We didn’t actually drink a Singapore Sling (a drink I envision to be similar to a Long Island Ice Tea), but Joel and I did go to Singapore together on our long trip back to the US. We’d each been many times on our own, as it’s the closest place to renew your visa when you’re living in Indonesia. But because we had moved on different dates (him first and me following a few months later) our visa schedules weren’t in sync and we always took these trips alone. It was fun to explore the city together, show one another our favorite spots and finally visit the place we’d been saving for our couple’s trip- the Buddhist hell museum at Haw Par Villa.
The only downside of our trip was the rain at Gardens by the Bay, another spot I’d put off visiting until Joel and I were together. We weren’t able to walk the paths suspended between the giant tree structures due to the risk of lightening and the rain made it so muggy it was almost unbearable. I’d love to try that visit again another time preferably with cooler weather, but Singapore doesn’t experience cool weather all that often.
All in all it was a wonderful trip to finally be able to take with my husband after so many solo Singapore visits. Going out for wine and cheese alone isn’t quite as enticing as going with your sweetie. We’re headed back to Indonesia next week on a business trip where we’ve scheduled zero time for vacation dawdling. But our goal is to build this business that allows us to travel back to Indonesia often so hopefully we’ll be planning Singaporean vacations for many years to come.