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Exploring Singapore’s hidden pearl 

If you are the type of person who longs for serenity and solitude (like me), then a trip to the Southern Islands can satisfy that piece of heaven you are seeking.

Beyond what most people already know, Singapore has few undiscovered islands that offer a lighter part of life aside from its famous tourist destinations, high rise buildings and massive shopping malls.

Collectively known as Singapore’s Southern Islands, the 50-year old country has eight islets namely Sentosa, St. John’s Island, Lazarus Island, Kusu Island, Pulau Seringat, Pulau Tekukor and the two Sisters’ Islands.

I took the MRT to Marina South Pier and had a ferry ride thru Singapore Island Cruise and Services to visit three of the Fine City’s virgin islands, St. John’s Island, Lazarus Island and Kusu Island.

I and my friend, who is a tech geek (you know, the one who always think about new technology advancement, nas server test, product reviews of newly released gadgets and all) joined me in my trip to the Southern Islands. We boarded the Singapore Island Cruise for only 18 SGD.

There is no need to bring any VISA or enter an immigration when visiting the Southern Islands. Just your packed lunch and swimming attire.

Refreshing breeze, translucent turquoise water and awesome city view as the ferry departed from the pier made the 20-minute ride to St. John’s Island very unwinding and worthwhile.

Upon arriving St. John’s Island, we were welcomed by a long line of tourists waiting for their time to board and visit their next destination – the Kusu Island.

Despite overwhelmed by excitement to experience the sun and seawater, I was first waylaid by the interesting history of St. John’s Island.

Before the country opened the island for nature lovers, beach-goers and day-trippers, St. John’s Island was first known as the world’s largest quarantine center for cholera-stricken immigrants traveling from Mecca to Singapore in the late 19th century. It even became a penal settlement for political detainees and ringleaders of secret societies, then a rehabilitation of opium addicts.

Now, tourists get to enjoy the tranquil landscapes fit for picnics and photo shoots as well as frolicked along the powdery sands and saltwater in this lost paradise.

Enjoy St. John’s Island beach while having a pleasant view of the Merlion city.

Picnic tables, barbecue grills and cottages were everywhere for a place to stay and relax.

Anglers hooking up for a fresh catch as well as private cruise ships, yachts and speed boats were some of the sight to see along the causeway that linked St. John’s Island to Lazarus Island. Filled by the lush greenery, a short walk from Lazarus beach towards north led me to Pulau Seringat.

Causeway towards Lazarus Island

Currently, the islands are being developed to become an irresistible tourist spot by enhancing natural foliage and promote a resort-like experience. Due to its still and unspoiled seawater, travelers visit the place for a quick escape from the city life.

I had to return to the main jetty before four in the afternoon to catch my next ride to Kusu Island which is famous for its Chinese Temple and Malay Shrine.

I was glad to bring with me some mandarin orange and a bottled water as there were no food stalls or even souvenir shops available in the area. The cute tortoises, still waters and soft fine sands greatly killed my lazy afternoon.

Kusu Island means Tortoise Island in Mandarin. Tortoises are known to live long age, so there is a belief that touching them would bring longevity.

There is an old legend that a tortoise long before turned itself into an island to save two shipwrecked sailors.

The appeal of the islands may look undeveloped compared to the popular Sentosa Island but it was a pleasant experience to have that peaceful moment along the coastline and get lost on the few deserted spots left in Singapore.

Travelers enjoy the Merlion City for the variety of entertainment and world-class service it offers. But other than the usual, the Southern Islands breathed space on my clouded head and granted me that much wanted solitude while people-watching and embracing that sun-kissed skin.

 

Date ideas for loved ones

One thing I am passionate about it thinking of gift ideas for your loved ones. One thing Is to Give each other massages. With all the stress from work you and your partner deal with, getting a massage every once in a while sounds pleasing. So, on such a cold night, why don’t you give each other a break and help release all of the tension the both of you hold?

Aside from this, why not Karaoke night! Do you want to sing your heart out but your voice doesn’t sound so charming? Why don’t you do it at home with your partner and sing a duet?

They may laugh at you, but trust me, they will never judge. There is actually an app you can install. But before anything else, check on access point test first on your internet so you will not be interrupted while you sing!

Open to New Gigs

Hi there! I am Nimfa. I am a freelance photographer based in Vancouver. I specialize on travel and fashion photography and I have worked with a number of talented models and brands around the world. I made projects regarding travel since 2015 together with my assistant. The most memorable one was in India where we documented the street scene. I would like to announce that starting next week, I am able to accept new gigs for travel and fashion photography. I am currently using wide array of cameras to help you get the most beautiful shots you want. I also currently work in a project regarding tourism promotiosn. Right now, I am using a 360 kamera for added value.  360 camera are the in thing nowadays and you should get one. Let me know if you have upcoming projects I can work on.

Storing big things

I never knew self storage spaces can also accommodate big things like boats, electronic appliances, and even cars! My friend stored his car because he will be away for two weeks and he needs to keep it in good condition. His parkway is not enough. I mean he do not trust that it will be safe and that he can still see his car. Our lawyer friend, who is a happy client of this cheap self storage company, recommended it. I also love how the self storage costs is not that heavy on the pocket just like other services. I am now planning to avail of my own booking for the storage when me and my family will go out of the country in the next months.

A Weekend With Winona

Hi love! It has been a while since I posted a review in this blog. You see, I have been away from a couple of months and I was traveling and having client meetings in between that is why I had a hard time in focusing on writing content on my blog. But now that I am back in town for a year, yes, I will stay here for that long, I know I now have an ample time to write something. While I was traveling, I find out about this best wood watch I bought online. And yes, I know that I was skeptical before of buying things online but since I am literally a digital nomad, I need to make use of this innovation. And so I bought this wood watch and I know this is worth the penny. I love how it goes well with almost all of my outfits—whether its for a corporate event, going to the movies for a date night, having coffee with friends, or having client meetings. I love how it looks very versatile and does not worn off easily, unlike my other watches. It is also rare to find that is why I love having it on my dailu wardrobe. My friends even asked me where did I bought this and of course, I am no selfish in this kind of discovery. I found the best wooden watches  in a very trusted website and I am sure this will not let me down. I actually referred a few friens to buy watch from this site and I know they will not regret it.

A cosmetic industry revolution

You can offer the best Vitamin c serum for face in the world for about $20. Which is a very affordable option. Which is so incredible, can you believe that, $20 rather than that it’s pretty amazing and I just think that the fact that they will give that 90-day guarantee shows you that they are very pleased, and again the fact that I’m writing about this vitamin C serum shows that are probably works, and the fact that everyone else I’ve recommended it to has been just as excited about it as me if not more. I’m also very ethical person. I have high morals and I’m very selective about what products I choose to support by giving my money to, and I can honestly say that this is a cruelty-free product. I did the research, there’s no animal testing whatsoever, and that is something that is very common when it comes to anything in the Cosmetic industry. Any type of makeup or ointment for the face, moisturizers and things like that, are often tested on animals and I just can’t abide that, and I never buy a product if it supports that type of practice, and this one I can happily report absolutely does not, there’s literally no animal testing whatsoever, and every ingredient is completely organic and natural and it has been FDA-approved. I would not at all. I would not feel confident, I wouldn’t feel good when I went outside and went to the mall or to a fancy restaurant, or anything like that. I feel less confident in the workplace, and even on my Transit on the way to work. I would not have this youthful exuberance that has been reignited in me since I began to look a way that makes me feel great and proud of myself again. No. There is not necessarily a way to actually reverse the symptoms of Aging, it doesn’t seem like a very attainable goal. However, it does seem like a smart thing to want to want to feel young and feel good about yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Things

 

What are your favorite things? What makes them your favorite? Do they have sentimental values? Did your loved ones gave them? If you ask me, I have about five favorite things that I always brings whenever and wherever. These were given to by my loved ones, my friends,family significant others, and some arw tokens and memorabilia to some of the highlights of my life. I woild like to share with ypu the top ten things that are my favorite and why I love them so much.

 

  1. Necklace– my mother gave me this when I geaduated from college.
  2. A  Zegarki wood watch–my best friend, who is now based in Singapore, gave me when she had her despedida
  3. A ring–ny boyfriend gave me this during our first anniversary
  4. The Notebook–the novel I first purchased when I had my salary
  5. Ticket from a Lady Gaga concert–I love Lady Gaga
  6. My laptop–well, this is where I do work
  7. My camera–I love taking pictures of many things, especially during my travels.
  8. My planner–this is my diary where I put my schedule and everything I need to do and remember
  9. My puppy called Leo
  10. My parker pen

 

Best online services

Yes, so in my Amazon Prime Canada review, I can’t help but say that this is one of the best things that I’ve ever encountered. It makes my life so much easier. My life has become way more convenient and so many different services are now offered in a very instant and easy way, things that used to take a long time, things that used to be a lot harder to accomplish, are now easier to accomplish. It’s just that easy. I can’t imagine very many other services coming along they can actually talk this one in a lot of ways. It’s so fantastic, so easy, so interesting, and it seems like it’s going to be growing and growing. That’s the thing with Amazon Prime, is that it seems to always be adding more tools, and more Effectiveness, and it doesn’t seem to have any sign of plateauing or stopping anytime soon. I’m already Amazed by the service. I already think that it’s one of the best tools that I’ve encountered in any sense the, and one of the best services that I’ve ever reviewed, and I’ve reviewed a lot of services in my time, from technology to other types of customer service and things like that. No, it is pretty rare for me to be taken aback by something these days, and I do think that this is the first time that I have been totally amazed by something that I already had high expectations for. Now, I will preface that by saying that I did not expect this to be an extremely positive review. I mean, I knew that it would be very good, but did I know that it would be this good? Absolutely not period I had no idea that it was going to be this good.

A better and more beautiful world with camera filters

I don’t understand the angst that many photographers direct toward the smartphone, photo filter users. I don’t have any clue– I would much rather live in a world with self search of inspiring photography coming from every direction, including under me, raising the bar so that I can continue to succeed at a high level with my photography rather than Coast. That’s what I think when I see great amateur photography. But, I realize that I’m probably in the middle road in that sense, As in that there is more people on the extreme side of every single one of me, and I’m kind of right in the center of the argument. Anyway, I’ve even started using some of these photo filter apps and I have to say that there are some really incredible ones. I am a bit of a purist, and I love using my DSLR, and stuff like that. None-the-less, I love using new technology and these apps all the time also. I love that I don’t have to Lug my big camera and all of my gear around with me everywhere that I go, and that I can just pull out my smartphone, or mobile device, snap a photo, take it into a photo filter app, manage all of the different properties of the image, and totally customize it in just a couple minutes. These apps also give you extra incentive, because, if they like your photos, they’ll put you into a stream in which people who are looking for stock photography may even purchase your photo. Sure, the app takes half of the profits, but usually, we don’t even make anything for our attempt, so this is really cool. It’s like Instagram with a possibility of making money. That seems pretty intense, doesn’t it? Makes you wonder how Instagram survives, when its competitors are offering to help you sell your photographs for money.

Lending tranquility

Gifts for Cancer Patients are hard… Unfortunately, these things seem impossible to give. And, in my experience, this creates a lot of awkwardness. Because you end up buying something for someone. When you want to give someone something valuable. You could spend a million dollars on a gift, but if it didn’t have a huge amount of feeling, of generosity to it, other than monetary value, it would be emptier than some purchases you can make for under $50. For example, and JuJu’s store, you can purchase all sorts of amazing gifts for people, gifts that embody values that can help people in the toughest moments of their lives. When I found you you I was a because for the very first time I am able to give people the things I want to give them. I can give people Tranquility, for example. When I know somebody who is suffering greatly, somebody who’s having a very hard time, and somebody who is in a state of turmoil far too often for their own good. My instinct is always to give them the gift of Tranquility. I mean, it seems like such a common Instinct, but not one that we know how to fully move forward with. I mean, why would we know how to move forward with it? It’s an immaterial concept. However, when I found the juju shop online, I realized that I could provide Tranquility to People by giving them a Tranquility bracelet or necklace.