One of the things I love about Singapore is just going out and taking a walk. The gardens, the shopping, the architecture. This is really a city that is made for walking. You just have to make sure that you have a couple of things. Plenty of water, good sunglasses, and it never hurts to have a great pack so you can carry snacks, bring along your laptop for doing a little web-surfing or work in the park or at Starbucks (Yup! Wifi is free in any Starbucks branch in Singapore… unlike in the Philippines where you need to buy an expensive card… Greedy!!!), and maybe even put the things you buy along the way.
Outdoor Products Backpack
Personally, I always like to start at Orchard Road. There’s plenty to see, lots of great public art, and it’s easy to get lost as you wander in and out of the high end retailers. I admit it, part of the reason I want to start at Orchard Road is because at the beginning of the day, my resistance to buying anything but coffee is pretty high. I can browse to my heart’s content without pulling out my wallet.
Inside my room at Hotel Fort Canning
Before I left for Singapore last week, One good thing I recently received from one of my travel gear sponsor and that is going to be going on all my walks with me from now on is a new pack. I got an Outdoor Product Navigator Deluxe Laptop Day Pack 300 – whew…that’s a mouthfull, but I wanted to give you the name because truly, I love this thing.
Internet Check-In at Changi Airport
Mine is blue and the dimensions are 12.25 inches by 19 in. by 7.5 in. It’s spacious without making me look like some hippy backpacker. The laptop compartment is both padded and shockproof and it has cool pads for ventilation in addtion to a big main compartment and the fantastic double yoked shoulder straps and a sternum strap. Maybe you’ve never had an ergonomic pack, but my suggestion is that you get one!
This is a pack for technology and as such it has space for cords, adapters, and all the other digital gear I like to carry. With left, right and quick stash front pockets, I have the space for everything – including easy access to my camera.
From Orchard Road, I usually head down to Clarkes Quay and then catch the cable car out to Sentosa Island. Personally, I’m a big fan of tourism and despite what some self righteous ‘travelers’ might tell you, not all tourists are bad. In fact, I like to think that most of the tourists right now are responsible one. How about me? I’m pretty good:)