My newest sister-in-law, Selam, recently asked me, “What’s the most interesting thing you saw since you arrived (pictures are plus)? ;)”
My initial reaction to the question is that there are so many interesting sights and experiences that I cannot pick just one that stands above the rest. I thought Selam would not mind me making a blog post of some of my answers 🙂 So here some of the sights are in no particular order. Some are just beautiful. Some are expected; some are not. Some are cool. Some are just… well… bizarre. But they are all interesting to me.
The week before Andrew started his job we made an effort to do some sight seeing while we could still enjoy the weekday crowds. One of the places we had the opportunity to see was Sentosa. This tiny island is connected to the main island of Singapore by a boardwalk.
Marina Bay Sands
The biggest cantilever building in the world. I expected this because my architect brother, Nathanael, talked quite a bit about this neat building before I even left for Singapore 🙂
In this category would fall our pink apartment. (See our earlier blog post here.) What can I say? We just weren’t expecting so much pink.
At first I didn’t get why some bicycles were this way. But then Andrew pointed out that it makes sense. When they are built in this smaller manner they can be brought into elevators and stored much more easily than the typical bike.
Yakinoka Rice Burgers – from Mos Burger
The Southernmost Point of Continental Asia
We were first introduced to the “bathroom=shower stall” in our hotel room. After one weekend of apartment searching we discovered it was the norm. Our current bathrooms (again, see our blog about our apartment) have no tubs or curtains or anything separating our showers from the rest of the bathroom.
- In a local grocery store. Too pricey to try.