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  • Day53

    Bis zum Umfallen

    October 25 in Singapore

    Nach einer angenehm erholsamen Nacht wurde Stephan heute Morgen gegen 8.30 von Annatina sanft geweckt. Sie war bereits seit einer guten Stunde wach und hat sich mit einem anderen Besucher im Aufenthaltsraum unterhalten.
    Am geselligen Frühstückstisch lernen sich alle Bewohner etwas kennen und sprechen über Erfahrungen und Pläne, bis sich das Ganze im lockeren Aufbruch in die Stadt verliert.

    Auch wir machen uns auf den Weg. Ziel heute: Shoppen bis die Füsse schmerzen. Beide suchen wir einen besseren Pullover, Stephan eine neue kurze Hose und eine lange Trekkinghose und Anntina ein Kleid und einen Bikini.

    Wir beginnen den Trip bei der ION Mall an der Orchard Road, DER Einkaufsmeile im Singapur. Hier Reiht sich Mall an Mall, dabei befinden sich in den Geschossen über dem Erdboden meist Läden mit ausgeschriebenen Vor- und/oder Nachnamen als Namen - weit ausserhalb unserer Kreditlimite!
    Wir begnügen uns mit den Shops im ersten bis vierten Kellergeschoss. Die Auswahl bleibt riesig und die modernen Gebäude lassen uns völlig vergessen, dass wir nicht raus sehen (heute wars sowieso den ganzen Tag bewölkt, oder zumimdest immer wenn wir draussen waren).
    Wir schlagen uns wacker, auch als wir während der Mittagspause in einem Foodplace zusammen mit allen arbeitenden Menschen essen, stehen kaum mehr als 10mal im Weg.

    Die Reise geht gestärkt weiter. Nach einiger Zeit treffen wir auf den Victoria's Secret. Dieser friesst ein unerwartet grosses Loch in unseren Shoppingtag, so dass wir nach ein zwei Läden mehr, ein wohlverdientes Bier geniessen.
    Noch sind wir aber nicht fertig (noch lange nicht). Der Trip geht weiter nach Bugis. Dort befindet sich ein überdachter Markt mit Kleidern, Schuhen, Acessoirs und allem anderen, was ein typischer Strassenmarkt in Singapur eben so zu bieten hat.
    Inklusive dem Hawker-Foodmarket fürs Abendessen.
    Nach dem Essen fühlen wir ein letztes Aufbäumen und bringen die Tour zu einem Ende.

    Nach gut 12 Stunden, schleppen wir uns die 3 Stockwerke zum Hostel empor und freuen uns auf einen kurzen, ruhigen Abend bevor uns die Augen zu fallen.

    Bilanz:
    Keiner hat den Pulli 😢
    Stephan hat die kurze Hose
    Annatina hat das Kleid und 3 BHs (zum preis von 2🎉)
    -> Cooler Tag mit halbem Erfolg ✌️🏻
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  • Day7

    Singapore

    October 29, 2017 in Singapore

    Just a quick hello after a long long journey. Everything went fine, it was less terrible than expected. Roughly 8 hours till Manchester, 1 hour stop, then 12 hours to Singapore. I managed to sleep about 2 hours per leg. The hotel is very nice, the city is hot and noisy. I arrived at 7am local time and successfully kept myself awake all day. Now it’s 7:30pm and I can go to bed, yeay.
    The city is so packed and loud and a huge contrast to Katy where everything was so widely spread. I feel totally overwhelmed, but that might be due to the lack of sleep. Usually I enjoy this heat and busy city feeling and especially the food! So far I haven’t been able to eat much. That will change for sure ;)Read more

  • Day8

    monday

    October 30, 2017 in Singapore

    ...And we are entering round two of training, this time in Singapore, with colleagues from China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and of course Singapore. It’s a great crowd, some of them I have met before when I traveled to Shanghai and Singapore, some I only know from mails or skype calls. The group is huge, but we are 4 trainers in total and together we will manage. The venue is in the pool area of the hotel, very convenient. Everything went fine on the first day, but it is quite different from the Houston group. I can’t connect with everyone immediately as the group is too large for that. So I need to let go a bit ;) We finished a bit late, I tried to catch up with my mails afterwards, and then wanted to go out for dinner. But it was raining heavily, so I went to one of the hotel’s restaurants. Yummy chinese dishes - shrimp and some veggies. Almost fell asleep over the food ☺️ still struggling with jet lag.Read more

  • Day10

    Cooking frenzy

    November 1, 2017 in Singapore

    On day 3 we covered some subjects I don’t really like, as the tool lacks in functionality and usability in some aspects. I hate selling stuff I don’t believe in. That’s why I quit my job as consultant 4 years ago. Realized once more that I don’t have to sell shit anymore. The perks of being a customer 😁 I can keep it real. The big reward of the day - nay, trip! came in the evening. We went for a joint evening event and cooked our own dinner. Great place, professional and cosy at the same time. I mean, hello, it’s called Coriander Leaf, can it get any better? It did, because we had terrific results! The food we cooked in 3 teams and 90 minutes was both yummy and beautiful. Wow!Read more

  • Day11

    the astros won the world series

    November 2, 2017 in Singapore

    is that the news of the day??? Well, it is as I’m writing this. I’ve been following this final since Houston. Even used some morning delirium hours between 2 and 4 (when I couldn’t sleep but also didn’t wanna get up) to watch baseball for dummies videos on youtube to learn about this weird sport. Now I know the basics and wear my new Astros t-shirt and feel once more close to all the Houstonians I met last week.
    Training is finished! Yeay and boohoo. It’s been intense 4 days. And sad to say goodbye to my coworkers. Especially my cotrainers. So smart and knowledgeable and engaged! I miss them already.
    Went out to explore the city a little in the evening. After dark it’s quite nice outside. Still hot and humid, but possible to walk longer distances. So I did and ended up in the newton hawker center, an outside foodcourt with lots of local specialties. Had to go through my favorites ☺️ and also through some tiger beers ☺️. Tomorrow I have a day off, my flight is in the evening. So I will start a new uke project now, a Pixies song that’s been in my ears all week - where is my mind? 🤖
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  • Day3

    Shopping!

    November 14 in Singapore

    Everyone knows how much I love shopping. Singapore had a crazy amount of malls, so I had to visit some. Went to ION orchard on orchard road, almost bought some clothes too.

    I did eat here at least, walked past a place that had katsu curry on the menu. Had to go in, it was called monster curry. The plate was huge, way bigger than my head... possibly bigger than my stomach, so I'm not sure how it was supposed to fit. I didn't finish it anyway.

    There was also some Disney stuff around on orchard road, and I bumped into a Salvador Dali sculpture, homage to Newton.
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  • Day4

    Orchard Rd to pass the time

    March 31, 2017 in Singapore

    Before dinner, I decided to mosey around areas surrounding my hotel. Underground tunnels connect shopping centers, walkways are packed with eager shoppers, and the prices... are not right. The elephant pictured can be yours for only $15,000 sing.

    I also decided to check out a nearby yoga studio for temporary membership. Why not? It's only $428 per month for unlimited classes. 😶 #heartattack

  • Day13

    Wantanabe Coffee

    April 9, 2017 in Singapore

    350 Orchard Road Shaw House, #01-00 Isetan Scotts, Isetan, Singapore 238868

    This alleged Japanese roastery served Dutch style coffee and bomb cinnamon banana toast.

    Must Try: Dutch Style cold brew

    Price: $
    Food Quality: 4.5 Stars
    Service Quality: 4 Stars

  • Day3

    Singapore in Seven Hours

    July 2 in Singapore

    One day.... one city.... After consulting a former expat to Singapore, we followed his tourist recommendations.

    - little India
    - gardens by the Bay
    - Singapore flyer
    - SIA hop-on bus

    Outcome?! Love, love, love Singapore. From the watermelon, lime and pineapple sorbet & truffle fries to the city that is so diverse from quarters of preserved culture and buildings to futuristic masterpieces.
    I’ll be back.

    Coco🌻
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  • Day7

    Marriott Views

    April 3, 2017 in Singapore

    A few shots from the executive lounge at my hotel. Full disclosure - I don't actually have access to this lounge unless a well-traveled colleague let's me in... or I hide behind the corner until a non - suspecting business person swipes their access card. 😇

    One neat thing about Singapore is they really maximize roof space. Many hotels, apartments, and office complexes will have rooftop gardens and/or pools for their residents.Read more

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