Anyone who has ever been to Changi Village and Beach will gladly attest to the charm and tranquility that exudes from the both the people and the place.
Sure, it actually can get pretty crowded from time to time, what with the foodies, people heading to Ubin, or those having a break at the Civil Service clubs. Yet somehow, everyone seems really happy and content being around the area of Changi Village. Growing up, I headed to Ubin at least twice a year to visit a family friend, and the bumboat rides are always great ways to detach yourself from the city.
For my wife and I, heading there is also a reminder of the loss of our loved ones. In just three years, we had chartered a boat out to conduct two sea burials, one for her beloved mum just last year, and the other for her stepdad two years before that. While looking out into the ocean undeniably brings back many memories, the what if’s and why’s, it also somehow provides a sense of calm as you watch life pass by you, and will always hold a special place for the both of us.