On ‘business trip’ to Singapore
For Jeroen, the busy period at work has started. This means that he is in Singapore almost every week from Monday morning to Thursday evening. For me, this is, of course, less pleasant but fortunately, I am allowed to join him on his business trips once in a while. Like now! This morning I got on a plane for a week to Singapore.
I was afraid I would have problems with immigration at the airport and they would ask me a lot of questions which makes me nervous. When I just arrived in Kuala Lumpur this did happen and I had to explain that I was visiting as a tourist. This is because my social visit pass is not ready yet and so I didn’t get a visa. I was prepared for a good story about immigration in Singapore. Once there, no one asked me a thing. I almost felt disappointed. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore took less than an hour. When we had just been in the air for half an hour, the signal for the ‘belts’ came back on. Lovely, since flying is not my hobby yet.
Oasia Hotel Downtown
Thanks to the short line at the immigration and only the hand luggage I had with me, I was able to enter the Grab and go to the hotel. We stay at the Oasia Hotel Downtown. Today I allow myself a day by the pool, so far it looks like the weather here is a bit sunnier compared to Kuala Lumpur. From tomorrow on I’ll go out and see what this city has to offer.
To see and to do
The website ‘Time Out‘ gives an update every week about what to do in a certain city. We used this for our city trip to New York and because of this, we did other things than the ‘normal’ tourist attractions, like for example a night of stand-up comedy. Every Monday the website posts an article with what is happening that week in the city in question, as well as for Singapore.
Bitterballen and oliebollen
This week I’m going to Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay. Here you can get a free tour of the 30 different tulips which you can find here. The organization has given it an orange touch. Now you can eat ‘bitterbbitterballen’ and ‘oliebollen’. I’m already looking forward to this!
I also plan to visit the exhibition #DontTellMeHowToDress and the festival Sundown. In this ‘Asia Music Wonderland’ music, food, art and culture from eleven different countries come together in a three-day beach festival. I will also visit the tourist attractions, like the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Orchard Road. To be continued!