Jim and Elaine are expatriates, living in Singapore for two years. Jim's blog of the sights, travels, and experiences while living in the Lion City.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
There are a never ending stream of events occurring in Singapore, from art festivals, night festivals, river festivals, "tech shows" and many other shows. One of these that came along this past weekend was the Singapore Garden Show. Elaine of course, made note of this, and we made a visit to the show during an intermission with our out-of-town guests. The show was indoors at the convention center. One floor had small garden exhibits, while a second floor displayed orchids and bonzais. Although not a large show, it was impressive that they were able to erect such elaborate displays indoors-- bringing in the materials for these displays must have been difficult.
There were also a number of booths, hosted by various garden and conservation groups, as well as the gardening supply shops from Singapore.
I am a 50-something U.S. expatriate, recently moving from Boise, Idaho to Singapore with my wife in association with her two-year work assignment. I am technically "retired", although I prefer for the moment to think of it as temporarily not working. I spent 27 years in the computer technology industry in various engineering and management roles and projects. I am very excited for my opportunity to live in Singapore for some time, to be able to experience new cultures, the big-city life, and explore Southeast Asia.