Friday, 29 April 2016

Draft 2, Situational Writing [Alya]

7 Sim Lim Park
Singapore 123456

7 April 2016

Hey Lily

How are you? I am so excited that you are coming to Singapore in five months! I can't wait to show you around Singapore. I hope you are as excited as I am and I hope you will enjoy your stay here!

After your breakfast at the hotel, I encourage you to go to Chinatown and ride around the place in a trishaw to experience the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore. Yes, Chinatown has it all. You could visit beautifully restored shophouses, religious landmarks of different faiths, not forgetting your favourite, bargaining at the lively street market where you can purchase souvenirs, fashion apparel and leather goods. In order to experience a full cultural experience, we can proceed to Little India and wonder around the beautiful districts, walk into gaily painted shophouses selling traditional apparel, gold bangles, spices and other wares. Also, you can pick up last-minute souvenirs at the 24-hour shopping centre, Mustafa Centre. Do not forget to try the infamous fish head curry!

Chinatown, as mentioned earlier, is both cultural and modern. So, I thought of bringing you to a place where it's modern. You would be able to dine there while enjoying a great view! I am planning to bring you to the Singapore Flyer where you can view Singapore's iconic landmarks. Not forgetting that they serve local dishes like laksa and rojak which I bet you cannot wait to try. Other than admiring the view and the great dishes you are going to taste, you can take on the role of a pilot using the Real Flight Simulator. It sounds interesting, doesn't it?

I hope you will find the activities planned a blast. I can't wait to see you!

With love,


  1. All the points are addressed and the tone used is appropriate. However, you said "infamous fish head curry". Infamous means that it is well known for a negative reason.

  2. Like Raena said, the word "infamous" isn't appropriate. Perhaps you can also elaborate a bit more on some mordern aspects of Chinatown. Other than that, it is pretty well written.