First in Singapore
Trip Start May 13, 2007
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The next morning I woke up very early, a jog was the outcome of my highly energetic morning state. Man do you sweat here! Seriously, you sweat so much that your sweat stops tasting salty (not that I am tasting my sweat, at least on purpose that is), it feels like your sweating pure Evian or Dasini water
The closest train station, or housing village (here in Singapore most housing buildings are owned by the government and areas are set up by regions, all with their own train station, schools, hospital, etc.) is Clementi Station. I decided to venture out and discover what I could find. What I really needed was a towel, pillow, shampoo and a electric socket adapter. It seems that's another thing the world can't agree on, can't we just standardize one type of socket? How about the voltage difference? That already took the life of my electric shaver. After a while at Clementi I sat down to get some dinner, the nice little food court gets you wanting to try some of the very odd looking food. What I enjoyed the most about this place is the way your order; you come up to the stall of your preference, mumble back at the attendant what ever he said the food you pointed out is called and then take a seat. It takes about 1 minute and half until your food gets to you. I am telling you, you have not tried rice until you get here. Perfectly seasoned, white, fluffy, moist, steamed rice, "you've got rice?" I don't think so, not after this one.
The rest of my friends from Georgia Tech made it in yesterday, we went through orientation and today we have our first working day with DHL. (Ill be doing a research/internship project with DHL for about 3 weeks) The office is suppose to be across the island, this means Ill be taking Singapore's great public transportation, which will feel like commuting in NYC. But with weather good enough to enjoy a piņa colada and your regular nice Singaporean next to you, the ride to work might just not be to shabby at all.