Singapore x Google 2019: DAY 5 & 6

Day 5: September 14

Singapore x Google 2019: Day 5 & 6

Good morning from Singapore! Today is officially the last day of activities in Google HQ Singapore.

Kaya Toast with egg and coffee at Toast Box

For a change, I skipped breakfast at Taste in Ibis Hotel at Bencoolen and went out to eat breakfast at Toast Box along the corner of Bras Basah Road and Bencoolen Street. Since it's not the usual buffet breakfast, I ordered a Kaya Toast with egg and coffee, something which my friends recommended me to try. 

Steven Sutantro talks about blogging

Thank you Steven for giving me a whole new reason to blog.

From Toast Box, I then proceeded to Google HQ in Mapletree Business City. For today's round of talks and activities, I found the Innovator Energizer particularly interesting. In my free time, I toured Google HQ with Jim Copeland who'd a Googler based in the US. We went to explore and check different parts of the building including the Secret Room at L7 80 and the garden at L9 80. We also raided the numerous minibars along the way in search of a particular protein bar that he fancies. 

Exploring Google HQ Singapore with Jim Copeland

Google Singapore garden at L9 80

Check this out! Google Singapore has a slide on its rooftop

Unli-snacks in one of the numerous minibars in Google Singapore

Inside Google HQ Singapore

One of the work areas in Google Singapore Office

Another dining/work area in Google Singapore Office

Google Singapore's Main Dining Area

The Secret Room at L7 80

Inside Google Singapore's Secret Room

The lamp says Yakitori but you won't see any yakitori here in the Secret Room

We passed through this awesome pathway

Going through the awesome pathway

2019 Google Innovators

Since this was the final day of the Innovator Program, the participants of the program were treated to what I dub as the final bonding activity at Holey Moley at Clark Quay. This mini-golf bar brought out the competitive nature of the participants. Regardless, the participants really did have tons of fun and happy memories here that they'd bring back to their countries.

Holey Moley Bonding Activity

Holey Moley in Clark Quay

Bonding with my friends from the Philippines and Taiwan

ET go home!

Holey Moley Pinball game

ET golf course

Teevel Knievel Course

Teetris Course

742 Evergreen Terrace

The Backpack Adventures tries out the 9 Iron Throne

Overall, this was an awesome day of learning and bonding with friends. It's kinda bittersweet for me as I still wanted to bond with my newfound friends and explore more of Singapore but then again, I am also very excited to see my wife and daughter again. So there it is, good night Singapore!

Day 6: September 15

Today is my last day here in Singapore. There's nothing lined up for me today as my flight is at noon. However, before checking out, I made sure to avail myself of the buffet breakfast of Taste one last time. 

Time to say goodbye to our room in Ibis Hotel Singapore at Bencoolen

...and also this view that I finally got to admire for the first time.

Boarding Singapore Airlines SQ912 

What should I watch during this flight? Hmmm... Any suggestions?

After the hearty meal, I headed to Changi International Airport together with my QSR family. Our noon flight aboard Singapore Airlines SQ912 was on time, comfy, and overall amazing. It was a perfect way to end my 6-day Singapore x Google 2019 adventure

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