Can the Best of the Web be instantiated in Singapore?
posted April 10, 2018 5:12 PM   RSS

After 2 months of constant shuttling between Seattle and Singapore (where I had never been until 2 months ago) I realized that there might be some MeFites (pronunciation flexible) in residence in Singapore. I just learned I will be going again and staying for three weeks (April 17 - May 4). So: Anyone interested in a meetup?
We do trivia here in Seattle but I am open to anything that does not involve toxic masculinity. Although: If we can do it before April 20, I will bring along a professional Elvis impersonator (sorry, “ re- enactor”).

I have been spending my non-working time tromping around Singapore randomly and sweating profusely and would enjoy a local meet-up. Anything involving good food would be doubleplusgood.
posted by skyscraper to Proposed (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

There is interest! This is great.

the cydonian, do you have any suggestions for venue? I’m afraid anything I could come up with would be embarrassingly touristy. I’m completely mobile - mostly MRT but can easily taxi if needed.
posted by skyscraper at 8:30 PM on April 12, 2018

Live here. We just had a Mefi member who permanently relocated away from Singapore. We have had meet ups in the past; haven’t kept pace as I too have been away for a bit. Love trivia, but haven’t done trivia nights in a while.

How does brunch on Saturday sound like?
posted by the cydonian at 10:57 PM on April 12, 2018

Heh, typed in earlier but didn’t hit send. Did so just now. :)

Let’s see on activities:
1) The most local thing I can think of is to find a nice hawker centre and have coffee/ local breakfast. Tiong Bahru’s hawker centre and Alexandra Village come to mind.
2) Couple of not-so-well-known museums around as well. Indian Heritage Center, Battle Box etc among others.
3) Generally love to take walks in Botanic Gardens with the kid and wife. There’s a new section I haven’t seen as yet, and there’s a decent coffee place at both ends of the Gardens.
4) There’s the Car Free Sunday happening at one-north on April 29. Should be fun. Disclaimer: am one of the tour guides for the walks there.

All depends on the time of the day, really. Could think of more depending on the time.
posted by the cydonian at 11:16 PM on April 12, 2018

Yes! I can't do Sat mornings (play're welcome to join if you're keen), but I stay near Old Airport Road hawker centre (near Geylang) and am a bona fide local. Lunch, dinner all possible. Practically don't check my memail, but telegram me at appleses if we are doing this!
posted by appleses at 8:30 AM on April 18, 2018

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