I’ve been here for 5 days.
In the early morning of Saturday, Dharyl sent me to LCCT airport after a night overnighting at his house. I took 40 minutes to reach LCCT, 40 minutes to check-in and bording, 40 minutes to fly from KL to Singapore and 40 minutes in MRT to reach my residential area, Clementi from Changi Airport.
I met my aunt, mom’s cousin, and she fetched me to tour a few shopping centres around. After that, I met Jern Tat, who’s a friend of Freddy. He was very kind and generous for offering help to me, which saved a lot of my time to wander around in NUS and Singapore. He’s also the one who found me this apartment’s room, with aircond installed and also a built-in personal bathroom.
For the first day, I did not visit my university, instead I went to IMM shopping centre to register an internet service. I was told my room doesn’t have the dunno-wad-starhub-cable and was forced to use mobile internet, which speed was capped at 7.2Mbps. I felt quite disappointed at the momment when I know that I couldn’t get the 100Mbps line. But for now, I’ve to get both, the mobile internet and the home internet b’coz the frigging mobile internet keep having errors in loading pages which made me frustrated a lot.
I visited my university on the 3rd day of arrival. The university is very, very big. Somehow I think it’s bigger than University of Birmingham but I couldn’t confirm about it. The best part of there’s varies types of food selling inside the campus, and yet it is darn cheap. From Japanese food to McDonalds, the price is ranged about 30-40% cheaper than those outside the campus. Indeed, I am so happy b’coz I don’t have to eat Subway or Jacket Potatoes ONLY anymore.. at least for a year I can CHOOSE my lunch. I went for registration for the university, took my student card, but have not done my student pass yet.
I used to hear people talking about Singapore is a shopping heaven. And it really did proved itself. The shopping malls in Orchard is damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn huge and a lot of them. But too bad, or luckily, I’m not a shopper. This isn’t that big, and isn’t that small either. Major places can be reached by taking buses or MRT. If only I’m staying here for longer, I guess I will get a damn car.. I don’t feel good to walk to the bus station everyday =(
I think the people here is much more educated and I feel safer. Not to be racist but I guess because of the majority Chinese here made me thought so =D
Oh ya, and at least the driver let me CROSS the road first in the little-zebra-lines and I was like omg never thought this will ever happen in Asia.
With my limited vocabs, I guess it’s hard for you guys to picture what I saw here. And I didn’t write everything precisely as I couldn’t remember the details anymore =/
Oh yeah, and why isn’t there any picture?
Because my damn Iphone has no WIFI or 3G Internet to do some mobile uploads. And because of that I did not bother to take photos and transfer into my laptop blablabla..
I guess I’ve made a wise choice to do student exchange here, with the only disadvantages.. to leave my classmates over UK. =( sorry guys, I will see you guys in 1 year.. please tahan and don’t resit over there. Or for those BEng takers, please resit so that we can meet again by next year =D (with a condition I don’t fail for myself)
Okay, what else?
I’m going back soon, probably this coming Sunday. It was supposed to be Friday but I have to register my internet this Saturday’s morning. So.. my 100Mbps comes first =D
A lonely guy in a lonely room, somewhere on 10th floor in Clementi Ave 4.