Well I said I wanted to blog more then I didn’t post anything for a month, but I swear I have an excuse and that excuse is my computer died. It was a sad, sad day, but my last MacBook was probably about eight years old so it was time to upgrade. Lucky for me I had a trip to Singapore lined up to renew my work visa so I stayed an extra day to do some computer shopping. I came home with a new MacBook Pro and I couldn’t be happier. Let’s hope this one lasts another eight years.
I stayed at Porcelain Hotel in Chinatown where I stayed on my first trip to Singapore last year. It’s inexpensive, incredibly convenient and my room was a beautiful, stark white cocoon. This trip I got upgraded digs due to two separate reservations being made for my trip (standard room booked by work then a suite secured by me for me). I politely declined paying extra to upgrade for the two nights that my work had booked, but they upgraded me anyway probably to save themselves the labor of cleaning the extra room had I made the switch. It was a pleasant and welcome surprise.
During my last trip, I discovered the neighborhood of Telok Ayer and made good on my promise to do a little exploring in the area. Of course returning to my favorite coffee spot Free the Robot, then meandering around to photograph all the buildings on the surrounding streets. My next trip itinerary will hopefully include the Red Dot Design Museum that I discovered but didn’t have a chance to visit.
Since Joel and I have different visa renewal schedules we still haven’t had the chance to visit Singapore together. I think I’ve had enough solo exploring having gone alone four times now. We’re looking a possibly December during our holiday break so we can finally visit Har Paw Villa which we’ve been saving for a couples trip and maybe even squeeze in a romantic dinner.