Full disclosure… I’ve never been to Singapore or anywhere in Asia for that matter. Ryan has traveled over the past 2 years to Singapore 4 times for work. I also have to admit that when he first started going, I had no idea where Singapore really was. What country is it a part of? My worldwide geography was sadly lacking. It turns out Singapore is one of the few city nations in the world. It is an island located at the tip of Malaysia almost right on the equator (which is how it earned one of it’s nicknames, “the little red dot”).
This means Singapore is HOT all year round. Coming from Connecticut, this is going to take some getting used to for all of us. It’s hard to imagine living where the temperature is always between 77 and 95 degrees and the only difference is a wet season in November-January. All those jackets and sweaters will be going into storage for the next 2 years!
One of the most exciting aspects of this move for us, is the ease of travel to other locations in Asia. Singapore’s airport is one of the biggest hubs in Asia, which means lots of frequent and inexpensive flights to places that have always sounded dream-like to me. Bali, Phuket, Ha-Long bay, Australia, India, China, Japan are all anywhere between a 1 and 8 hour flight. Right now we are super excited and motivated to plan all our possible travel, I only hope we can sustain the momentum!
Next up… Figuring out where the kids will go to school.