Singapore (May 13 – May 19)

My second week at the OrangeASEAN Factory program. We moved from the Singapore Managment University (SMU) to the Unilever Asia HQ. Different place, same work!

Our new office!

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The first weekend in Singapore got kickstarted on Friday when we got invited to see the movie; nooit meer slapen (beyond sleep), a movie based on the famous Dutch novel by W.F. Hermans. The movie was okay, nothing spectacular but that might change when you have read the book. I haven’t. See the trailer below!

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The day after was our last day at SMU and after a morning full of work we did a social activity to foster group bonding. We played crazy88 in groups of three. Basically what crazy88 is, is running around throughout Singapore doing weird things to score point. For instance: taking a photo as a mannequin, in a baby stroller or on the 14th floor of a building. After the crazy88 and dinner the whole group went to the Bingo players DJing in a club in the Marina Bay building. The most iconic building in Singapore. At its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world’s most expensive standalone

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After the Crazy88 and dinner, the whole group went to the Bingo players DJing in a club in the Marina Bay building. The most iconic building in Singapore. At its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including the land cost. The resort includes a 2,561-room hotel, a 120,000-square-metre (1,300,000 sq ft) convention-exhibition centre, the 74,000 m2 (800,000 sq ft) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, two large theatres, “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, a skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.

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On Sunday it was time to relax after a stressful and busy week. We decided to go to one of Singapore’s many islands. Photos from our trip to Lazarus and St. Johns Island below!

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On Monday a new week started but this time at the other side of Singapore. At the Unilever HQ. It is a nice coworking space but has crazy expensive coffee. Not so good for a coffeeholic like me. On Monday we also visited the Tiger brewery in Singapore.  Tiger is a joint venture of Heineken International.

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On Wednesday it was finally time to see one of Singapore’s most acclaimed tourist attractions. The lights show at gardens by the bay! Photos from the lights show below!

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And so it is Friday again. Time for the progress presentations. Tonight we will go see startup pitch at the global conference of Get In The Ring. In the weekend a couple of us will go on a road trip through southern Malaysia! Looking forward to it!

Interesting photos from our dinner at a vegetarian restaurant in Little India!

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