Singapore, Singapore
Kenme, 18
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a full-time student by profession, if you could even call it that, but I love going on spontaneous adventures all over the city with my trusty DSLR in hand. There's so much life in this tiny city waiting to be explored, which I simply refuse to miss out on.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Suits and Orphan Black - there's absolutely no competition!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I tend to stay away from commercial retailers when I'm home, and most of my wardrobe is filled with items I've picked up from other countries I've been to! One of my favourites is the Chatuchak market in Bangkok, where I tend to go a little crazy.

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

I love going on picnics in the many parks all over the city, but it's always too hot and humid in Singapore to stay out in the sun for long.

What restaurant in Singapore looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Why visit a restaurant when the hawker centres in Singapore offer basically every cuisine you could ever want? It's not air-conditioned and may not always be the classiest or the cleanest, but the food will never disappoint.

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

Spin crackers! They're deep-fried starch crackers, also known as keropok to locals, in the shape of little pinwheels! They're light and almost melt in your mouth, making them insanely addictive.

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

Orchard Road, without a doubt! Nonetheless, it's bustling with locals and tourists alike and reminds me of a less hectic Shibuya crossing at times!

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

The Tanjong Pagar district. It's a treasure trove of old shophouses fitted with hidden cafés in the midst of the many skyscrapers and office buildings that form the iconic Singapore skyline, making it a hotspot for both rich heritage spots and admiring incredible architecture.

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

It's extremely touristy, but I'd say the Cloud Forest dome at the Gardens by The Bay. It's absolutely stunning and offers views of Marina Bay alongside the thousands of plant species they have on display in the dome itself. The Botanic Gardens are definitely a must-visit too if you're lucky to be there on a breezy day, it's been made a UNESCO heritage site for a reason!

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

Flying kites on top of the Marina Barrage followed by a picnic whilst watching the sun go down with a couple of friends. It's fun yet slow-paced and relaxed, perfect to end your (most-likely) hectic few days in town.

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

Everyone who knows me knows that I'm head-over-heels for London. The rich diversity of the city is simply unparalleled in my opinion, and you can never run out of things to do.

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