On Friday night, Jeff and I met up with my friend Jihyun. She comes to Singapore regularly for work. We all used to go to middle school together and Jihyun and I used to work at Orange Julius together when we were 14. Wow, flashbacks. Anyway, we got together for some drinks at New Asia, a bar on the 71st and 72nd floors of the Swisshotel. The views were pretty amazing.
Our drinks: Jihyun got a Merlion, I got the Stamford Tower, Jeff got a 3-in-1. Mine was actually pretty good, but I felt like I was at a theme park with my goofy building-shaped drink cup. Jihyun's looked like a toothbrush holder.
This is what my drink was supposed to look like. We were at the top, where the big windows are.
The city is preparing for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix next weekend, hence the bright lights illuminating the street track below. It's the only night race on the entire F1 circuit. We bought tickets to the race before we were 100% sure that we would be moving to Singapore. Jeff is really looking forward to it.
After we were done at New Asia, we went to check out the festivities at Clarke Quay for the Mid-Autumn Festival. There are lots of lit up displays like these along the quay.
Then we walked down through Chinatown because Jihyun had never been before, and because I wanted to see the lanterns there again. I think they're beautiful.