I figured since I have such a huge number of international readers, I am gonna write this post in english. Depending on how it goes, I will perhaps do that once in a while. After all, my thesis paper will be in english and I should take every chance I could possibly get to further improve my english writing skills.

However, when I woke up yesterday morning I was extremely tired (still don’t manage to fall asleep at night), so I stumbled into the kitchen to prepare some coffee before my morning workout. And just as I am about to put the capsule into the coffee machine, a cockroach runs past me on the kitchen counter. I screamed and jumped at least one meter up in the air, and once I managed to calm down I realised I had to catch it. Because God knows what would happen if i didn’t. So I started to hunt it around the apartment with a glass in my hand. After a short and intense session I managed to catch it, but the problem now was that I didn’t know what to do with it. Until today, when Amanda reminded me of how I killed a similar animal by pouring boiling water over it when we were neighbours at NTU a few years ago. So the first thing I did today after I got home from the office was to prepare for the death of the cockroach. All in all it took me about an hour to plan his death and to finally execute him. After all I had to somehow flip the glass and pour the water inside without him escaping, and without me accidentally touching it. Anyway, now he is drop dead.


I was not supposed to talk about the cockroach in this post. But the idea was to tell you about the rest of my day, because it mostly consisted of some serious sightseeing. The friend from uni that I have been telling you about earlier (Shermaine) namely has a boyfriend (Sean) that fortunately for me works with tourism. As the kind person he (actually) is, he offered to take me on some sort of guided tour this particular Sunday. At 9am they picked me up and at about 10pm I was back home again, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I am too tired at the moment to explain everything in detail anyway. However, we started the day by having breakfast at a local market, and rounded the day off with a tour in the Singapore Flyer and a walk around Gardens by the Bay.

IMG_17261. Shermaine 2. Children inside a dragon (CNY) 3. Pork porridge, dumplings, soya milk etc. 4. Frogs for sale at the market, twice the size of my fist


1. Shop houses behind Orchard Road 2. The Singapore flyer 3. Swallow saliva (alltså saliv från svala), yes I tasted it 4. The Moët cabin of the flyer


1. Ice skating rink inside the Marina Bay Sands 2. Gardens by the Bay and the Super Tree Grove 3. The flyer and Marina Bay 4. The bridge linking some of the Super Trees togetherIMG_1732

1. Inside the conservatory 2. and 3. Cloud Forest 4. Flower Dome
IMG_17301. Me in the sky bar on top of the highest Super Tree 2. View 3. The harbour 4. Sky bar
IMG_1731 At 7.45pm, right after dark, there was a light show called the OCBS Garden Rhapsody. It was surreal and awesome.

The Gardens by the Bay was the most spectacular thing I have ever seen, but unfortunately my phone camera don’t give justice to the surroundings. The australians call it the Avatar gardens, and there is a pretty good reason why. Simply it is something that must be experienced.

IMG_1652 View over the conservatoriesIMG_1660 IMG_1688

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Perre · February 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Just keep the stories coming ! :-) Singapore is to be recommended to everybody visiting that part of the world….

Lean · February 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’ll do my best;)

Emelie · February 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

We had a lot of cockroaches when I lived in South Africa and they can actually survive a nuclear bomb. Pretty amazing animals:

Lean · February 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Yes, seems like they can survive pretty much everything. But I am quite sure I found its weakest link;)

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