I am back in the Nether­lands for over sev­en weeks now but I am still busy run­ning around the coun­try recon­nect­ing to peo­ple and telling them about my expe­ri­ences in Singapore. 

It was great. 

I real­ly did man­age to recon­sid­er a lot of things and got reori­ent­ed, about which more later.

Learned a lot about myself and oth­ers by meet­ing and work­ing with lots of new peo­ple from dif­fer­ent backgrounds. 

And I do miss the city already. The iron-clad guar­an­tee of sun and warmth. Many places to explore offer­ing lots of sur­pris­ing expe­ri­ences. And on every street cor­ner, amaz­ing afford­able food. 

I will miss Sin­ga­pore, and I am thank­ful for all it has done for me in the brief peri­od I got to call it my home.

Below are some pho­tos. More are over at Flickr. Hap­py scrolling and maybe don’t look at these if you’re hungry.

ION Orchard

Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre

Tiong Bahru

Komala Vilas

Chinatown monkey

"Please take one for your wet umbrella"

Botanic Gardens

Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay

All of the lights

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish

Omakase Burger

Asian Civilisations Museum

Playing Bycatch at HackerspaceSG

Wanton mee at Hong Lim Complex Market & Food Centre

Bari-Uma Ramen

Everton Park

My Awesome Cafe

Tiong Shian Porridge Centre

Getting bak kwa at Fragrance Foodstuff

Dosa at MTR 1924

Zion Riverside Food Centre

"Many Indian gang informer…"

Lam's Abalone Noodles

Azmi Chappati Thye Chong Restaurant


Lieke buying Taiwanese jelly

Lavender Street

CNY at The Float @ Marina Bay

CNY coke

"There is an outbreak of dengue in your neighbourhood" 😰

Air conditioners as far as the eye can see

Naan at Usman

Keyboard player

Dhobi Ghaut


Ceremony continues

People's Park Yong Tau Foo

People's Park Yong Tau Foo


Golden Mile Complex

Tangoing Pagar Market Shrine

Suburban Ganesha

"Tap for Longer Crossing Time"

Black Carrot Cake at Pek Kio Market and Food Centre

Black Carrot Cake at Pek Kio Market and Food Centre

'What A Loving Beautiful World' by teamLab, Japan

Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House

Lieke brought back chili crab from work

Farrer Park cowpath

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Kampong Glam street art

Afternoon sky

Morning run around the bay

Future World at ArtScience Museum

Home office

Men at work

Chaindrra Maid Agency



Chomp Chomp Food Centre

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Little India

A Noodle Story

Mavrx Coffee Apothecary on my birthday

Hot corgis

Dawn view from Mount Faber

Forest Walk

Post-run selfie

Behind Race Course Road


"Blaze on in your twenties."

Din Tai Fung


Egg delivery 1/2

Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat


Haji Lane

"Drive smoothly and avoid over-revving"

Materials Design Lab

Fifty Years of Singapore Design

Singapore Post

Old Hen


Beauty World Centre

The Bravery

Beerfest Asia 2016

Gilstead Road

Cloud Forest Dome

Sing Hon Loong Bakery



Htet demoing ARTO AirPlay Mirroring

Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon



Engagement design workshop at General Assembly

Hi Leskmi Nasi Lemak

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant

Team ARTO at Blue Mist

Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre

Hoo Kee Bak Chang Rice Dumpling

Ann Siang Road

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

Pulau Ubin

Nunsongyee Korean Dessert

Lieke's workplace at KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Maxwell Food Centre

Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao @ Alexandra Village Food Centre

Gillman Barracks Contemporary Arts Cluster


Peranakan Museum

The Concourse

Hungry ghost

Bedok Jetty @ East Coast Park

Tiong Bahru

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.