TravelPod’s newest Local Expert is a travel enthusiast living in Singapore. She’s very proud of her hometown, and she’s quite knowledgeable about all kinds of things happening in the area. I asked her a few questions about living and traveling in Asia.
Why did you become a Local Expert?
To get to know more people and do some networking. I’d like to learn about their life and culture and tells travelers what they want to know about Singapore. I’m also looking for opportunity to start my own business.
What are the best and worst things about living in Singapore?
Everything you need, you can find in Singapore. It is a shopping haven and a food paradise. If you have no budget; you can eat and shop all you want. As Singapore is a cosmopolitan country we have different types of cuisine from different countries. We even have fusion food!
Sometimes it gets very hot and humid. The MRT is so crowded during peak hours, you get to smell everybody’s body odours. Especially those workers who sweat. There is not much natural resources in Singapore. We have to depend on importing most things from other countries.
What are the top things for travelers to do in Singapore?
1. Go shopping wherever you want. Many places to choose from.
2. Try as many famous Singapore food as possible.
3. Take the Flyer.
4. Go to the tree top walk at MacRitchie Reservoir
5. Visit the Night Safari and the Zoo
6. Visit the Jurong Bird Park.
7. Go to the Botanical garden for a picnic.
8. Take the Duck tour and take a stroll at Boat Quay and Clark Quay
9. Go to Sentosa and visit the pink dolphins and underwater world.
10. Take a city tour, see all the new buildings old buildings , etc.
What are some of your best and worst travel experiences?
Visiting Taiwan and seeing the most beautiful scenery there like mountains, Taroko Gorge and Kenting Seaside. I also liked skiing and tobogganing in Korea. I have eaten and slept at some wonderful hotels when traveling.
I dropped my camera in Korea and spoiled all my pictures! When I am urgent and have to wait for toilet stop.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Giving birth to two beautiful children and bringing them up on my own with little support from my ex-husband.
Where are you planning on traveling in the future?
China, Hong kong, Europe and the USA if possible
What do you do with most of your time?
Presently trying to find something to sell in the internet which will generate good income to support me and my family until somebody can support me. Haha. Trying to start and make a blog shop.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Wake up, check email, cooks or lunch out, see what is happening in the internet and the world. Watching TV at the same time. Checking out my fav websites which depends on what I wanted to do at the period.