Well, it’s only taken me about two months to get organised enough to put together a post about my travels last November … to be honest I think I was just dreading having to sort through all my photos. As some of you already know, I spent a couple of weeks split between Singapore and Penang (but spent most of that time in Singapore). It was a bit of a whirlwind trip, but it was lots of fun.
The Mr and I fell more than a little in love with Singapore – it’s a beautiful place to travel to, and we very much look forward to travelling there again soon. Everything is so clean, safe and well organised, it’s super easy (and cheap) to get around on public transport, the people are lovely, and there’s lots to see and do. While we saw so much while we were there, it feels like there is still so much more for us to discover. Now that we have a better idea of what the different districts offer, we’ll be much better organised on our next excursion there.
Arriving in Penang from Singapore was quite a contrast – it looked and felt like a very different pace of life. I feel like perhaps we didn’t get off on the right foot in Malaysia, and so we never felt quite settled there. In saying that though, we did enjoy the experience of the night markets which were right on our hotel doorstep, we had no trouble finding vegetarian food for dinner at the Hawker food centre each evening (which was such a bargain), and we spent many a relaxing hour by the pool.
I won’t deny it though, we were happy to head back to Singapore for the rest of our holiday. Lots of lovely memories were made there – I celebrated my birthday, tried a Tom Collins cocktail for the first time (yum!), was sheltered from a sudden downpour under a stranger’s umbrella, and I got to see Mouse Deer for the first time! While I don’t always appreciate Brisbane as much as I should, I was grateful for being used to high temperatures and ridiculous humidity … such training proved to be very useful in Singapore and Malaysia.
So in reflecting on this past trip, I now find myself dreaming of a new adventure. I’m thinking maybe New York, London-Paris, or even Japan. Are there any special places that you’d suggest?
PS. I have one more post to come about a couple of favourite stores I found in Singapore. So I hope you’re not bored with travel stories just yet. Oh, and if you want to see more of my travel photos, you’ll find them here. xx