I often get bored in Singapore, which can seem too small, sterile and orderly to me. I get weary, as my country often feels like it lacks a soul. I yearn for where the grass seems greener.
Starting a photo blog has made me look at this tiny island with new eyes. Blogging has made me a tourist in my own country. Honestly, it’s recharged my batteries. It’s makes me more aware and present. I start to appreciate little things that would have otherwise slipped my notice.
Mainly I focus on our food culture because it’s the saving grace of this place. In this high pressure environment, food takes the edge off. I can proudly declare that we have the best food in the world and I think Anthony Bourdain would not disagree. He has encountered our food crazy people and has said in an article on Singapore for the New York Times.
So it was another day in foodie paradise. And that is Singapore’s singular danger. It is easy to get sucked in, to get used to the little things on your daily table — the tiny dishes of sambal or chopped red chili peppers, the soy sauce, even the moist towelettes…..Western food becomes eerily bland and flat.
Before I travel I prefer to read blogs by ordinary people, rather than the usual commercially driven travel guides. I like to hear about a place, warts and all. I don’t take very good photos, but I try my darndest. I am akward and introverted, but blogging has this phenomenon of making me appear like an extrovert. This is my space to talk about what Singapore is really like.