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7 Reasons to Visit Singapore

7 Reasons to Visit Singapore

One town that deserves to be visited over and over again is definitely Singapore. The city is changing so fast that it looks totally like a different place every four years. In other words, even if you visited  Singapore four or five years ago, there is a good reason for you to come back, and experience it all over again.

Singapore is an amazing city, it has a great location, it has a lot to offer, and to top it all, it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Even flying there is a unique experience since Singapore Changi Airport has been recognized as the best one in the world. Truth be told, there are so many reasons to visit this town, but for me, these are the top 7 reasons why you should travel there.

1. Great nightlife

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    Much like in all other major cities, nightlife in Singapore is situated in the city center. If you are interested in having a good time, then Lion City has a lot to offer. For those who love to dance all night long, there is a club called Zouk, and if you are lucky, you’ll be able to witness the performance of some of the best DJs, like David Guetta or the Chemical Brothers.

    In case you are interested in a place with a good view, then you’ll be happy to know that there are a lot of rooftop bars in Singapore, so make sure you visit them. Also, if you enjoy being close to the sea, Marina Bay Sands and Clarke Quay are locations you definitely must visit.

    2. Amazing places to eat

    For those who love to have special meals, and who love to try as many different cuisines as possible, Singapore will fulfill your wishes. Inside Lion City, a true gastronomic adventure awaits. For a copious Italian food buffet, you should visit Basilico. For those who prefer Asian food, Lime is the restaurant you want to visit, and in the event you want Japanese cuisine, pay a visit to a restaurant called Ikoi. Of course, if you are not sure what you want exactly, Carousel is the place for you. It has French, Japanese, Asian and all other kinds of meals, so just pick the one you find the most alluring.

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    3. You can start a new life

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      Singapore is a cultural melting pot; therefore, you’ll fit in perfectly regardless of your cultural background. Everyone is welcome and the economy of Singapore gives you fertile grounds to start your own line of work. So, if want to move out and start a new life, this is probably the best city for you. It is constantly changing its appearance, so the scenery will never get dull. Once you move here, you will never have a desire to leave. It is a place that has one of the freest economies in the world, so your success story is just waiting to happen.

      4. A lot of different sports

      If you are an athletic person and if you love to train, then Singapore will be a dream come true. Anything you want to take up can be found; there’s football, basketball, rugby, swimming, cricket, badminton and cycling. You can also participate in various popular water sports like sailing, scuba diving, waterskiing, or kayaking. You can also try something new and trending like stand-up paddle boarding; another activity that is really good for your health. Since it is such a big and rich city, a lot of major events take place there; Formula 1 for example. Therefore, if you love watching races, this will be real heaven on earth for you.

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      5. Inspiring green space

      This town is an absolute paragon when it comes to eco-attractions. There are Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the bay, jungles of Pulau Ubin and of course Singapore’s Zoo. Anyone who is a flora and fauna enthusiast will be pretty hyped to visit all of these amazing places. In other words, if you truly want to go green, go to Singapore.

      6. Galleries

      To get your creative juices flowing and to find new inspiration for your art, make sure to visit the ArtScience Museum and Gillman Barracks. The ArtScience museum is a lotus shaped building with a vast art collection and Gillman Barracks used to be a colonial army base that was transformed into a sanctuary for artistic work. Another important location is National Gallery Singapore, since it features the largest art collection of Southeast Asian artists. It was a big event last year, during the mid-2015 opening, and there was even a festival that lasted for 10 days.

      7. Epic Hotels

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        Lastly, in the event that you want to have a luxurious stay in hotels with cutting edge interior design, Singapore will live up to your expectations. You can stay at Sofitel So Singapore, or at a hotel called Wangz. Both of these have received very positive customer feedback, and they both have an incredible service. Another good place is Hotel Jen Orchardgateway; it’s right next to the metro station and only 4km away from the Botanic Gardens and Marina Bay.
        I hope you will go and visit this epic city, fly their amazing airlines and have a great stay in their hotels. Make sure you experience the nightlife of Lion City and try all the delicious food in their restaurants. Visit the monuments and galleries and try out different sports; it is truly an uplifting place, so don’t miss out.

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        How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

        How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

        You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

        We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

        The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

        Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

        1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

        Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

        For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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        • (1) Research
        • (2) Deciding the topic
        • (3) Creating the outline
        • (4) Drafting the content
        • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
        • (6) Revision
        • (7) etc.

        Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

        2. Change Your Environment

        Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

        One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

        3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

        Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

        Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

        My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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        Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

        4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

        If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

        Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

        I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

        5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

        I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

        Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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        As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

        6. Get a Buddy

        Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

        I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

        7. Tell Others About Your Goals

        This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

        For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

        8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

        What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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        9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

        If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

        Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

        10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

        Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

        Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

        11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

        At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

        Reality check:

        I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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