Singapore

So, after a week of uncertainty, late on Friday night two weeks ago I was asked if I could travel to Singapore, to join the project team that I am working with. I had a surprisingly easy conversation with American Express travel, and I was booked to fly to the other side of the world on Sunday.

And now here I am on the otehr side of the world, 7 hours ahead of the UK.

So what’s it like?

Well, the office is pretty much like any other office. There and desks and chairs and computers and phones. I’m far from the window, so there’s no sense of the time of day, or weather. One useful feature of Singapore is that the plugs are the same as home, so there’s no mucking about with adaptors and all that nonsense. And I’m pretty much doing the same work that I’ve been doing, just sitting with the people who care about it.

The weather has been unexpectedly poor. Apparently it is meant to be warm, sunny and humid but instead there’s been a lot of rain, with flooding in places, due to tropical storms.

The hotel is very comfortable, but with a disappointing lack of free wi-fi. Singapore has an excellent public wi-fi network, but it’s only accessible to locals with a Singapore mobile number, which is a bit of an irritation. However, I am coping 😉

Right, that’s all for now. At least I finally posted it. This post was started over a week ago. I’ve been busy y’know.

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One Response to “Singapore”

  1. Andrew Gallagher Says:

    Buy one of the singtel prepay cards – that’s what I did last time I was there and it was invaluable.

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