About This blog
I’ve lived in Singapore for most of my life. Working life however pretty much came to revolve around the usual activities and places, with after-hours leisure activities limited to any of Singapore’s numerous malls or restaurants, or else to places near to my home or office. I hardly ever ventured out to out-of-the-norm places in Singapore, except to occasionally check out the latest “tourist attractions” – places like the highly promoted and somewhat over-the-top Gardens by the Bay.
So while I was an avid traveller and explorer of other countries, why did I not get out much in Singapore? I suspected I wasn’t alone on this though.
When I finally got a long-awaited break from my work life a few years ago I seized the chance to start getting out and exploring more of what the our city-state offers, discovering and re-discovering some of Singapore’s lesser known places and attractions.
It’s not only been a really fun adventure to date, but an eye-opening and educational one as well. My list of places to visit and things to do remains long though.
I hope my blog helps to motivate other Singaporeans as well as the huge community of non-Singaporeans living here (1 in 3 persons is a non-local) to go and visit these off-the-beaten-track places. And to the many tourists and guests visiting Singapore (almost 15 million each year), I say be an “UnTourist” – veer off the tourist track and discover some of these places for yourself too.
Singapore is tiny, just over a mere 700 sq km in size (even smaller than New York City), however you will find the island holds many attractions and surprises tucked away in its nooks and crannies.
Ex-corporate marketer for multinational corporations turned real estate professional. Do what you enjoy, for life is short and you only live once!