Singapore Sojourn (2011)

Last week, I had a quick business trip to Singapore (sorry Ms. GBP, didn’t have the chance to contact you so we could meet up). As usual, Singapore never cease to amaze me as it always offer something new every time I visit this highly-urbanized City State.

The last time I was there was February 2010 and in a very short span of time, a lot of new developments had happened.

Of course we all know that Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore are now open which was partly still under construction last time I was there so I did not miss the opportunity to see these hot attractions.

I stayed in Park Regis Hotel, a new hotel conveniently located in Clarke Quay. The location is great as it is less than 5 mins. walk to MRT station as well as the Central Mall and all those nice night spots.

The room is good but a bit small. But never mind as I am not in the hotel most of the time.

The meetings of the 1st 2 days of my trip was very rigorous if not tiring but it was a good exchange of ideas from various heads of different countries.

Tuesday night, I get to meet my former Philippine colleagues and had a sumptuous dinner in a Hawker centre overlooking Marina Bay Sands. It is very ironic that the other country heads were having dinner at Marina Bay Sands during that time (which I had to pass so I could meet my former colleagues) and we were just looking at the grand structure while eating tasty foods outside.

After dinner, few of us headed straight to Chijmes to cap the night with a few drinks and good music.

Next day was the day of our flight back to Bangkok. We still had a meeting over lunch but after that, I get to enjoy Universal Studios Singapore even for a few hours (as we had to rush to the airport for our flight). Luckily most of the rides have short queue or none at all since it was a weekday.

I really enjoyed The Mummy ride and the most sought after Battlestar Galactica. It was one helluva scary ride but I will definitely try it again next time.

Didn’t get the chance to go shopping or go to the Bak Kuh Teh shop near our office where I tasted the best one in Singapore. I just consoled my self with a bowl of this food bought in Vivo City en route to the airport.

I’m looking forward to going back to Singapore again very soon.

Sharing you some of the pics here..Pardon me I inserted some pics with me in it..lol.