Category Archive: Singapore & Malaysia (2011)

Malaysia: Days 5 – 7

With the start of the new year, new responsibilities were also looming on the horizon. KH & JK returned to work, HZ only had vacation leave until the 3rd, and AN would start at… Continue reading

Malaysia: Day 4

Day 4 was New Year’s Eve, but when you’re surrounded by palm trees it doesn’t really feel like the last day of the year… Our first stop for the day was the Kek… Continue reading

Malaysia: Day 3

We may have woken up from the noise of other groups departing the guesthouse, but it was the prospect of strawberries and scones for breakfast that got us out of bed. A few of… Continue reading

Malaysia: Day 2

Our day began early, as it would take us a few hours to reach Cameron Highlands. We had planned to travel to Cameron and Georgetown, Penang over the New Year weekend — spending… Continue reading

Malaysia: Day 1

As stated in Day 4 in Singapore, HZ and I were flying at night to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The flight was only an hour, but it took us less than 5 minutes to fall… Continue reading

Singapore: Day 5.5 + 6

I love flying in half-empty flights. It’s bad for the environment, but it makes traveling less stressful — there’s not as many strangers sitting close to me, invading my personal space and testing… Continue reading

Singapore: Day 5

Being on JET means getting a chance to meet people from other countries working in the same prefecture as you. That is certainly true for me — V, one of the people I… Continue reading

Singapore: Day 4

This “day” was only half a day — HZ and I were scheduled to fly to Kuala Lumpur that night, so we only had the morning and afternoon to go around. Between the… Continue reading

Singapore: Day 3

My friend and his brothers had promised to play at Universal Studios Singapore (on Sentosa Island) with their cousin during her visit. Guess who went as well? To be honest, I wasn’t exactly… Continue reading

Singapore: Day 2

It was Christmas Day. But of course, Singapore doesn’t have a winter season, nor any overwhelming desire to care about Western traditions. So all stores were open, and it was just another day… Continue reading

Singapore: Day 1

As I sit here, shivering under my kotatsu in the middle of a chilly Japanese winter, I can’t help but think back to the warmth and humidity of the winter vacation I’ve just came… Continue reading