Today’s orientation activity was a walking tour around central Singapore! My group happened to be designated to be filmed for a welcome video for next year’s incoming exchange students, so this made the tour extra interesting and amusing, as there was a director instructing us on how to act like tourists, while actually in reality we all are tourists. This gave a level of ironic fun to the tour that I feel the other groups probably missed out on 😉 Also, they bought us fresh juice drinks as a thank you, and watermelon juice is ALWAYS a good time.
Anyway, here are some photos of some of the many places and things we saw today!
Today I tried my first fried white carrot cake at the Chinatown hawker centre! This has nothing to do with the stuff we call carrot cake at home – it is actually a delicious sort of omelette made with rice flour and white radishes.
We spent most of our walk today in Chinatown. There are lots of cool lanterns everywhere! I like the way these ones bobble in the wind.
We visited several religious sites today. This is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
An array of colourful juice to reward our film star efforts!
A scale model of Central Singapore at the City Gallery, which has really cool displays on Singapore’s urban redevelopment.
A cool water feature that a lot of people like to photograph.
Tall buildings in the CBD.
After the tour, Migle and I went to Clarke Quay for some ice-cream!
This green tea ice-cream was worth walking on my tired feet an extra 10 or 15 minutes for. Did you ever see such a beautiful ice cream? I think not.
That’s all for now folks! More news soon 🙂 ❤