Sunday, 1 May 2016

Situational Writing Draft 2

Block 203 Boon Lay Drive
Singapore 640203

6 April 2016

Dear John,

It has been so long since I have written to you. How have you been? I have heard that you, along with your parents, are interested in making a trip to Singapore to learn about both the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore. I am happy to help you organise your itinerary.

Chinatown should be your first cultural stop in Singapore if you love to bargain for lower prices at the live street market for traditional items. You can marvel the beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings and modern buildings. You'll want to experience a trishaw ride when you see it. It's so amazing.

Our next stop should be food! There are many choices for food. You will be spoilt for choice at our food courts. As Singapore is a multi-racial country, you can expect to see different dishes of various origins, all congregating together in an air-conditioned hall. You can just visualise it in your head, delicious food with delicious smells hovering above you, "polluting" the air all around you. Anyway, as you and your parents have come to Singapore to learn cultural aspects, there are some traditional and cultural dishes I will recommend you. They are the Hainanese Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak and Rojak. You're sure to love them once you taste them.

You will have some time to rest before the next activity. The next activity would be dining at night in the world's biggest observation wheel, right on our home ground--the Singapore Flyer! You'll be able to savour your dinner while taking in panoramic views of Singapore's iconic landmarks--Marina Bay, Merlion Park and Empress Palace! It would be the best modern attraction to end the night.

The next day, you will spend most of your time at our biggest modern must-go attraction. Universal Studios Singapore! There your favourite characters come to life to bring you on your own animated journey. You will sure have a lot of fun there with the roller coasters!

The last cultural stop you should go would be Little India. It is one of the most colourful districts in Singapore! There are gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel, gold bangles, spices and other wares. If you have not bought any souvenirs, do not worry! You can pick up last minute souvenirs at the 24-hour shopping centre, Mustafa Centre. No matter how late, you would still be able to get souvenirs!

I hope this itinerary sounds good to you, John. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Singapore!

Hong Wei

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