Category: Singapore

(Beg)gar’s B(i)rthday

For better or for worse, I spent my 19thbirthday on the second week of my arrival in Singapore.  The day started off with a huge headache from the night before, and only went downhill from there. Despite not feeling too well, I was excited to celebrate the day with my friends after all our planning. ...

A (Begi)jeweled City

Singapore is an incredible city-state-island-pretty much whatever other adjective that exists for land. It’s like a super green Tomorrowland (cue childhood memories), with abundant vegetation surrounding modern skyscrapers and futuristic technology. No wonder they call it part of a new breed of “Smart Cities”. From the ultra-sleek metro system (the MRT) to the multitude of ...

The (Begi)est Singaporean Welcome

Changi welcomes you to Singapore with the opulence of a Las Vegas casino and the warm hospitality of the SEAs. This airport is regarded as one of the best in the world, containing multiple gardens, a movie theatre, pool, and even a kinetic rain instalment. I highly encourage you to spend some time to look ...

Getting Sick on the Flight Around the World & Other (Begi)nning News

After so much preparation and hard work to get to the point where you’re finally on the airplane that will take you to a land of adventure, the last thing you would expect to do is throw-up. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what I did. Let me clear this up by stating that this wasn’t my first ...

“Happy Deepavali”, says Little India!

Deepavali or Diwali is a Hindu festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It’s probably the most enthusiastically celebrated festival in my home country, India; however, I had no idea that it is a popular one even in Singapore. I couldn’t be home this Diwali but I did have ...

Have you ever felt this way?

I love travelling alone. It gives me a soft adrenaline rush. You know, when you have to just take care of your own self? When there’s nobody complaining about the long walk? When you can sit somewhere and refuse to get up till you want? That! It was getting too much of academics with the ...

“Dude, How Did You Get in Google’s Office?”

In my last post, I described how my sense of humor led me on to get an opportunity to visit the prestigious office of Google APac Headquarters. What? I didn’t mention my sense of humor anywhere? Well, a healthy sense of humor can help one form quick friendships. Tonny and I got along well because ...