FINALLY! Internet at home!
11:49 PM | Author: Dan Berlin
YAY! After much waiting, I can finally access the Internet at home. I can't tell you how disconnected I have felt waiting for my paperwork to go through so that I could get set up!

In any event, I made a short video showing my apartment here in Singapore, in which I should be staying for the foreseeable future. Things are going well here, and I am really enjoying life in Singapore.

Tomorrow Hien arrives with an entourage of family and friends to help us take some wedding photos. As you check out the apartment, keep in mind that I need to shelter 6 people in this place for 5 days! I think it will be fun, but there might be a line for the bathroom...

I'll post updates and photos as we take them. :-)

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On March 27, 2009 at 8:46 AM , Janny said...

Nice place! So glad about your 'net connection and getting your blog updated. Have a great time with the wedding photos, and please be sure post about the visit. I want a pic of the bathroom line! ;)

On March 28, 2009 at 10:16 PM , Dan Berlin said...

Sure thing! Tomorrow we're going to the Botanical Gardens. Cross your fingers that they don't kick us out for filming and taking photos. You can get written permission, but it seemed like that was only necessary for commercial filming, so we're taking our chances!

On March 29, 2009 at 2:28 AM , nstein2456 said...

Wow, such a nice place Dan, congratulations. Love the fist round of wedding photos, looking forward to more.

On April 21, 2009 at 3:58 AM , Arthur Curry said...

Half bath only has a toilet, like at a gas station. Do they do construction in the morning and does that make it loud early?

What is the average temperature and what season is it there? How far is your work from your dwelling? Is the food there superior? What are the local prices like? What's the native language?

On April 22, 2009 at 8:15 AM , Dan Berlin said...

Construction happens all night, but it's not that loud, so I never notice. The windows keep the noise out. No seasons, we're almost ON the equator, so it's always around 30-32 C (88-90F) high, and cool 70s at night.

I'm about 10 minutes in a cab from work, 15-20 by subway, so it's not a long commute. The food is quite good here, but only asian fruits and vegetables, which makes me miss the local stuff from home. They do have a lot of exotic things that I really like, though!

Cost of living for everything except commercials goods is quite inexpensive. Food is cheap, unless you go to a restaurant. There are inordinate taxes on liquor. About the same as NY for housing, restaurants, etc.

Native language is English and Mandarin, mostly people speak both, but English is on the signs with the biggest font.

The laws are strict as hell, which makes it a pleasure to do anything, because there is so little crime, but you can't chew gum.

On April 24, 2009 at 10:44 PM , Arthur Curry said...

Sounds like a good deal, except for the liquor tax. And I would rather have it be 10 degrees cooler but it's better than Chicago weather. I don't like gum anyways.

On April 24, 2009 at 10:45 PM , Arthur Curry said...

DO tey have beaches you can go to on weekends?

On April 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM , Dan Berlin said...

Yes, there are beaches you can go to on the weekends, as a matter of fact! It's an island, so there are beaches all around. Some are pretty nice. In fact, I think we have some photos from one of the beaches, hopefully I'll get around to posting some more photos here soon!