07.05.2014 - 09.05.2014 30 °C
I have now spent three days in Singapore and I absolutely love it. Everything is so clean and efficient and their top attractions are eating and shopping - what could be better?! It is incredibly hot here; I don't think there has been a moment that I haven't been at least a little bit sweaty. It's a good thing the dewey look is in, because between the heat and the sunscreen I am definitely following that trend. My hair has definitely gotten even bigger thanks to the humidity (it's even more full of secrets now). The food has been good so far although I have no idea what I'm eating most of the time, I've just been making Brent order things for me. No allergic reactions though so that's a success!
(At Marina Bay)
Brent's campus is beautiful, it definitely puts other campuses to shame. When you step outside it smells like lilacs and all the buildings are white and the grass is so green. There are even water features and there is an outdoor infinity pool that we got to swim in for about 2.5 seconds today before they closed it for a lighting storm that never came.
We have done a fair amount of sight seeing so far and Brent has shown me around a few parts of the city. Everything is fairly expensive here but worth it. Last night we went to a bar called 1-Altitude, an al fresco bar on the 63rd floor of a 282 meter high building with an amazing view of the city. Brent calls this the number one thing to see in Singapore, although his "Southeast Asia on a Shoesting" book claims that Little India fills that spot. I'm sure it's a toss up.
(The view from 1-Altitude of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel light show)
One of the most interesting things I've experienced here is the ice cream, because an ice cream sandwich looks like this. Yes that is bread, and yes it is dyed pink and green, and no this isn't considered strange here.
(An ice cream sandwich.. Literally)
Tomorrow we head to the Philippines bright and early! I'm so excited for it but we have a full day of traveling to get up to El Nido where we are staying. At least I won't be traveling by myself this time!