So proud of Singapore

I thought I’ll have a change of pace today and do a post on life instead of my usual post on investing.


Come on guys, not everything is about money. And stocks. And work. Damn what am I doing with my life.

Host for a day

Anyway, a Spanish colleague from my department in the UK flew down to Singapore over the CNY weekend for a quick stopover in Singapore during her vacation. I played host to her and her 2 friends on Sunday and brought her for a mini-tour of Singapore.

We met in the afternoon and went down to visit Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay to take in the city skyline and bay view.

We then took the MRT to Chinatown to find out that most of the things are closed (CNY duh). We had lunch at People’s Park Hawker Centre before walking down to Clarke Quay Central for some coffee and tea at Ya Kun Family Cafe. We then wrapped up the day with a leisurely walk down the Singapore River to Merlion Park (with a stopover at a random bar for drinks along the way) to see Marina Bay by night.

My Thoughts

It is rare that I take the time to walk around Singapore and take in the beauty of the place particularly at night. The colourful shophouses along Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, the gentle breeze in your hair and beautifully lit city skyline, I am reminded how blessed we are to be born on this island away from some of the world’s worst struggles. The fact this was achieved in 1 generation makes it all the more remarkable.

Hearing my guests profess their love for Singapore (even if it was only after a superficial tour) fills me with pride at being Singaporean, even if it isn’t National Day.

Singaporean and proud,


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