21 Mar '16, 12pm

Five things I learnt being disconnected at Pulau Ubin

Most of us must have received annoyed looks whenever we are caught using our phones at the dinner table. Admittedly I, like pretty much every other person, find myself checking my phone at least five times every hour for notifications. So, when my editor sent me for a nature trail at Pulau Ubin on Mar 16, I decided to do something that many youths today would consider a death sentence – I switched off my phone. I spent close to six hours forgoing live updates on 9GAG and Twitter, or texting during awkward moments throughout the trail. Here are the five things I learnt being on a rural island without my smartphone . 1. Everyone has a story to tell ONE OF OUR INSTRUCTORS TELLING US STORIES ABOUT HOW THINGS WERE LIKE IN HIS TIME. While riding the boat to Pulau Ubin, I had to strike a conversation with the people around me. Not one conversation I had disappointed me. For examp...

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