A day away: Taste of joyful Thailand in Singapore

Get a taste of Thailand without leaving the shores of Singapore. PHOTOS: DESMOND WEE, SUKI-SUKI THAI HOT POT
Customers eating at a mookata restaurant in Golden Mile Complex. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The interior of the Thai Supermarket on the second floor of the Golden Mile Complex, which sells many Thai products. ST PHOTO: BENSON ANG
The interior of the Thai Supermarket on the second floor of the Golden Mile Complex, which sells many Thai products. ST PHOTO: BENSON ANG
Golden Mile Complex is known as Singapore's "Little Thailand". ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - With cheap, mouth-watering food, gorgeous beaches and fun-loving, ever-smiling locals, it is no wonder Thailand is among Singaporeans' favourite destinations to visit.

But it may not be practical to holiday there yet, given current travel restrictions, so I am as bummed as anyone that the beautiful Land of Smiles is so near, yet so far.

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