Travel is a gift that we are blessed with. 35,000 feet above the ground, our hearts would pound with excitement. From Bangkok to Los Angeles, we captured amazing sights, smiles and company we will never forget.
As young people, we yearn to see the world. In this spread, we share some of our fondest memories abroad.
MARIELLE DESCALSOTA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
I had the time of my life in California last year. It was my first time since 2007 that I had visited the States. Everything was new... it felt like a totally different place! My fondest memory was Christmas Eve at Universal City. It was something else, like out of a Hollywood film. Initially, with the 16 hour difference between Singapore and America, I had difficulties sleeping. But, my time in San Fernando made all of those troubles worth it. I’m glad I spent my first winter in the company of my family surrounded by vibrant lights and foreign smiles.
LIM YEN SHUEN, ONLINE EDITOR
Known as “The City of Angels”, Bangkok is a beautiful city populated with smiley locals and delicious food. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and go on an adventure to source out elusive cafes. The vibrant colours, endless rows of shops, skyscrapers and whiffs of street food will pull you in. With plenty of things to do, Bangkok is definitely one gem of a city.
ESTELLE QUECK, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Hong Kong to me is the place to be. It is all-in-one, packing an eclectic mix into one trip. A rustic city set in the 70s; neighbouring islands, waters and mountains surround rows of shophouses and metropolitan skyscrapers. Dawn sings of the enchanting summer whilst dusk brings forth the upbeat nightlife. Every moment signals a new beginning and you have to be there to believe it.
CHIA JIA LI , ONLINE ASSISTANT
I travel to Taiwan at least twice every year. Despite the many times I’ve been to the country, I still manage to fall deeper in love every single time. The people are warm and friendly, the prices are affordable and the street food is just phenomenal!
METYS NGO, CHIEF SUB-EDITOR
I think the best part of travelling is always the feeling that you’re living in a different realm entirely. Back in Secondary 3, I travelled to Bintan for a leadership camp, and over the three days it felt like we were living a different life completely, free from our daily, school-related obligations. I think the best part of the trip was the scenery and sense of calm I got from watching the clear night sky near the sea, and the camaraderie that followed my cohort as we huddled around campfires and across the island and its endless adventures.