03.11.2014 - 05.11.2014
After three weeks of feeling very remote, it was such a relief to be back in civilization again! We spent 2 lovely days with our dear friends Stefan and Jade and their beautiful daughter Lily, and I wish we could have had at least two more days! It just felt so good seeing familiar faces, the usual shopping malls and proper Western food again... I know that sounds silly, but you don't realize how much we take these little things for granted. Since Jens and I had recently visited Singapore just three years ago and we had seen most of the attractions, we didn't feel the need to do any site-seeing. This worked out great because since we only had such a short time, we were able to spend more quality time with Stefan and Jade.
The first day, Jens and I needed to stock up on some of our beauty products, so we walked up and down Orchard Road admiring all the beautiful shops and indulging in some delicious Starbucks. That evening, the four of us went to dinner at the Newton Hawker Food Court for some local food, and it was really awesome! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was so laid-back.
The second day, while Stefan was at work, Jade took us to the Far East Mall, where I was able to get a much-needed pedicure... it felt so good to be pampered again! ;-) Stefan took a half day off work, so he took us to Sentosa Beach that afternoon, which was super relaxing. We lounged on the beach, and I napped while the boys had some good catch-up time over some beers. That evening, we went to a great Italian restaurant for dinner, which was along the Singapore River near the Clarke Quay.
It was really sad having to say goodbye to Stefan and Jade, but we had such a wonderful time and we can't thank them enough for their generous hospitality!!