Singapore Diary: Christmas 2016 & New Year 2017

Hello 2017! Somehow it is already the middle of January, but I still wanted to wish you a happy new year anyway! :) Here’s to 2017, let’s see what it brings us! I came back from my holiday in my other sunny city, Singapore, and as is typical of the fast paced Hong Kong life, I landed on Hong Kong soil and had to hit the ground running.

Speaking of that, my final semester of postgrad life just started and I am this much closer to graduation! I. Can’t. Wait! For now though, I wanted to share some moments from my trip in this Singapore diary. I spent Christmas and welcomed the new year there and to sum it all up: the theme of this trip was friends and family, museums and food. So much good food! (I actually ate so much and took so many snapshots of food that I’m going to be sharing them all in a Singapore food diary coming soon!)

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

Let’s start with the cutest Christmas decorations I spotted in Orchard Road. Have I been away too long or did Singapore look really pretty for Christmas 2016? You tell me. But I was just endlessly amazed by the variety of Christmas decor!

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
Pretty decor in a restaurant
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
Modern and beautiful city – even during the rainy season

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
One giant tree and and a Ladurée macaron tree! :)

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
Bamboo steamers hanging off the ceiling at a Chinese restaurant, how unique!

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

One of the cool places I checked out, which my mom introduced me to, was this floating restaurant called Stewords Riverboat. The restaurant is inside this replica of a steamboat and it’s non-motorized, so it doesn’t actually run, which I was actually hoping it would haha! Still a fun experience though!

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
One of my favourites, outside Paragon shopping mall.

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

Spontaneous visit to the National Museum of Singapore (it’s a history museum) with an old friend. I haven’t been to this museum in years! There were some very interesting exhibits and it’s definitely worth a visit!

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
Visited the S.E.A Aquarium during this trip! A very cool experience.

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
The incredibly beautiful Marina Bay Sands… but I was just passing through
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
… because I was on my way to the ArtScience Museum!

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

I was at the ArtScience Museum to check out the M.C. Escher exhibition, Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder, which I enjoyed so much! It’s ongoing till late February, if you’re interested.

City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017
City Girl City Stories: Singapore Diary Christmas 2016 New Year 2017

I will wrap up here for now, but I still have stuff to share from Singapore. :) Coming up next is Chinese New Year snapshots from Hong Kong! Woohoo for the upcoming CNY holidays!

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