for a few days as I explored the attractions around the region. Many times I rented temporary accommodation in the HDB buildings occupied by the locals.
I would often rent a master room where I would spend a few days residing from. By having my lodging with the locals, I was able to learn much more about Singapore from the conversations I had with the home owners of the houses where I rented a room.