Lately I’ve been so busy, and I flipped through my written diary; I haven’t been writing anything on it for about a month. My life runs at such a quick speed now, it’s unbelievable how times passes every single day. I’m enjoying what I do now, but I think I need more self-discipline on days like these— the long weekends. For a moment, I was thankful for it, the next moment I was dreading it. It entirely killed my momentum I was hoping to achieve.
Met so many people lately, and It got me thinking about what I really want in life.
The conclusion I came to was: I’m still not working hard enough.
Sometime back in March, I finally visited Malacca. I’ve always wanted to revisit this town, which I have little recollection of other than the Christ Church I visited back when I was 14. With a tight budget and the urge to just get out of Singapore right after our final year project, the mates and I decided to make this our mini (3D2N) graduation trip.
Although I’m not a great fan of travelling in big groups, this trip consisting 8 of us, was nothing short of amazing. Travelling in a big group, sometimes has its pros as well, we were looking for a place that could accomodate 8 of us, and we came across The Bridge Loft.
Other than chalets (which I motherfucking hate!) in Singapore, I haven’t stayed in an apartment/unit before for a vacation. A friend who stayed there enjoyed it, and so, why not?
The Bridge Loft & Cafe is located at Bridge Street, the street where Bridge “Gui Men” is. It is a quiet street, with occasional travellers passing by while exploring. I thought it was pretty lovely to have a homestay/B&B here. It isn’t right smack in the middle of Jonker Street, where its buzzing with tourists. I’m not exactly sure of what the exact name of the bridge was, but most likely you would pass by this bridge when you’re exploring the area, which (in my opinion) has a lot to be uncovered either on foot/bicycle. They have 2 units along the street: one of which was the one we stayed in and we had the entire shophouse unit to ourselves. The other had a cafe on Level 1, while leading up to Level 2 + 3 would be another unit on its own.
The walls and flooring were kept in its original condition, and it brought a certain charm which complimented the vintage and up-cycled furniture they used in the loft. There’s free wifi , but it can get slightly cranky — so I guess it was a sadly brilliant way to just spend time with the mates, and disconnecting yourself away from the digital world. If I had to sum up this humble and nostalgic accommodation in a word, that would probably be “homely”.
We sang in the loft, alot.
The loft can accomodate 6 people, so we had to have 2 additional mattresses added on. The owner, Yalu, was nice enough to offer the other unit at the cafe to accomodate 2 of us. But us being stubborn, we decided to stick together in the same unit despite having the cafe just opposite us.
This is more than just a homestay, because YL kindly offered to bring us around, and by request we didn’t want to go to any tourist spot. I had a glimpse and experience of what the small little town is, in a slightly different manner. I can’t thank YL enough for his kind and wonderful hospitality!
Colbar: One of the best hidden spots in Singapore. I am in love with places like these.
— Mood over food, I hardly leave the house on a Sunday, because it is a lazy day. It was well worth the trip given that it was spent with Elyd, a primary school friend which I’ve known for over a decade. Time flies like that….. But the purest form of friendship still remains: We could still talk and laugh about anything under the sun.