I had a lightening visit to Singapore this week to run a conference and attend some client meetings.

I travelled with a colleague and good friend who previously lived in Singapore and wanted to show me his favourite city sights and restaurants. My friend likes to walk, so most days we walked about 17kms per day - going to the gym in the morning and then walking for a few hours in the evening after work. Lucky I packed my sneakers. Our evenings were fun, popping into great bars and restaurants and walking everywhere.

Since I had never had Singaporean chilli crab, it was determined that I needed to experience this and the place to go is Jumbo Seafood. The chilli crab was delicious and sooo messy - you can see me looking very glam in my bib and beer - the beer was essential as the chilli was pretty hot.

On the evening after we ran the conference, our guests took us out to dinner. They asked my colleague if I liked to drink champagne and he said yes. I was absolutely stunned when they opened a magnum of Krug champagne and took us to a special restaurant that served peking duck. Asian hospitality is absolutely amazing and the restaurant and food was incredible, a once in a lifetime experience.

I did not have much time to shop but stumbled upon an Issey Miyake Bao Bao bag - Iridescent Rainbow. It was love at first sight!

Photo 1 - the view to Marina Bay sands
Photo 2 - View from Level 33 bar and microbrewery (we had a pre-dinner drink here)
Photo 3 - cooking on satay street - where we had dinner of satay sticks and lime juice. Whilst it may look like I drank lots of beer (which I did) I drank even more water and lime juice - it is a highlight of Singapore.
Photo 4 - the new bag!!
Photo 5 - 8 - dinner at Jumbo seafood (chilli crab in photo 8 is indeed worth the mess)
Photo 9 - proof that I actually travelled for work, this was popping out for lunch after an office meeting in the Arab Quarter
Photo 10 & 11 - groovy bar on Emerald Terrace and waterside at Boat Quay
Photo 12 - 14 - the celebration dinner, peking duck being carved and wasabi prawns and me with the champagne.

Most valuable travel accessory - my trusty Nike Air Max 97's. Worn on my evening walking adventures (but not with the lace dress). What I wore is in Finds. My special presentation suit I forgot to photograph, but was the navy blue pant suit and red blouse.

What a week! I am now back home and looking forward to a few quiet (and alas work heavy months) in the lead up to the new decade - 2020 is less than 90 days away!

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