Tag: Singapore

Reading the Fine Print: Singapore’s Entry and Public Health Measures

As a public health major, it’s interesting to observe the stark differences in COVID-19 situations between the United States and Singapore, not to mention to live through and actively participate in both countries’ preventative measures. To many Americans, Singapore’s methods may seem a bit over the top, but it suffices to say that I feel ...

Sleepless Nights, Sleepless Flights: The Journey to Singapore

(January 2, written retroactively) With tired shoulders and stiff neck, I arrived in Singapore on January 1, ringing in the New Year on the plane. I’m currently writing from my hotel room in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, where I served my brief self-isolation while awaiting my on-arrival COVID test results (thankfully, negative!). New Jersey ...

Sleepless Nights, Sleepless Flights: The Trials of Pre-Departure

(December 30, 2021) Although I haven’t yet physically commenced my journey to Singapore, preparing for this trip has been quite the journey in itself. As I lie here in bed at 1AM on Thursday, December 30, the first day of the long 31-hour journey ahead, the reality is beginning to hit me – I’ll be ...

Little trip to Malaysia!

April 10, 2019 I forgot to talk about my trip to Malaysia! Recently I went with a couple friends to an island called Tioman Island in Malaysia. I had spoken previously about how I haven’t traveled to other countries outside of Singapore because I wanted to stay on budget but Malaysia was actually not too ...

Go anywhere, go EVERYWHERE

January 28, 2019 OVERVIEW Download the app “Grab”, it is the equivalent of Uber here in Singapore. Just like Uber also has Uber Eats, Grab also has Grab Food Make sure to add money to either your student ID card or EZ-link card, in order to use the MRT DON’T EAT ON THE MRT In ...

“Dude, How Did You Get in Google’s Office?”

In my last post, I described how my sense of humor led me on to get an opportunity to visit the prestigious office of Google APac Headquarters. What? I didn’t mention my sense of humor anywhere? Well, a healthy sense of humor can help one form quick friendships. Tonny and I got along well because ...

Network. It Can Take You Places.

I was printing some documents and doing my German homework at my hall’s common room where I met another exchange student, Tonny. He is taking the same course and we immediately got talking over the homework and how hard the whole course is. Tonny is an exchange student as well from Sydney, Australia. He had ...