I guess I never realized going into this how time consuming it would be to keep a blog! I'm failing miserably, but hopefully I'll be able to catch up and stay caught up! Firstly, no blog about Singapore would be complete without pictures of palm trees =)
I haven't been able to do much touring around since classes started on Monday, but I went everywhere in my first week here. After going to Little India, we decided it would be a good idea to go to Chinatown to eat and explore.
From left to right: Evan, Gina, Geoff, and me. We're all from UConn but only Evan and Gina are on exchange with me.
On Saturday, we decided to hit up the beach! I think this is the first time I have ever been to the beach in January.
The water was surprisingly chilly, but with the hot weather here it was definitely welcomed.
Saturday was Romana's birthday, so we went to dinner at a restaurant by Marina Bay. That part of the city is absolutely gorgeous at night. We were able to see the Marina Bay Sands lit up:
The Fullerton Hotel:
And other parts of the city:
On Sunday, Aunty Lay Hoon and Gu Gong took me out to lunch and then up to the SkyPark, which is the top of the Marina Bay Sands building. The view of Marina Bay and the surrounding area was spectacular from 56 stories high, even with the fog.
After the visit to Marina Bay Sands, I was dropped off at the zoo, where I met Geoff and Gina for the Night Safari. It was hard to take pictures since you weren't allowed to use flash photography, but I tried to get a few good ones!