Having been here many times like twice :), the "surprise" factor is no longer there. There's the huge airport which looks way better over our malls, the very efficient train which looked familiar already. Plus the weather is just like Cebu, it seems I pretty know myself around here...
Until I ordered food from Anana's Cafe, which was like our go-to "fastood / carenderia" the first
Time I was here, the struggle to communicate with the food attendant tells me that i'm still not really familiar at all with SG.
So I picked Anana's for our first meal here because I felt like it's my way of "re-setting" my mind to being here in SG -- the affordable chicken rice with the kopi-c served by "strict" attendants called "uncle" or "auntie" by the locals, who are also serving the construction workers from different neighboring countries.
We ended up staying in some "suburb" kind of place with more trees than buildings. :)
We stayed across MacRitchie Trail and beside Bukit Brown Cemetery, which is one of the few remaining "forest" / trails in SG.