We thought about going up to Malaysia for the day or to Universal because we had no plans. TW’s work bonus was oversold and under delivered so we ended up going with the budget-friendly option of exploring places we haven’t been to yet. What
I love buildings with details, an colours.
TW was saying he enjoyed how intricate and well taken care of some of the designs are.
The white features on most houses in this row really got him. All different but consistent across the houses.
He offered for us to move into one of these terrace houses and some were for lease. They are pretty but our area has these same colourful buildings and everything else you could possibly want as well.
We didn’t make a day of it, we didn’t eat in Joo Chiat, we had already had breakfast and it wasn’t yet time for lunch. What we did do was have a bit of a wander through the streets and randomly hit all the highlights without trying. Highlights as far as buildings go, I think Joo Chiat offers a lot as far as food and specialty items go as well.
Even though the pink house has blue details instead of white, it was my favourite. I thought have liked the white to be consistent. Happy for the windows to have blue around them but the facade details, I think, would have been better in white to match the rest of the row.
East Coast Park
This beachfront park area is massive. There are some jungle reserves, and we were told but I forget what they are for. BBQ pits are scattered about along with a myriad of chairs and shelters.
Shipping lane makes the view interesting. Not many people swim at this beach because there are so many vessels in the water waiting for their turn.
Singapore loves a good line though. If there isn’t a line it isn’t worth it so, the shipping line is fairly on trend with the culture here. It happens because Singapore has a hugely busy port. They do their best but the waiting ships fill the horizon and beyond.
We came across some food courts, McDonald’s, there is a Hawker Centre much further down the beach than we got to. Also, big adventure parks for kids. The slides in this one did not look too fun – big metal slides in the sun. If you have long pants on then maybe but TW and I just pictured it as a great way to burn off some skin and really scar yourself for life.
Having said that, I would slide down metal slides in the hot sun as a kid in Queensland. Sometimes they were a bit too hot to be fun but after a few trips down, you get used to it or you give up. I fell off that slide from a decent height, that hurt more than the hot metal ever did. Maybe these ones are ok. The roof might shelter the floor of it, you can’t fall off the slide. That is a plus.