After returning to Shanghai On October 9, I had three days of catching up with laundry, getting myself sorted and getting over jetlag. I then headed off to Singapore where I’m currently hanging out for the week. The mission is to complete my PR application. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
I’m staying near Bugis, a very colourful local area close to where Christoph used to live when he first moved to Asia. There is the Sri Krishna Hindu Temple which is located just two doors away from the Kwan Im Thong Hood Choo Buddhist Temple. And not too far is Little India and Arab Street. I love the melting pot of cultures and religions and how everyone just gets along with each other and life. After so much time spent in China, it is so refreshing for me to meet and speak with such friendly and polite people everywhere I go here. I can chat with just about anyone and language is not a barrier and neither is culture.
However, what is new to me is the recent influx of Vietnamese residents. I was super surprised and happy to hear the southern Vietnamese language being being used. With Teo Chiew, Mandarin, English and now Vietnamese being spoken… I feel like I could very easily fit into the mix :o)