I hit my limit and moved my flight from Singapore to London up by 24 hours. I simply wanna go home! I did three very full and very long days of work in Singapore, had one day free on Sunday during which I did my tiny tourist thing (cable car) but actually was only awake about 10 hours since the work was so intense and all this travel has been brutal. So here I am again on the airport wi-fi (what a pattern this has been lately!) waiting for boarding. I’ve already bought a few souvenirs (I know, at the airport shops, how sad!) and I’m typing so as to not fall asleep and miss this flight.
There were things I loved about Singapore. The multi-story car-park in which there was a sensor above each spot so the digital signs could direct you how many spots were open down every single row. At the place where I stayed, there were no keys at all but a little remote control transponder that you had to use to select your allowed floors in the lift, and open both the hallway doors and individual room doors. Clearly a theme emerges, the techno-geek in me loved high-tech Singapore.
There were things I hated about Singapore. The weather was horrid. I’m going to have to fumigate everything in my suitcase when I get home. In some ways it was so westernized so as to be depressing; it was hard to find any indication that I was actually in Asia. Only the dominance of black hair, the food, and an occasional sign with quite questionable English grammar reminded me that I was not still in Britain.
I think I would come back but not just to come to Singapore; perhaps I’ll have another Asian trip in the not-too-distant-future in which I could bring my sister and we could do several Asian stops, taking advantage of her ability to speak Chinese and get around off the beaten path. Or maybe I’d do a few days in Singapore en route to Australia or New Zealand, major stops on my dream world tour. But for now, I am about to get onto yet another intercontinental flight–4th in two weeks–and get my butt home for about 40 hours before the next flight. This world tour cannot end soon enough!