As a student at Boston University, I am constantly getting to know people from all over the world everyday. Our student population is almost 30% international, and just walking down Commonwealth Avenue you'll probably overhear conversations in three or four different languages. My freshman year here, I met one of my best friends, Tim, who is from Singapore. Following my trip to Thailand in May, I luckily had the time to fly over to this unique city-state to hang with him.
One of the coolest places we visited was Gardens By the Bay, which is a gorgeous nature park created to raise the quality of life in the city by enhancing the greenery and flora. The gardens are incredibly sustainable, created with cutting-edge technology to support plants that wouldn't typically be found in the region. There is even an indoor waterfall!!!
We found the best view of the city from the rooftop bar at 1-Altitude, where I tried a Singapore Sling, a great cocktail for summer sippin! The sun set over the city, casting a warm glow over the buildings and the turquoise Indian Ocean.
A definite highlight of my trip was getting to connect with the absolutely stunning Cebi Baker. Cebi reached out to me when she noticed that I was headed to Singapore, and so we planned a shoot! We spent the day in the sand on Sentosa Island, taking advantage of the unusually empty Tanjong Beach Club. It was so cool getting to know Cebi because even though we come from such different backgrounds, we had so much to talk about. Crossing my fingers our paths cross again somewhere in this big world!
I also had the absolute pleasure of hangin' with Becca Beczten, one of the most talented content creators I've EVER met!! Seriously, go check out her latest video for a resort in Borneo. Becca and I had lunch, and then explored the Singapore Botanic Gardens - a magical place in the center of the city filled with beautiful wildlife. We even stumbled upon some wild monitor lizards! Definitely a shock for a New Yorker who's usual backyard pest is a tiny little squirrel! It was so fun learning about the culture of people my age in Singapore from Becca. In some ways, some things seemed so alike, but in others, so drastically different. I can't wait till we meet again one day! <3