Saturday, May 20, 2017

Singapore (May 5 - June 30)

When we left Singapore, with Jenny and family staying behind, a return trip was in our future. We finally picked May 5. Our original plan was to leave Singapore on July 5 and fly to Paris for 2 weeks. We decided to wait until June to book the flight to Paris - good thing, since our plans were changing!

Between the time we booked our flight to Singapore and actually got there, Jenny announced she quit her job and travel the world with her family! Her last day in SG was to be June 30 (a week before we were planning on leaving). The family was flying to Copenhagen to start their adventure . Since we had not booked our flight to Paris, we decided to head to Copenhagen, too.

I'm not about to give a day-by-day, or even a week-by-week, description of our visit. Except for a couple of cases that I'll describe below, it was just like "returning home", where we were comfortable with the roads, food, transportation and shops. We also reconnected with many of our friends. We even attended 2 book club meetings, as if we had never left the group.

First, some quick observations:
  • The weather is still very hot and, according to some of our friends, getting hotter.
  • Our Singaporean friends we met at Central Green Condos, who included us so generously in their lives, happily greeted our return.
  • Lee Tai Fu is still one of my favorite bar/restaurants.
  • Transportation is really convenient and good.
  • Food is wonderful, with no lack of places to eat.
  • It's hot (just in case someone forgot).