It’s been slightly more than a week since I moved out of my apartment in the Netherlands and flew back to Singapore at the end of my student exchange in Europe. The past 6 months have been nothing short of amazing and returning home feels like a jolt back to reality… but not before a final vacation with my beloved family on Gaya Island, a tropical retreat located off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.
I spent my 4 days on the island slipping into food comas, mingling with starfish and jellyfish in the ocean (amongst other sea critters) and kayaking along the coast of the resort’s private beach. Getting used to the heat and humidity in this part of the world isn’t too bad when you have a pool and the sea to jump into whenever the weather gets too warm to bear. Button-downs have gone back to becoming my go-to pieces for this weather, and I have been sporting mostly flared pants or loose trousers for the past week.
Scroll down to view some of my favourite snaps from my island vacation, aside from the ones that are already up on my Instagram. One particular snap below features my younger brother, who decided to jump in and strike a pose beside me, moments before we were due to leave the island at the end of our stay. Enjoy!