Quest Day is a great name for the only planned break from 5-10 mile hikes around Singapore. Tom’s only objective for us was to explore parts of Singapore that the class syllabus didn’t cover, onContinue reading
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Leaving “The Fine City”
It’s March 10th, 9am in Singapore. It’s March 10th, 10am in Japan. It’s March 10th, 8am in Thailand. It’s March 9th, 8pm in North Carolina, USA. By the end of today, everyone was going toContinue reading
A little mud!
We start the day today at 8AM, a little early for most considering the past two quest days. This time we’re taking a bus to mount ritchie, so we can sit back and relax forContinue reading
Orchids And Snakes, An Unlikely Combo
Today was a beautiful day. A monsoon brought majorly bad weather this entire week, so today was just another torrential downpour. However, for some inexplicable reason, the clouds parted and the sun shone through. WeContinue reading
Quest Day: Finding Relaxation and Legacies of Colonization
Saturday March 4th, 2023 For one day of our three week itinerary in Singapore, students have the opportunity to venture on a self-directed “quest day.” There’s only one rule for quest day: you must goContinue reading
Over The River and Through the Woods…to Bukit Timah We Go!
Today’s hike was the long anticipated MacRitchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah. For days, the rains have been holding us back from accessing this area—while the MacRitchie area is beautifully paved and curated, the Bukit TimahContinue reading
Truly a Garden City!
What a first day in Singapore! Well… my actual first day was wandering off a fifteen-hour flight into the most BEAUTIFUL airport I have ever been in. I mean… look at that… So that wasContinue reading
Ode to Kaya Toast
Temple crawl day: the day where Tom Schultz, Singapore aficionado and satay enthusiast, takes a day off from corralling a bunch of 20-something year-olds around Singapore and lets the students plan the day. In thisContinue reading
Yuna’s Otterly Amazing Birthday
I started my day a little later than planned, but that didn’t stop me from getting my morning “copi” fix. I picked up a Nescafe coffee from the hotel vending machine and a bread bunContinue reading
En(durian)ing the Singapore Heat
Unlike the days prior, I did not start off my day with an egg prata. In a vague attempt at being financially responsible, my roommate — Madeleine — and I ate oatmeal before setting offContinue reading