Singapore, Singapore
Jaeeun, 31
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I spend 8 hrs / day in the DNA world, Biotech company. I also do yoga. I cannot live without yoga. Yoga strengthens and increases flexibility of my mind and body.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I usually don't like to listen to sad songs. So I will probably listen to happy happy songs.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

There have been many good ones. Currently my favorite one is 'HYORI MINBAK' which is about famous musician couple in Korea running their beautiful house as a guest house on Jeju island. They meet a lot of different travelers, each with their unique stories to share.

Name some spots in Singapore that are good for a Tinder date.

Go to Boat Quay along the river at night. It's not crowded like Clarke Quay and night view and river breeze will make your date more memorable.

Who’s your hero and where in Singapore would you take them out for a serious hang?

One of my heroes is Murakami Haruki. He is a weirdo and a inspiring adventurer. I will invite him to the traditional yoga session! It will be so much fun!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Korea! yes, South Korea

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Bike around the city or a trail. I LOVE riding a bike to explore a city and haven't had a chance to ride it around Singapore yet. It's been just too hot every day.

Where would you take your partner in Singapore if you wanted to really pamper them?

Esplanade Theater at night. It a place where you don't want to leave once you get there at night. So romantic and beautiful overlooking the river.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

You might be able to get in China as well but one very popular snack here is deep fried salty fish skin.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Singapore?

Franchise chili crab place mentioned on every guidebook. Chili crab, one time is enough.

What are the Singapore spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Botanic Garden! Such a beautiful place in the center of the city. Whether it rains or is sunny, you will love every corner of this garden. No wonder it is the UNESCO World heritage site.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Singapore. How do you spend it?

I will go to the Botanic Garden for morning yoga and then enjoy the Sun having brunch nearby the garden. I will spend the night at one of the jazz bars where live jazz is played!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Jeju Island. It's got the freshest seafood ever! Scooter along the sea then you will find 'HaeNyeo'(female divers) selling fresh seafood they catch! And the best part is that after buying the seafood from 'HaeNyeos', you can enjoy fresh 'hwe'(raw fish) that they prepare for you on site. The freshest seafood I've ever had in my life. Whole ocean in your mouth! As a seafood lover, what else could I ask for more for vacation ? ;)

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