Early morning meetings are the worse. As necessary as they may be, they still suck, especially when you’re overseas. Jet lag wasn’t the issue here. The issue was that we’re in Singapore, freaking Singapore. A city thriving with business and we’re right in the middle of it dealing with issues back home. I have to say I always wanted to experience the expat life, but if it means waking up early to deal with your Western counterparts. I’ll have to pass. Singapore’s night life is just too rich. There was a silver lining to all this though and it started with an early lunch.
109 North Bridge Rd #01-17
Funan Digitalife Mall
9:00am – 8:30pm
Verdict: Yes, try it for the laksa and popiah.
We headed to this place around 10:30am. After hearing how the locals see this as the place for laksa, I soon knew why. It’s not like it’s the best laksa you’ll ever have. There are so many things you can do to improve it. Still you won’t. This was the kind of place you grew up with. The place you’d meet up with friends, have some food, and catch up on things. Perfectly balanced stuff that didn’t need anything to change. Surprisingly enough, my boss, who’s not a foodie and didn’t know about the place, thought it was the best stuff he’s had so far. This was the first time he’s been to Singapore. Kinda amazing from a place that looks like a fast food shop.
Soon after we finished. We were re-energized. We had a different view point on things. Our early morning meeting meant we got more than half our day done. There was still more to do, but within a few hours, finished, mid-afternoon. So what to do. Time to check out Sentosa.
Unfortunately, I did something pretty uncharacteristic. I went to book a tour to Sentosa that takes you all the way to the evening. I don’t recommend doing this, I never do. You’re always gonna get herded around and there’s no room for deviation. Oh well, I guess it’s good not to research things yourself and have some guide guess at what you’ll be interested in. Do note that all of these places you can get to yourself. So here’s where they took us (the times are the hours of operation, not our tour schedule):
9:00am – 10:00pm
80 Siloso Road, Sentosa
+65 6275 0030
10:00am – 7:00pm
Extreme Log Ride
10:00am – 9:00pm
Images of Singapore
40 Imbiah Rd
+65 6736 8672
9:00am – 7:00pm
Verdict: No to the tour. Only thing worthwhile may be Underwater World.
There’s some laser concert at the end of the tour which we didn’t go. It was by the beach so we gave away our tickets and got some drinks instead. Yeah, I only recommend these things if you have family to take around. Otherwise, explore and get lost! Singapore is one safe place.