An Indian Wedding – Part 1, Singapore

A few months ago I got a surprise invite that my friend Nabil was engaged and the wedding would be in India! This was definitely not an opportunity I was going to pass up. Everything I’ve heard about Indian weddings had my excited, days of eating and partying in a Bollywood style.

Turns out I was not to be disappointed.

Having never traveled north or west out of Australia, I decided to start the trip with a day in Singapore. I’d heard good and bad stories about Singapore tourism so I thought I’d spend a very long layover there checking it out. 5 am to 8pm. Singapore in a day.

Queue up the early morning tourist shots while I tried to track down a coffee fresh off the plane.

Despite the stifling humidity (like walking through pea soup) Singapore is a beautiful city. But, like the rest of my trip, rather late risers. So after what seemed like an eternity of walking around, drinking coffee and eating muffins, I finally got to my final destination: the MINT Museum of Toys.

Someone on my Instagram feed was in Singapore the week before and she posted a lot of images of her trip. The one that caught my imagination was this museum of toys! A WHOLE MUSEUM OF TOYS. I spent hours walking around the small but tall building looking at the collection from the last century or so, some pieces worth an absolute fortune.

I finished the day off with more touristy stuff, including the best ramen I’ve probably ever had. I even got to order it in Japanese. For a stop over I took purely to say “I’ve been there” I enjoyed it immensely and am already looking to plan a proper trip back. Maybe for the F1…?

As the sun set though, it was on to the ridiculously efficient train and back to the airport to meet up with the full traveling party. A day in Singapore gallery below. If anyone wants high-res pics for printing, contact me.


  1. Zehra shervani
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 8:24 am | #

    Well done chuck thanks for sharing…zehra shervani…nabeel fareeed aunt

  2. Zehra shervani
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 8:24 am | #

    Well done chuck…thanks for sharing….nabeel aunt

  3. Posted July 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm | #

    Thanks for sharing your journey to Singapore with us. Really an interesting one and clean & lucid writing.

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