Thursday, August 15, 2013


Last month I got to take my coolest work trip to date....a week and a half in Singapore [and a couple days in Malaysia]. 

Even better, Will was able to fly from Melbourne to meet me for a few days of vacation! International rendezvous? Check.

Things of note:
1. Business class is ridiculous. That was probably the first and last time I will ever fly it, and my heart is sad.
2. Singapore is the most IMMACULATE place I have ever been. It is clean, clean, clean.
3. It is also the most expensive place I've ever been. I thought Australia was bad, but that's nothing compared to Singapore. Average cost for a drink was $15!!! 
4. The food. But I was also guilty of eating at McDonald's...twice.
5. Malaysia is basically a big palm tree jungle.
6. There may or may not be an establishment well known for employing ladies of the night. We may or may not have gone there as a joke. It may or may not have been absolutely hilarious and also very troubling.
7. Rooftop bars are a  thing there. I am not complaining.
8. Will and I rented an apartment off of Airbnb in a cool little neighborhood. There was a bar below us called "Coq and Balls". It may have taken me a few minutes to get it. 

My friend and I ate the whole thing. It was HUGE, so this is impressive.

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

SEVEN STORY MALL. And this isn't even the biggest one in Malaysia.

The one picture from the ladies of the night establishment. The music was at least good, and we did make other Aussie friends who were there for the same reason we were [extreme people watching].

If I wasn't moving to Australia, I'd move to Singapore in a heartbeat!
[Oh, did I never mention that first part before?]

 It is an expat's paradise. Perhaps I'll make my way up there at some point!


Erin said...

We definitely need some details on the big move to Australia!! How exciting!

Ashley said...

i totally feel cool already knowing you were moving to Australia...speaking of - i need updates (so i can continue feeling cool).

and thanks Alex - my "places i need to go list" was already way too long and now i need to add singapore...if "palm tree paradise" and 7 story malls weren't enough to get me there, as a gamecock, i feel it's my duty to visit the coq and ball.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Eeeek! I am so jealous of your travels! Lucky girl!

And Australia?! Details!!!!

Sara Louise said...

I'm going to echo Ashley's sentiment... I feel super cool :)
And it makes my heart happy that Will got to meet up with you!

Katie said...

You take the most amazing work trips!! That's awesome that Will flew there too...I love how you're totes moonlighting as a lady of the night ;)

Nicole Marie said...

wow so freaking cool!! and business classs. ugg my dream espeically for a super long flgiht

ashleyshari2010 said...

JEALOUS!!!! Your pictures are amazing!!

Hollie Ann said...

You got to fly business class!???? I am soooo jealous. I gave every single person in business class the stink eye when I flew home from Rome. Hahaha. Singapore looks pretty cool! My Dad lives in Japan, I'm hoping to make my way out to Asia next year before he moves home.

Deidre said...

Yay for coming to Australia :) We'll have to meet up when you get here :)

I've only been into the Singapore airport and I loved that they had free computers with internet there and even the airport was CLEAN.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i went to singapore a few years ago and the first thing i noticed too was how clean it was too, everything was immaculate. also i couldn't get over the signs that durian fruit weren't allowed on the subways

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Singapore is definitely on the to-visit list! :)

Valerie said...

Omg what an amazing work trip!! I wish my company would send me to cool places like these <3 This looks gorgeous.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Totally jealous of your work trips! That building with the rooftop paradise looks awesome!!


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