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Response to the Word Prompt 'Happy' : My Journey to The Lion City Called Singapura.

Now I'm 22, thankful for all the memories and blessings. Loved by many including you. Hoping for more fruitful years to come.

The bus station close to our hotel during our stay in Singapore. My birthday look.

The bus station close to our hotel during our stay in Singapore. My birthday look.

Singapura, a lovely place.

Locals are diversed.

But they all seem like my family.

It's like home away from home.


Things may have gone a little out of control,

From plannings, itinerary, not so good days,

But hey, there's no time for frowning.

This trip must be exciting and fun.


Though, we had a couple of downside

and misunderstandings,

We have found tons of reasons to laugh

and enjoy.


Singapore, a town known for Merlions.

Wonderful attractions and destinations.

We've found hidden gems,

not just the big names the country is known for.


Strolling around, though it hurts to walk.

It's a breathe of fresh air and relaxing views.

We've crossed a couple of known bridges.

Some historical and some tourist recommend.


Buses were pretty much accessible and convenient.

Just always have maps ready.

Pray you don't get brain fogs cause it'll be critical.

Though waking up is always the hardest,

Get up and freshen up,

there's so much to explore in the City of Lions.

First Stop: Paying a Visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in ChinaTown Singapore for my Birthday.

First Stop: Paying a Visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in ChinaTown Singapore for my Birthday.

Starting My Birthday Late as Always.

Before heading to the temple,

I was given tarts and flowers.

Getting sweet, and taking pictures.

The tarts, slipped off my sleepy hands.

Poor tarts and Poor Dress too.

But thankfully hair dryer saves the day!

Clean as new!

Now that's a Life hack for you!


All dressed and glammed up,

thought one would take me to a little fancy

restaurant as my first birthday meal

of the day.

The meal was great, the environment...

Maybe I'm quite overdressed.

Just a trivial matter,

shouldn't stress over.


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Experience.

It's mesmerizing to see,

the brightness of red shining over the structure.

But a tip for you, maybe try it at night!

The lights might be a bit more a plus.


It's a museum and a temple inside.

You can pray and tour around with caution.

Not sure if taking photos inside is allowed.

Since it's a sacred place.

To be safe, stay quiet and respect all that needs

to be respected.


Though not a Buddhist,

didn't know how to pray their way,

I look around, and follow how they do it.

A prayer is still a prayer.

It will still reach heavens,

no matter what language, religion,

or practices you do.


It was my first time to see a monk.

Not just one but two.

Facing a huge buddha in front of them.

I just had a glimpse and head back.

It felt like a restricted area

I shouldn't be entering.


It's a blessing that I get to see

A buddha and A monk in my Life time.

With my own eyes, Live and how its done.

The mass like ceremony kind of I mean.








From Clarke Quay the long walk begins to reach Marina Bay Sands. It's a long walk but definitely worth it.

From Clarke Quay the long walk begins to reach Marina Bay Sands. It's a long walk but definitely worth it.

The Second Stop: Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and Singapore River Promenade.

After visiting the temple,

We rode the bus heading to Clarke Quay.

Since Donki or Don Quijote,

The Local Japanese Discount Store,

was right in front of us,

We decided to get a snack first and some souvenirs.

Luckily, my favourite Ice Cream in Japan was there!

It's called Coolish, packed in a small pouch.

It's refreshing and true to its name,

it gives you a cool feeling.

It was a hot day during my birthday so

it was a perfect delightful cold treat!


From Donki, you'll see a sign going to

'River Promenade'.

It will lead you to the picture I had above.

We've seen some fishes swimming around.

It's also a tourist spot, but might be better

If it wasn't too sunny. It's also a cool spot at night!

Though we weren't able to experience it,

You should!


You'll also get the view of the river in Boat Quay.

The Boat Quay have some tunnels that's

instagrammable when lit up at night.

Boat Quay is just minutes of walk from Clarke Quay.


From Boat Quay, you'll see tons of restaurants

along the way.

Variety of cultures and cuisines.

Walking around some more,

you'll see from a far,

the Fulluerton Bay Hotel.


Though it was quite hot to take pictures,

and exhausting to walk to get there,

once you reach the Hotel,

It will get a bit cold and refreshing breeze of air.

There's a bridge close to the hotel,

that'll lead you to Jubilee Walk.


Bikers and People who Jogs can be seen,

When you reach the part where you see

Beautiful Trees cooling the streets.

When you reach the place that says,

'Jubilee Walk'.

You're a step closer to seeing Marina Bay Sands!

The Fulluerton Hotel seen across the starting point of Jubilee Walk ft. a sneakpeek of Marina Bay Sands.

The Fulluerton Hotel seen across the starting point of Jubilee Walk ft. a sneakpeek of Marina Bay Sands.

Third Stop: Jubilee Walk and The Queen Elizabeth Walk.

A Shocking Suprise at Jubilee Walk Area.

As we reached the starting point

of Jubilee Walk...

A shocking familiar face surprised us.

We saw an information about Jose Rizal.

It was an information that says,

Philippine Embassy was nearby.

Behind us where we stand as we take photos

of the Fulluerton Hotel is the

Asian Civilisations Museum.


The shade of the trees thankfully

helped us cool down a bit,

from the hot weather a few steps a far.


It kind of reminded me when I went to Manila Bay

by the Mall of Asia Seaside.

The view was refreshing and relaxing.

It was a place where writers can induce their

creative juices.

Wish I could stay for long but we still had more.


Still at Jubilee Walk,

We already had a view of the Singapore flyer

and Marina Bay Sands.

By just walking 3 minutes worth of steps.

Once the Hotel gets out of the view from walking,

You'll have a view of both.

It's mesmerizing, stunning, and

you just can't help but smile,

lock your eyes on the wonderful view.


Another three minutes worth of walk,

From Jubilee Walk, you'll reach the

Queen Elizabeth Walk with your view of

the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.


Note: to be continued on my next update. This article will focus only to the places we've been to on the day of my birthday which was last July 7. Hope you enjoy the first part.

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© 2022 Gianella Labrador

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