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Singapore Day 2 - Drupal Tour 2016

By Eduardo García ● CTO | February 23rd, 2016

Yesterday with all our batteries we traced our plan to try to visit and do as much as possible.

Our first stop was in Singapore Chinatown to eat a delicious Dim Sum for a reasonable price.

dim sum

After our breakfast, we continue to the Embassy of Indonesia. Why, well at the past DrupalCon in India and a couple conversations with some members of the community, I realise that will be more valuable regarding the objectives of my [trip]((/articles/2016/01/19/around-the-drupal-world-in-120-days) exchange New Zealand by Indonesia. For that reason, I went to that embassy to try to get my visa.

Before to continue I want to say I love the web application http://gothere.sg; The public transport works in Singapore. I never have to wait more than 3 minutes for my next ride and the application provides exact information about how and what is the fast way to reach my destination.

gothere

In the embassy, I notice the rules said MENs can’t enter the embassy in shorts and guess what I was wearing. I was ready to appeal to the security lady, but, as soon as she sees my hairy legs, she provides me with a pair of sweatpants to enable me to get inside the embassy.

With the help desk for visas, I could determine that I have a present a real flight ticket to Indonesia, and I am not available to buy due I have to define my visit to the Philippines to try to participate in their Drupal Camp, so I will postpone my visa request to Vietnam at least.

To continue with our tourist mission, we take a bus towards “Gardens by the Bay”, these attraction consist of a dome dedicated to flowers around the world and a dome decided to cloud forest. The architecture of the place in conjunction that everything is just beautiful makes me felt that paid $28 SGD per person is a bargain.

gardes dome 1

gardes dome 2

Inside gardens, the is a bridge with 22 meters height and 100 long that allow you the whole area with a magnificent view, the access cost 5 SGD.

gardes bridge

We decided to find a place to direct indirect to The Merlion, and sadly we find a place in the Singapore River area. A place with a nice view and a good vibe, we drunk a jug of beer, and then the menu, a combination of English and Chinese. I felt in the typical scam for tourists bad food, overpriced; I have to say we pay a fortune and good looking food but tiny and with a bad taste :S

With our sullied pride, we continue The Merlion, and we got good pictures, ending the day we felt still a little hunger and them we find a ramen place in FourSquare, right price and excellent taste, so lesson learned, double check the final price and about confusing menus.

ramen marisco

Back home I started to think about a technical post for my company related to Drupal 8, and I wrote the blog post Debugging Twig templates in Drupal 8 Kint.

Tomorrow I will meet with a local drupaler in the morning and at night I will participate in a Drupal Meetup Singapore and of course, try to visit a tourist place.

Walking

Distance (steps)
Singapore (Today) 22.249
Previously 124.667
**Total** 146.916