Work trip with some extra days to explore.
  • Day3

    3 Zoos Pt 2

    April 1, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Next I headed straight to the giraffes where I got to do the same thing. This Giraffe was a bit more interested in me than the elephant was, but not by much. The Giraffes were located next to the bank of the reservoir which would later be the body of water for our River Safari. I also so a baby chimpanzee, a stunning toucan looking bird, and a lemur that looked annoyed as hell we were preventing hi/her from a lazy nap. I also saw the toilet pictures below at the zoo. Some Asian countries squat to do a poo and it is frowned upon to stand on the toilet seat to this, so here a toilet specifically designed for this purpose. On the other extreme, Japan has a bidet even in public places. Funny to think that even though we are all people, how we poo is really important to us and how we do it is quite different depending which country you come from.Read more

  • Day2

    Sentosa Island Pt 3

    March 31, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Next we explored a bit of the museum they created for Fort Siloso and ran into some wild peacocks and peahens, including a completely white peacock. 🦚 There is so much exotic architecture here, photo included. We also got to check out the pretty awesome Butterfly and Insect Kingdom. We held butterflies that had recently hatched and met an old man iguana called Bling Bling. After leaving Sentosa Island we spent the having a barbecue at a friends and having a swim in their condo’s pool.Read more

  • Day2

    Sentosa Island Pt 2

    March 31, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    After seeing the Merlion we walked through an Orchid-less Orchid exhibit and took this romantic photo. Then we walked further down to the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia. This is really confusing because they consider the southern most point of “continental” Asia to be a teeny tiny island off the bigger island of Singapore. 🤔 It was still cool to see and the colors were beautiful.Read more

  • Day2

    Sentosa Island Pt 1

    March 31, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We got up and had a very yummy hotel breakfast. We took a “Grab” (SG Uber) to Mt Faber. We had a little walk around, took some photos, and then from Mt Faber we took a Cable Car Ride to Sentosa Island where we spent the day exploring. On the Cable Car, it started to rain and when we arrived at Sentosa Island, it was really raining, as you’d probably picture for an island. We had some Starbucks which seemed very out of place for the island while we waited out the rain. After 30 mins or so we were on our way. We took another, smaller Cable Car to check out the ginormous version Merlion Statue. According to Wikipedia, it’s a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish that is the mascot of Singapore. We took some silly photos from the mouth and the head before we continued on.Read more

  • Day1

    Chilli Crab

    March 30, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    After an 8 hour flight from Sydney, we landed in Singapore. As M described, walking outside in Asia is like standing in front of an open oven and Singapore is like Asia on training wheels if you get the picture I am trying to paint. After getting to the hotel, we cleaned up and headed out to find some dinner. We had our hearts set on finding some iconic Chilli Crab. You can see the before and after photos. DELICIOUS!! Dinner took us pretty far into the evening. We stopped at some small market kind of shops selling things cheap but didn’t buy anything before turning in for the night.Read more