In Singapore, a travel blogger's negative review calling the city-state the "most boring country" she's ever visited has sparked a lot of talk online. The vlogger, known as "ninas_travels_" on Instagram, shared a video last Thursday that quickly became her most viewed post, with over 2 million views.

In it, she criticized Singapore for its traffic, high-rise buildings, and what she sees as a lack of natural beauty and vibe. She also mentioned high prices and her disappointment with the local food, especially as a vegetarian.

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Singapore Locals Enraged After Traveler's Harsh Comments

Many people in Singapore have come forward to defend their country against these claims. They argue that the vlogger didn't fully explore what Singapore has to offer.

Some suggested that Nina Gerhards, the traveler who made comment on her IG post, should have visited places like Pulau Ubin or the Southern Islands for a less "manicured" experience of nature, as reported by Malay Mail.

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Others pointed out that Singapore is known for its modern architecture, vibrant cityscapes, and diverse food scene, which might not have been to the blogger's taste but are beloved by many.

The debate showed the different things people look for when they travel. While some agree with the vlogger's points, noting that Singapore can be expensive and may not suit everyone's tastes, others have shared their own positive experiences. They talk about enjoying Singapore's food, its mix of cultures, and its history.

This discussion shows that travel experiences are very personal. What one person might find boring, another could see as fascinating. As the online debate continues, it's clear that Singapore, like any other destination, can't please everyone, but it certainly has a lot to offer to those willing to explore it.

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Australian Tourist Shares Her Take on Shopping in Singapore

An Australian visitor, known on TikTok as _jessiecarr, recently shared her surprise at the high prices while exploring one of Singapore's most upscale shopping centers, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, during her solo trip.

According to Asia One, in her video from Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, Jessie highlighted the presence of luxury brands such as Bottega Veneta, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton, noting the lack of affordable options for the average shopper.

Despite finding a few less expensive brands like Lululemon, Bath & Body Works, and Sephora, Jessie humorously remarked that she felt out of place among the lavish settings, including a café with gold teapots. Her journey through the mall ended at a food court, situated beneath even more high-end stores, leading to her light-hearted plea for escape.

The post struck a chord with netizens, some of whom joked about the mall's extravagance, while others sympathized with her findings, suggesting more budget-friendly shopping destinations in Singapore such as Suntec City and Vivo City.

Some people said that anyone can visit Marina Bay Sands but if looking for some cheaper stores to eat, they can try local spots instead.

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