Postcards from Singapore

Late December of last year, my parents took the whole family to a week-long holiday in Singapore. We’ve been once, many moons ago–I was still in high school, and I remember blushing at the sight of my very first pink dolphin. A lot has changed since. Now the glimmering Marina Bay Sands forefronts the city skyline and the Gardens by the Bay lends a futuristic and quirky touch to the Vista. Obligatory touristy activities ensued. We rated the best rides at Universal Studios, scaled the Cloud Forest Mountain and stood in awe of its majestic indoor waterfalls, scoured Chinatown for the best Hainanese Chicken, took selfies at the Merlion Park, among others. It was holiday season being December and Orchard Road was dotted with festive decorations all throughout–at least every block flaunted a Christmas Tree. At the Supertree Grove, humanmade snow fell on hundreds of gatherers in the one evening we visited. It was a long time coming, since my family and I live in different countries, but I had the best time and enjoyed every moment with them.

Jaya Gascon