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Why live?

Why are we alive? What is the purpose of living in this world?

Where are we going and where the end of this life? There may be a proportion of people who opt to not think about such questions.

Life without purpose will make our lives feel empty. Without knowing the purpose of life, life becomes routine and boring.

Humans are generally scared by something he does not know or unsure e.g. when we are in the dark.

Why?

In the dark, we cannot control the situation. We do not know what is around us. We are not unsure if there is anything that might harm us or not.

So in the dark we are always overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, doubt and worry. That is why most people do not want to enter a dark room.

Likewise, people who do not know the purpose of their life are always filled with doubt because they do not know where the end of this life. They do not know what will happen after death. Though they knew that everyone would be dead, they just deliberately do not want to think about their ignorance.

Meanwhile, there are also people who feel they have a purpose in life but the chosen destination is wrong. The person who is wrong in determining the purpose of life will feel uneasy.

Why uneasy? Because most people who do not know the exact nature of the purpose of life. They tend to relate everything with the world.

Yet nothing is permanent in this world. When the time hits and the goal failed to be achieved or lost destroyed, then he will get stress and disappointment that ends with suicide.

“Aku tidak menjadikan Jin dan Manusia melainkan untuk beribadah kepadaKu” (Q.S. 51:56)

Allah says in the Qur’an that our purpose on this world is none other than to worship Him.

Apart from that, it is only right for a servant to obey all his master’s command. He is also required to honour and respect his master. This was what Allah commanded through our prayers.

Now, if you do not have a purpose in life, find it. If you need to know, we all share the same purpose. Remember, nothing is permanent in this world except Him.

Goals in life.

Sometimes we need reminders in life. We tend to forget our goal as we lead our daily life. When it hits you, think back why it happened. Then you will realise what you have been asking for.

Careful of what you wished for. You either continue to reach your goals without complaining or you change your goal.

Travelogue: Singapore – 8 Things to Do

Don’t be surprise with the things you can do in Singapore!

1. Food Searching – EAT!

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Singapore is known for the rich heritage of food dishes consisting of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian influences. You might want to view “Best Local Famous Food to Eat – Singapore” to have your check-list of authentic local cuisine in Singapore.

2. Cafe Hopping – Desserts!

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Not only known for rich heritage of food dishes, we also have a lot of cafes scattered around Singapore. Singaporeans love to “lepak” – chilling with friends at cafes. Visit “Cafes to Visit in Singapore” to see some of the top cafes!

3. Shopping!

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Besides food, Singaporeans love to shop too! That’s like the next thing to do after eating. Click on “Best Places for Budget Shopping in Singapore” to see the budget shopping places. If price is not your concern, then Orchard Road is your place. 😉

4. Club Hopping – PARTY!

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Now that you are satisfied with food and shopping, you should not spend your night sleeping in your room. Singapore is happening at night too! Most of the clubs open till 6am. Here’s a list of the best clubs in Singapore. Click on “Best Clubs in Singapore” to see. 😉

5. Park Hopping – EXERCISE!

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For those non-party animals, don’t worry! There are many other activities you can do in Singapore. Singapore is a city nestled amid lush greenery found along our roadside and parks. There are many parks, park connectors, nature reserves, heritage roads and heritage trees found across Singapore which provide for a unique experience of the island’s natural beauty.

The Park Connector Network is an island-wide network of linear open spaces around major residential areas, linking up parks and nature sites in Singapore, allowing everyone to enjoy the splendour of these green spaces.

Plan your hike, cycle or even picnic now! Here’s the list of “Top 10 Parks and Gardens”.

6. Art Galleries & Museums Hopping – HISTORY!

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For those who are more interested in history, you might want to go on our art galleries and museums hopping. There are many in Singapore. You may learn a lot on our cultures, race and many more.

Click on “Top 10 Art Galleries & Museums” to make your plans now!

7. Temple & Mosque Hopping – HISTORY!

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While you are on history discovery, do consider the different temples and mosque in Singapore. You will definitely learn a lot on the different religions and practices. Here’s a list of them!

1. Temples – Buddhist
2. Churches
3. Mosques
4. Temples – Hindu

7. Sentosa Resort

sentosaPhoto courtesy of http://www.sentosa.gov.sg

In Sentosa alone, there are many activities you can do. That includes the Beaches, Nature Walk and Attractions such as USS, SEA Aquarium and Dolphin Island.

8. Other attractions

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Of course, our all-time favourite attractions such as Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Night Safari.

Get your tickets now via Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Happy 50th National Day, Singapore! – SG50

I’ve always enjoyed writing about my travels. I love reminiscing those moments.
Then I realised I wrote nothing about my own country. The place I’ve been living in for the past 27 years.

I hope it’s not too late to wish Singapore a happy birthday.

Singapore used to be just an island. Now, it is a global financial centre with a tropical climate and multi-racial population.

I’m not going to write about the history because I hate it. But just a gist of it, Singapore or originally known as ‘Singapura’ comes from the malay words “Singa” for lion and “Pura” for city. It is said that Sumatran prince actually spotted a lion on the island. However recent studies have verified that lions have never lived in Singapore. It was probably a Malayan tiger.

I can’t imagine if he actually figured correctly that point of time. Singapore would have been Harimaupura today. “Harimau” for tiger and “Pura” for city.

Prior to European settlement, the island now known as Singapore was the site of a Malay fishing village. You’ll be surprise at how the island has changed in just 50 years.

Singapore used to be very simple village where people lead their life without stress. It is also a business hub back then. Many comes from Malaysia, Indonesia, China and also India. That explains the multi-racial population now.

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Today, a lot changed. It is the busiest island. Everyone competing to be the best. Not to mention the cost of living in Singapore.

2Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

I’m definitely proud to be part of you, Singapore. Happy birthday!
Please continue reading to know more about Singapore 😉

Travelogue: Melbourne – Victoria, Australia

Just looking at the photos below, I’m already missing Melbourne 😦
Melbourne was the furthest I’ve been to so far. Due to work, I had to travel on my own for the first time last year.

I didn’t really get to go around Melbourne due to work. Most of my time was spent in the office. When I’m off work, the shops are either closed or I’m too tired to walk around.

But I definitely managed to visit some places! I remember it was Winter when I first went to Melbourne. Pretty and cold.

Melbourne, a city in Victoria is known for its plazas, bars, restaurants and cultural events along the Yarra River. It is also known for Arts performance and music activities.

It is so convenient for one to walk around Melbourne city. I would suggest you to walk around Flinders St, Elizabeth St, Little Lonsdale St and also, Southbank.

They sure have good things to shop and good food to grab.

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Apart from the scenery, I always looked forward to the food there. Probably because I’m not a fan of rice. I enjoy wraps and sandwiches.

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One of the must-go place is Yarra Valley Wineries. There, you will be spoilt for choices. There are many winery areas. Chandon was one of the winery I visited.

Trust me, they serve delicious food! You should try all of them. You can also learn how wines are made. Knowing the process, I’m sure you will be able to appreciate wines more.

On the way back, do drop by the dairy shop! They sell different types of cheeses you might like!

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If you have the time, visit Queen Victoria Market. Go lane by lane not to miss any of the stuffs. I am always amazed at how organised they are. The vegetable section, the beef, pork and chicken etc.

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Before I left for Singapore, I managed to meet my BEST ex-GM, Glen!
It was Spring when I had to fly back for work. This time round, I was not alone with Ket.

Michael and Maman were there too! Apart from the wraps, seafood is must-eat in Melbourne. Freshness is beyond description.

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If you managed to fix your transportation, do visit Mornington. Wonderful sight I’ve ever seen before so far. If you are lucky, they might have events running during your trip. Don’t miss it!

Just a little tip, remember to wake up early when you are in Melbourne. All shops close early there 😦

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I’ll see you soon, Melbourne! ❤ 😀