Tuesday, 6 May 2014

24 Hours in Singpoo

Hey all!! Whew, the weekend was a whirlwind - I hopped on a bus at 8am on Saturday to travel all the way to Singypoo to check out some of my songs being performed in a showcase at the Esplanade Concourse, by a new performer friend, Cheryl. It was a lot of fun, and what was more exciting was that (as somebody reminded me) I've again gone international, with my Singaporean debut! (I tend to forget that Singapore isn't a part of this country. So yes, international borders crossed, baby!) Cheryl performed Be It Unto Me from Follow The Light as well as the entirety of Dreaming Outside the Box, my 10-minute musical about the two jacks-in-the-box who have been neglected and dream of a happier life. Check out the video below of Cheryl and her singing partner, Mitchell Lagos, performing Dreaming on Saturday night, to an enthusiastic reception from the audience:

I also found a new hotel to stay at during this trip, which is the Grand Park Orchard right in the heart of the city. Great location, across from Paragon and Takashimaya shopping malls, and a stone's throw away from both Orchard and Somerset MRT stations. I'd definitely stay there again; the room was modern and comfortable, albeit a touch odd in the choice of wallpaper decor as it meant sleeping with a woman hovering over my bed, which is a lot less creepy than it sounds:

Honestly, wassup with that?
After the showcase, Jo and I had dinner at Raffles City followed by too much dessert, which was a lot of fun. We called it a night at about 11:30pm, and I stayed at the hotel till check-out time the next day at noon, before hopping on a bus back home. (The bus ride back was a nightmare as the roads were jammed, causing me to arrive home more than an hour later than scheduled, but I shall largely put that out of my mind and focus on the positives intead!). All in all, it was a really good 24-hour trip, and I look forward to more visits to Singypoo (never thought I'd say that again!) :)) Here are more pics:

Cheryl on stage
Selfie alert!!

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