I flew back from Singapore early Saturday morning, it was 10:45am by the time I got on Airport Express. Once I got home I grabbed my scuba gear and headed out to Saikung(西貢). We had another scuba trip lined up!
Same boat as the previous trips. The important thing ...Read more
Ok, the last of my pictures from Singapore!
After the Night Safarimy former labmate Corrie and I went back to her hotel downtown. Let me spend a second to explain about the hotel situation.
I had booked a cheap budget hotel through the internet a few weeks ago, but as i found out a day before flying over, it was in a bad neighborhood. Singapore is one of the safest areas in the world, but it wasn't bad as in robbery... it was bad as in...Read more
Thursday night we had a fancy banquet for our conference:
Friday afternoon I gave my talk (with a pretty good reception, I was impressed with the turnout, especially considering it was the last session of the last day!)
That night they had a ' Night Safari' Trip that was included in the cost of the conference, dinner was included too apparently (between the banquets and what not, you DID get a lot for your money compared to most conferences).
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The conference I am at is pretty expensive as far as these things go, registration is US$500 per person, luckily for me I was able to get the university to pay for it before my contract ended. Some conferences are this expensive or more, but don't include any food, fortunately this one is quite decent as far as meals go...
This was our lunch on Thursday. It was a fixed menu, the other days they h...Read more
I've got a good # of pics to post, but I'll write up a good blog about them tonight (if I finish my presentation!)
Here's a quick pic I snapped in the airport of my Immigration form... they have this nice warning on the back:
According to the wikitravel article I read, they can get you for drug possession even if you just have drugs in your system...Read more
Here's the view from the Hotel that our conference is in... as its US$200+ a night I chose to search for more reasonable accommodations, but my former labmate managed to get a room on the 52nd floor. quite good:
and here's a video:
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As I mentioned, Monday was a pretty busy day. Not only did I have to get my work visa and go to Andrew's party, but I also had to go to CWB to pick up the 2nd part of my big purchase last week... the waterproof case for my new Canon IXY 75 Camera!
Because of the early ...Read more
In Singapore. I flew in late last night...
ITs a bit like HK, but less crowded (more like the NT I suppose). but I haven't seen much except for the inside of the conference center since this morning. Its still pretty hot outside though, i've never been this close to the equator before...
BUT I think I should have picked a better neighborhood for my hotel... I am afraid to walk back there after dark...
One of my old labmates is here at the conference too:
After work on Monday a bunch of us got together and had an impromptu Going Away dinner for Andrew. We got some good Pho at a Vietnamese place in Central... during dinner the conversation turned to what we should do afterwards, someone suggested a final poker game before Andrew leaves... so we did.
It was a pretty big game, we had 10 players (11 actually, if you could the one pair). We even got Amanda to play for once, and amazingly she did quite well, she was in the chip lead for most of the game. I started out slowly but I had a fe...Read more
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