There will be times that you want to get out from the four corners of your room to have an amazing adventurer yet you are broke. Last August, I was on a business trip in Singapore and my travel funds were not ready. I had few free times but I would not miss the opportunity to see the beauty of the country without spending a penny. Luckily, I am used to hiking in the sun hence it was not a problem.
It was a fiery Sunday and I had the morning to stroll around the vicinity. I stayed around Outram Road and I only used Google Maps as my guide and set the destination to Little India. Usually, I don’t do the research when I go to places so that I will have the element of surprise. This time, I still didn’t (haha) but I heard from my colleague that Little India is a good place to shop because of the lower price.
Amidst the busy and stressful schedule, I set forth into an unknown adventure to the concrete jungle of Singapore.
With the usual routine of adventures, I brought my smartphones to vlog and take some photos.
I went to different spots while following the direction to Little India and I saw this colorful bridge along the way. Hence, I went closer to take a picture. I saw a river and some shops that are still closed (since I am very early). The colorful structures around attracted me to take more photos and continue photo walk in’ Singapore.
Few days after my photo walk, I realized that the colorful place I went is CLARK QUAY. It is one of the tourist destinations in Singapore where it is alive on the night. I went there around 10 in the morning and obviously, CLARK QUAY was still sleeping.
I went back on track from Clark Quay and followed the direction Google Maps gave. While I’m in the middle of the towering structures of Singapore, I saw a vast green remark in the app and I thought that it would be a forest and I love that! Who would’ve thought that there will be this attraction in the middle of the buildings and high ways?
Fort Canning is a hill located in the southeast portion of Singapore. It is a historical place where old structures were preserved. Old huge stone gates and even tunnels are still there.
The place also has a museum in it but I was not able to get inside because it has a fee (and you know I’m broke).
LITERALLY, I’M LOST
Because I was eager to see green fields during my photo walk, I was already far from the way to Little India and the sun was getting hotter every hour and my stomach started to tremble. I continued walking in the direction (still) to Little India from Fort Canning until I reach into a market-ish place with Chinese temples. There are even a lot of fortune tellers around but my goal is to find my love, the FOOD. I saw a lot of local eateries around but did not choose to eat there because I am already attentive to what I eat and where it came from to prevent my recently-healed colon to hurt again.
With perseverance and a shirt soaked with sweat, I continued hiking along busy streets of Singapore in the search for food. I found a familiar food chain and did not hesitate to get inside and ordered. I had a burger, a fries and a LARGE soda that satisfied my trembling tummy.
It was a hell of a photo walk! I had so much fun while getting lost and seeing the beauty of Singapore without spending a penny. Time went fast and I had to ride a cab going to the office to work.
*Photos, except Fort Canning’s old gate, are taken from ASUS Zenfone 4 Max and are post-processed with Lightroom Mobile App