Revisiting Singapore 2012
A silver lining from the horrible Digital Crash of 2015 allows me to more thoroughly sift through (and appreciate) some forgotten memory-gems that were not completely lost. Pulling a George Lucas, I’ve digitally remastered* photos from years past. Today, I resurrect photos from the Far East.
Volunteering to develop some business in Singapore, Christine spent a month in the super-clean city-state in the summer of 2012. By the end of her trip, we were skipping the globe together, solidifying our compatibility as travel-mates.
In Indonesia, we jet-skied across Bintan's waters, received couples massages and posed for photos on the beach (because we're Millennials). While we did not get a proper "feel" for the often politically-tumultuous Indonesia, the weekend getaway is still a proud pin on our map.
In Singapore, we got lost in underground super-malls, walked through the almost Dr. Seussian Gardens by the Bay park and hiked up the Marina Sands Bay hotel for a stunning view (of a city that inspired Guardians of the Galaxy’s Xandar, FYI). During Christine's day job, I also explored the ArtScience museum's dual exhibits on Andy Warhol and Harry Potter, as well as sailed away from the city-island to the wilderness of Pulau Ubin.
And in Thailand, we played pretend honeymoon at a beautiful resort, elephant-ed through Phuket's jungles and haggled with sea gypsies near James Bond island. We also tripped balls at a theme park called Phuket Fantasea.
You may have seen the flip-book travel video, but now you can scroll through individual moments for more than a split-second. While some of my favorite snaps from the trip were lost, this time-travel exercise allowed me to pick new best-of memories.
Way more photos on SmugMug.
*And by digitally "remastered," I mean way fewer dirt spots and way more saturation.