Monday, August 3, 2009

safely arrived in singapore

Hey everybody, welcome to my new blog! This time i will be writing from asia, roughly said. Today i arrived in Singapore for my semester abroad, haven't seen much of it yet. I had way too much excitement lately and its hard to take all of that in at once... But I hope I adapt soon,and be a good student at National University of Singapore (NUS) so I can allow myself some freetime for travelling.

We travelled around 18 hours until we reached Singapore. That was enough time to watch some movies and old Simpson episodes. Well i guess you can imagine how hard it is for me to sit still and just wait...

As you see, nothing much happened so far. It took a while checking in (especially since my room was already taken...) and we spent too many hours getting lost in this crazy dorm maze. All the doors we need to go through and the elevator are ativated with pressing a key-button. As you might imagine, this does not always work out too well... Also you cannot enter any other corridor or elevator, meaning that once you turn the wrong way ur only choice is leaving the building and give it another shot. And guess what: You cannot use the stairs for going up, so better pray for the elevator... haha funny Singaporeans...
Bis surprise was that the door of our corridor somehow twists once in a while. This, by the way, was how we found out that there is only this one way to get into our corridor. All the other doors are only designed to get out... haha not funny... At least people are friendly enough and help you out when you start screaming for it ;)
Another interesting fact is, that private life sometimes is not to be supposed to be private. in the dorms. Visitors are only allowed between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. And if your visitor is the opposite sex, you are obliged to leave your door open...

Another highlight was the insane cheap food. I payed 1,50 SGD (Singapore Dollars) for a soup, rice, vegies and egg. This equals appromimately 70 Euro Cent or 1 US$... And yes I am sure I gain weight with all the good food they have down here :P

Well tomorrow morning I will finally sign up for school and become an official student of National University of Singapore (NUS). :)
I'll keep you updated!

1 comment:

  1. Schön das du sicher angekommen bist und die Stadt bereits eroberst.
    Liebe Grüße aus Berlin OMA, PAPA, MAMA und SUSE