The city state of Singapore was very welcoming.
I caught up with my friend May who studied with me at the University of Newcastle. She looked after me very well and helped to find me a place to stay with her American friends Don and Todd.
May took a day off and decided to hang out and catch up. Faced with the decision of what to do, she made the suggestion of going to the beach. The beach? In Singapore? She had to be kidding right?
Wrong. And so off we went to Sentosa, an island with manmade beaches complete with palm trees and lagoons. It’s a strange sight, but was great to spend time out in the sun with giant oil tankers out at sea on the horizon. In fact it kind of reminded me of Newcastle without the whole palm tree scene…
All in all I had a great time in Singapore, but I was itching to get home – only a few days at the most! So I thanked May, packed my bags for the last time and jumped on a plane for that last leg home….