One of my dreams is to see the big beautiful world that God created. I am so thankful that I make a living and I can plan to save and see the world even if it’s on a budget. In fact, I might do another article on how to see the world on a budget 🙂 from Africa 🙂 with love. So where did I go, you might be wondering…
I went to beautiful Singapore and then Malaysia which are approximately 4555 Miles and 4447 Miles respectively from Kenya. It was an amazing roller coaster ride of breathtaking beauty and a wonderland of different foods. I went with my partner in crime, aka, the boyfriend 🙂 . It’s something we had talked about over a year ago and we finally got to go and see the 2 countries.
Singapore was truly a remarkable place to see and I was more than impressed with the level of development in the country. It’s a very small country and the city itself is not big but the architecture and design of the capital is modern and in fact, futuristic. Singapore was extremely clean and I saw first-hand, the benefits of the “No Chewing Gum” legislation. I am a gum-chewing fool and sometimes forgot that I could face criminal charges for my love of flavoured gooey happiness.
Even with modern outlook though, there were pockets of culture in areas such as Little India, China Town and Arab street. We really chose a good time to go to Asia because it was Deepavali season (or Diwali as it is called in Kenya.) We stayed in Little India in Singapore and the streets were beautifully decorated with colourful lights. The malls in both Singapore and Malaysia were all decorated with the Deepavali theme, reminiscent of the Christmas spirit in other parts of the world. The only problem is that we missed the actual Deepavali day 😦 it was the day we were flying back to Kenya.
From Singapore, we took a bus to Melaka town in Malaysia. Melaka is a beautiful quaint town that is ricj with the history and culture of Malaysia. Malaysia is truly a melting pot of cultures with the Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures being dominant. I would say there are issues in terms of cultural equality but other than that, it is truly amazing to see so many people come together. Despite the socio-economic issues, a friend said to me food is what brings the Malaysian people together. I completely understood this after trying most of the cuisine in Malaysia including, Nyonya, Portuguese, Indian and Chinese cuisine. All the food was delicious and full of flavor and spices. If it wasn’t for all the walking I did, I would have gained like 10kgs.
From Melaka, we travelled to Kuala Lumpur which is really developed and of course, the Petronas Towers and KL towers are unique to the skyline. I also really enjoyed the shopping in KL. The city has huge malls and some of the stores are really not that expensive. I think it’s because of the proximity to the countries that manufacture the clothes such as China and Vietnam. We also did enjoy a night out in town and I have to add that I saw some lady boyzzz!! I kid you not! Their bodies are banging looking perfect and curvy but sometimes their faces and voices told a whole other story!!!!!
My trip to Asia was amazing and I appreciated the friends we met who took us around. I was overwhelmed with sights, sounds and tastes. I feel like I didn’t have enough time to see everything and I hope to go back there for longer and see a lot more!! Anyway if you’ve been to Asia, where you would you recommend I go? Or if you haven’t been, where is your dream destination in Asia???