Last night we took a redeye from Shanghai to Singapore. I got about 4 hours of sleep and got a very early breakfast. After we hit the ground at about 5:45AM local time, we got a quick taxi to the hotel. Check-in was quick and painless.

I gave Melissa and the boys a Skype call and got to see them for a bit. Zachary was extremely cute. I need to get a better webcam for home — the image was lacking quite a bit of resolution.

After a trip to the laundry room to wash/dry a load and the weight room (with my teammate who was working out), we checked out the breakfast buffet, which was good.

At about 11:30 our host came by and took us down to the waterfront to see the new Sands hotel/casino that’s being built on the southern coast. It looks like three skyscrapers with a cruise ship propped on top of it. Very impressive, along with the rest of the downtown’s current infrastrure. We took quite a few picks, ate lunch at a place called “IndoChina”, and took in the sites at the Asian Civilizations Museum.  Our tour lasted about 1:15, then we stayed there a little while longer before heading over to Mount Faber and getting some better views of the skyline.  Then we took a shuttle down to the resort area of Sentosa, where we ended up hiking around a bit before eating dinner.

Lots of walking today; lots of talking planned for tomorrow.