Saturday, April 16, 2016

Day 2375 - Hello Singapore

Why so hot?

The poolside garden at the Park Hotel, Clarke Quay, Singapore
The moment we walked out of Singapore airport the humidity hit us in a full body blow like being whacked with a warm wet towel.

My face was sweating within minutes.

My back was wet.

My butt was wet.

There was water running between my boobs.

It was only 29 degrees but the air was thick and the humidity was maximised.

All this at 10.30pm!

All I could think was, God help us in the full sun of day tomorrow.

I was right.  Tomorrow is today.  And today was bloody hot.  

Huge applause to the kids who trained for three hours in the Singapore heat.  How the hell they managed to keep going is beyond me.  I was struggling to move from butt cheek to butt cheek on my seat in the shade let alone running full lengths of the field with a ball attached to my toe.

Thank goodness coaches had the foresight to organise training for an 8.30am start.  Our afternoon was spent in an air conditioned mall buying more football boots (because apparently 12 year old feet grow at a rate of knots and boots only last 3 months) and then taking a dip in the hotel pool before boarding back on the bus for the official welcoming dinner.

The official shoe wardrobe of an Aussie on a footy tour - thongs are mandatory
We've been here less than 24 hours and I already have a bag of washing that consists of sweaty undies. dirty socks, pongy training tees and a blouse that may or may not have been stuck to my back for a good portion of the morning.

Hello Singapore.  So pleased to meet you. Why so hot?


  1. I don't do well in the heat with my swelling issues thanks to the auto-immune disease, so I don't think I would cope outside the air conditioning in heat/humidity like that. I did a 2 hour walk last night and I'm sure I left a trail of sweat the entire 10 km that I managed before it got too dark. Even that late at night it was still 24 degrees. Thankfully it was a walk along the coast, so there was a slight breeze at times.

    Hoping your latest trip goes well. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in Sydney if you can manage it. We have flights and accommodation booked and apart from the brunch have a lot of free time. Perhaps breakfast or brunch on the Sunday might just work? PM when you get back.

  2. Yes we found Singapore hot and sweat too last May. The best time to go sightseeing is in the evening when it cools down a bit!


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