This past week, I had the opportunity to go to a spot on the map I had not been to before. Well, I guess it is a bit more than a spot. In fact, I actually never had a map out so I can't say that there really was a spot on it the map. Who knows, I bet on some maps there are a lot of spots. Which isn't the same as saying that a map has chicken pox. I don't really know what all the other types of chicken served in Singapore are, but they at least have chicken on a stick. I didn't see any corndogs, and well...the world needs more corn dogs, listen to Kid President - it is number 18 on his list.
The weather in Singapore is pretty much a flatline. It never changes. The quote below is from Lonely Planet.
"To paraphrase Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam, Singapore is ‘HOT and WET. That’s nice if you’re with a lady, but ain’t no good if you’re in the jungle…’. Practically on the equator, Singapore’s temperature never drops below 20°C, usually climbing to 30°C during the day."
What is really interesting about Singapore is that it receives pretty much the same amount of rainfall every single month of the year. A graph of the rainfall is amazingly a perfectly flat line.
None of this has anything to do with a chicken dinner, but it is a nice meal afterall. Funny, I didn't see alot of dancing while I was there. I found that I needed to export some sweet dancing. You can find evidence of that in the final video.
Coming from a place in the world where we have wildly varying seasons, I am completely facinated with a place without any real difference in climate. Wow, just how would that work? When do you go out early to beat the heat? When do you ride the trainer because it is just too cold? I guess with all that rain, cyclocross season would always be with muddy races. Kind of interesting to think about eh?
We were invited to come to Singapore to visit with Shimano in that part of the world. They have factories in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. We visited all 3. They were amazing places, building the most hi tech components and hi quality components. The people there were all amazingly friendly. The food was really interesting. The jungle was always right there, being held back with weed wackers and landscape efforts.
Wikipedia says there are more than 137 languages spoken in Malaysia. I thought that was incredible. Then I looked up Malaysia languages in Wikipedia. Brace yourself...there are 700 languages spoken in Malaysia! Holy crap! 700 languages! You would think that no one could even talk to each other. Somehow it works though.
They eat some amazing things in that part of the world. I had a curry something or other that almost sent me to the hospital. Wow, was that hot. I could not actually talk for a few minutes after downing it. Ouch.
Singapore skyline from the water.