Yay! We have a home!

Note: I am post-dating these entries to make it more chronological. I apologize for any strange mistakes that I might make.

This morning we signed all the paperwork for the lease and officially have a place to live. Although, we can’t move in until Tuesday, August 28th. It was a very long morning with all the paperwork and inspecting the apartment for it’s furnishings and transferring over all the utilities.

We were plenty hungry so we headed over to the HDB food court for lunch. HDBs are flats built by the Housing Development Board of SG and are basically affordable housing for Singaporeans. Beneath these HDBs are usually food courts and small markets so that the residents don’t need to go too far for shopping. The food is pretty inexpensive, around S$3 per dish (exchange rate for US to SG is 1:1.5) and drinks are usually S$0.60 to S$1 each. Not bad, huh?

After lunch, we went back to the hotel and I took a long nap. We knew we were going to be up late because we were going to WOMAD in the evening. It’s a large open air concert with multiple venues. This year was their 10th anniversary. One of Ron’s classmates set up the event for us to go listen. It was a different experience for me as I don’t often listen to music from other parts of the world, the acts we watched were from Japan, Brazil, Israel, and many more. The food at the event was pretty good too. Yum.

Oh, if anyone decides to go to an outdoor event like this, I’d recommend bring a mat or blanket to sit on, that was the only uncomfortable thing.

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