Turning a business trip into a fun trip is easy, says moi. Last February, my company sent me to Singapore to attend an Aviation Convention to network and find leads (I used to work under the Sales & Marketing Group). Being in sales is all about connecting with people and establishing trust. It’s not easy to turn leads into a client, but I learned a lot from the experience and it taught me how to think and operate in a different kind of setting.
I had the chance to explore the city with couchsurfers by joining a group through the CS website.
Singapore’s transportation system is known for being efficient and easy to use. Here’s me and my BFF hanging out at one of the stations before my flight home.
Bukit Timah’s Old Railway Track
Spending my alone time strolling along the roads of SG
Zam Zam Restaurant – please do not miss this place! Serves DELICIOUS Indian-Muslim food.
The most famous mosque in Singapore, Masjid Sultan
National Gallery of Singapore features art of Southeast Asia. I gathered a lot of photos from this musuem and I think it deserves a separate post.
Marina Bay Sands from afar
Gardens By The Bay
Singapore Light Show
Chijmes, a compound made of restaurants. It’s a former convent.
Lau Pa Sat Hawker Center – the best place to get food in Singapore is through a hawker place!!
During this trip (after the days assigned for work) I luckily connected with Leslie from Couchsurfing, and showed us that Singapore is more than just a progressive country with tons of buildings. There’s a lot of nature too. If you plan on exploring this side of SG, make your research and look for a local that can be trusted and willing to bring you around. This may not be easy to do, especially if you are used to joining *pricey* group tours, but give it a try!
Wishing you adventure and explorations and good food.