So, one of the interesting things that happened (albeit earlier), was my discovery of lunch-food.
Well, obviously lunch is at the university campus, and being a vegetarian, my first day looking through the different stalls had me thinking how I was going to survive lunch. Granted, there is a good-ish Indian food stall, which has meat-free food, it didn’t taste right. Perhaps, I am being a bit silly…
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I’ve grown up in the magical world of Harry Potter and I’m most definitely not a muggle.
So, imagine my excitement and joy when I found out that there was a Harry Potter Exhibition in town! (In town, referring to Singapore of course.) So, Wednesday morning, I found myself work-free for a couple of hours. And I hopped onto the MRT and headed to Marina Bay Sands MRT station from where I had to walk across the swanky mall to get to the Art Science Museum where the exhibition is being held. The walk through the mall was like a ‘holycrapexoensivestuffeverywhere’
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And, so it’s been a full week. And it’s been a beautiful and exciting week.
On Wednesday I visited the Botanic Gardens and strolled around for a good 5-6 hours. Well, I came to know about this place after a certain friend (let’s call her Meep) texted me saying she had visited that place.
As soon as I entered, from the entrance near the Botanic Gardens MRT, it was a little …
..And she took me to a beautiful paper-craft store called Paper Market. If you have a fetish for pretty paper and embellishments and all the pretties, you have to visit that place. It is just heavenly! And there are just so many sheets to look at!…
… If you ever get a chance to visit NTU, do look around. The highlight of it is definitely the ADM building. …
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Today, instead of uni I had to visit MoM (or Ministry of Manpower as they say), to get a temporary stay pass. Although in the instruction I had printed out gave directions it was all very confusing to follow. But I had seen the MoM building on Sunday, so I walked confidently toward it and […]
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While, yes although I’ve been here before, there’s a whole new sense of thrill and excitement when you know you’re going to stay for 2 months in a foreign city.
Like the last time, my first sight at Singapore was one of awe and excitement. It was extremely convenient that the flight landed early morning Singapore time and thus, I could have my first aerial view of Singapore. Honestly, I did not bother with pictures, because such pictures wouldn’t justify the pretty sights and I wanted to ‘see’ it rather than ‘see a picture’ of it. Of course, the most striking thing I saw was a lush green golf course and the sea around it.
My first experience with the Singaporean accent was at the airport, where the person who sends you to taxis asked if I had wanted a limousine. But no, that’s not what I heard the first 3 times (it sounded oddly like ‘imsen’ and I had no clue what that was); and he gestured another gent to tell me what he was saying – About 50$ for a Limo
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