Teenager’s Life In Singapore
A Teenager’s viewpoint and advice by Julia, High School student at UWC
Hello to all you teens out there! I know exactly what you are thinking right now. What on earth am I going to do in this strange “fine city” ? How am I going to ever find my way around? How will I ever have fun and make new friends in a boring city such as Singapore? Well my dear lads and ladies, let me just give you a little tour of all the interesting and exciting things to do and the right places to go, where all of us expat teenagers spend our time and energy.
Due to the fact that Singapore is a 24 hour city, you will find it very easy to move around from place to place day and night through means of open transportation such as MRT, Bus and Taxi, all of which are cheap and very convenient…and no need to fear about getting lost, Singapore is such a small, well organized city that you will always find your way again.
The two most popular meeting places for young people such as you and I are Holland Village and Orchard Road, which both offer a great variety of different activates.
For those of you who love to waste their time, money and energy in endlessly cheap shopping malls and centers, Orchard Road is the perfect place to go to shop till you drop. You will find it difficult to decide where to start, because Singapore has simply everything, and when I say everything I really do mean EVERYTHING!
After having shopped all day long you may find yourself struck by sudden hunger and thirst. No worries, Singapore is filled with plenty of cheap cafes, restaurants and food courts which offer a great variety of different foods and beverages. You will be most surprised and delighted to find that all your home favorites can be easily found at almost every street corner.
For those of you who still find themselves restless and dissatisfied, Sentosa Island is the place to go for loads of wild rides and theme park action. If you are more of a calm and quiet person you might prefer the peaceful tranquility of the Botanical Gardens.
Then there are probably some of you who just want to chill out am I correct? One of the best places to do this is the cinema, and you will be happy to hear that Singapore is absolutely filled with these.
Still haven’t had enough?
For all you party animals who love to roam the city at night dancing and clubbing, the most popular nightclubs and pubs can be found at the riversides, Boat Quay and Clark Quay.