19 april 2007


My friends thought it was a real shame that I hadn't seen one of Singapore's most exciting places: Geylang!
Therefore Alvin, Alda, Zenhan, (left picture) Weisiong, Yanqing and Yijie (right picture) took me there. Geylang is famous for its good food. We had some really nice food, for the first time of my life I tried to eat frog legs with porridge. For dessert we went on to have fermented bean curd, which is not so bad after all.
We also took the tour to see what else there is to do in the area. One of the activities is reconstructed by Alda and Zenhan in the picture to the right.

18 april 2007

Exam Studies

Life abroad is not only free time, vacations and parties. After some time the inevitable exams comes up and procrastination is no longer an option. Some two weeks are more or less dedicated to studying for the (hopefully) four last exams of my life. The papers here are slightly different from what I'm used to; the time constraints are harder, you only have two hours per paper instead of five, of course with fewer question, so you have to carefully watch how much time you spend on each of them.
Fortunately I found some nice people who I can study with and to help me keep up the work. We stay in room with air-condition that the Singaporeans just love to crank up to create something like permafrost and a freezing exchange student.

14 april 2007

Back in Singapore

After only a week of Thailand's sun I had to go back to Singapore to write a test and to start study for the upcoming exams. From Phuket Airport I flew to Kuala Lumpur from where I, after some struggles, managed to get on a bus back to Singapore.
When my parents returned here we did some touristy stuff as taking the tour boat on Singapore river and visiting Orchard Road, Little India and Arab Street.
Since my parents found out that they have their 30th anniversary this year we decided to go to have a lobster dinner and get a feel of the old colonial Singapore at the famous Raffles Hotel.
Before they left we also experienced the "monkey business" in Singapore while trying to buy a camera at Sim Lim Square.

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07 april 2007

Koh Phi Phi with my Parents

After exploring Phuket we decided to go over to Koh Phi Phi, an island in between Phuket and Krabi in the Andaman sea. We spent one day on a snorkeling trip going in one of the famous long tail boats. Between the banana pancakes and milkshakes we went to see some of the more remote beaches on the island. Unfortunately I had to leave early to write a test, but my parents continued their Tahiland trip for another week. After Koh Phi Phi they went to Ko Lanta and further up to Ao Nang, Krabi, before returning to Singapore.

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04 april 2007

Phuket With My Parents

We left Singapore in the late afternoon and arrived in Phuket at dinner time. We stayed the first night in Patong, but didn't really like it. Therefore we decided to rent some motorbikes to travel around the peninsula. During the next days we went to Karon, Kata, Chalong and many other nice places around the southern part of Phuket. We didn't spend that much time on the beaches since it took some time for two of us to get used to the sun after a few months of winter.

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02 april 2007

My Parents in South East Asia

After not having seen my parents for about nine months, they decided to go see me instead. They flew to Singapore to spend a night here before the three of us continued to Phuket in Thailand.