Singapore never seems to disappoint, as today was another great (and a little cooler) day in the city state!
We started off the day visiting a supplier right in downtown Singapore. We spent the morning learning about their business and asking them questions, and then we were off to lunch.
At lunch we chatted with the supplier over some tasty Hong Kong style dim sum. It was delicious and the food never stopped coming (seriously)! In the end, Sam and Dan were left competing over who could eat the most food – but I think Susan won (the Lazy Susan in the middle of the table), as it was simply impossible to eat everything.
After lunch we visited the Fountain of Wealth, a large fountain that visitors are invited to walk through in order to become wealthy. In order for it to work, you walk into the middle of the fountain, place your right hand into the water, make a wish, and then walk around the circle of water three times. Most of our team (sorry Rali) successfully followed the directions, so watch out Fisher – you’re about to have some very wealthy alumni coming your way!
The evening was spent meeting up with a Fisher alum, Scott, who is in the area doing international consulting work. Kurt Roush, the director of the GAP program, actually was classmates with Scott at Fisher, so we tried to get as much dirt on Kurt as possible (not as successful as we had hoped). But the evening was great as we chatted over beers next to the Singapore River. We talked about the Fisher program, his experiences post Fisher, and life in general. It was a really great opportunity to meet up with a fellow Fisher-man and hear what life could be like after we graduate (and to be reminded to take it all in this next year and enjoy ourselves – no problem)!
Next up: we head to our last Singapore supplier visit before flying back to Malaysia the next morning. Hard to believe we’re entering our final week in Southeast Asia!