Several mental breakdowns, 6 holidays and a global pandemic later, I’m leaving the land of the Merlion…
Prior to moving to Singapore for the year, I had never even travelled beyond Europe. What lay ahead of me was a mystery, aside from the wild assumptions strangers told me and the random bits of information I got off google…
If I could go back to a year ago today, this is what I would tell 2019 Poppy.
And believe me, if there’s any place to take amazing insta pics – it’s Singapore.
“You’re going to Singapore? But you won’t be able to eat anything!”
“You might be able to get away with not eating meat, but you’ll definitely have to eat fish and animal products”
“Is veganism even a thing in Singapore?”
These are word for word things that were said to me when I told people I was going to live in Singapore. Whether you too are a vegetarian/vegan, haunted by these words of discouragement, or maybe you yourself have said one of those phrases above, this blog post is here to bust those myths!
‘Cause sometimes it takes moving to the other side of planet Earth to really appreciate what you have.
These blog posts are all well and good, but if you’re interested in studying abroad I think one of the best things is to see what a week in the life is like. I know before I signed up I was on YouTube searching for exchange student vlogs – to much avail! Anyway, here goes a week in the life of an SMU Law Exchange student in mid-October (peak workload season, yipee).
The day arrives. Nervous, apprehensive, but after two years of dreaming, I’m finally heading to Singapore and not even just for a holiday – to live there. Continue reading “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Manchester anymore…”