Friday, March 16, 2007

A few additions to KL's post on things to know about Singapore:

- Asian women apparently don't like to sit on the toilet. Which equates to about 1/3 of the public restrooms in Singapore being what we have decided to call "squat toilets". Basically, instead of a toilet, there's two or three steps on the floor up to a porcelein hold in the floor, which sometimes has marks on either side to designate where your feet go (maybe to help with aim?). I believe most of us girls dealt with such toilets at least once during our trek.

- When looking for an exit, don't look for an "Exit". Look for the "Way Out".

- Ditch the knife. When you're given silverware (as opposed to the more common chopsticks) at most eating establishments, you're given a fork and a spoon. You cut with the spoon. It actually works quite well, though it's somewhat awkward at first.

- Milo is a way of life. Hot, cold, iced, frozen, dinosaur, or king kong, it's one of the best drinks your SGD can buy. It's made by the folks at Nestle, and is probably a version of Quik, but it's somehow way better. You make it with water, not milk, but it's still incredibly rich and creamy, plus it has electrolytes in it. I had it with every meal during our trek in Malaysia. And then I bought some to bring home. It's that good.

That's about all for now. I'm back on U.S. soil, but I'd go back to Singapore if given the chance. Definitely worth the long (and expensive) plane ride.

~ Lara

1 comment:

Sivasothi said...

Hey Lara! *waves from Singapore*

BTW there are two kinds of Milo - the ones made in Australia are more chocolatey and less sugary. You used to have to hunt them down in very specific shops but now they are easily available. Which one did you bring back?