New Urban Male is a men’s clothing store in Singapore.
New Urban Male has a giant sperm as it’s logo in the store window display.
Sometimes I’m left speechless.
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I’ll see you out there…!
Traveling exposes you to new things, that’s for sure. From food, music, fashion, holidays and more, you’ll always be surprised when you visit a new country.
But despite the differences, there are also many similarities. You’ll find the same food, music, fashion, holidays and more in New York as you would in Bangkok, reminding you that the more we are different, the more we are all the same.
And then there are the things that catch you by surprise. That make you do a double-take. The thinks that make you stop and say, “what on earth was that?”. Let me show you what I mean from a trip to Singapore… behold, giant bottles of soy sauce.
There’s nothing wrong with being a tourist (it’s part of my travel philosophy). And drinking a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel is high up on the “touristy” list of things to do in Singapore.
What is a Singapore Sling?
The famous Singapore Sling is a fruity, alcoholic drink that originated at the Raffles Hotel way back in 1915. The bartender, Ngiam Tong Boon, invented it as a drink for British Ladies (thus it’s striking pink color) because they weren’t supposed to be seen drinking in public.
Whether it’s a tower, wheel, needle or office building, every city has some sort of observation deck. But the recently open Marina Bay Sands SkyPark in Singapore is the epitome of luxury, height, novelty and coolness.
When I shared with a colleague of mine that I was going to Singapore, he told me I had to check out this new hotel that opened with an observation deck that extends over the end of the building. I researched what he was talking about, inquired with their media department and was graciously given a tour of the newest and most happening hot spot in Singapore.
Unfortunately with business trips, you don’t always have the chance to see much of the city you’re traveling in. Such is the case with this trip. I’m hoping Thursday night will yield some fun. The combination of jet lag and work responsibilities has prevented lots of fun time. Nonetheless, I thought I would share some observations from 2 days in Singapore.
- Singapore is like being in a big city in the United States. It doesn’t feel like you are in Asia – at first glance. You’ll find every brand name in Singapore.