on my way to the gym last night, i walked past 313@Somerset to get to Orchard California Fitness Gym. it dawned upon me how different my walk to the gym, i've been going to for the last (whoa) 9 years of my life, has become. it has changed drastically. no more big carpark to pass, no more sleepy kinda entrance into orchard road.
instead, it's like BOOOM and POW, once you get out of the MRT station. and with the festivities, the pretty christmas lights and the huge crowds of people thronging 313@Somerset, it was just such a different vibe. as i walked on, i sensed the energy of the streets, the buzz was just so exciting.
walking down Orchard Road, i kinda felt the way i felt when i walk down the streets of Manhattan or even Sydney or Tokyo. just an exciting city vibe- that i'd never learnt to appreciate in Singapore. in New York, its electrifying. in Singapore, it's just -alah, Singapore jer per! (btw jer per is not french, its malay. *lol*)
i love Singapore. yeah, so 313@Somerset is just ANOTHER shopping mall. but hey, its a NEW shopping mall. it's something new, it has a squeaky clean new vibe, and the layout's cool, architecture is different and always more current. that's the thing this city girl just loves about Singapore, that there is always something new and eye-catching, that really shows off new ways of using spaces, architectural ideas, interior design ideas. it's not just about the shops, but the experience.
i wish we Singaporeans were more like New Yorkers who don't apologise for the fact that they love New York to the extent that some never want to leave it (ok, i do think that's a bite extreme, but you catch my drift). instead, we Singaporeans always say that anywhere is better than here.
i don't agree. we have fabulous, warm year long weather, albeit a bit humid and sticky some times, but ask any Northern Hemisphere person whether they'd complain if they could wear shorts and slippers everyday?
we're a great shopping destination, surrounded with great cheap weekend getaways. our public transport is reliable. our streets are safe and clean. and we're multicultural- you can get any cuisine in Singapore (except good Greek my friends complain, but i'm sure that'll change)!
i'm all about loving this city right now! you should come to appreciate it too!
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