The next morning, Ali & I took a taxi to the Cornell Hotel School in Singapore. It is part of NTU and it only has graduate students pursuing their MMH because the business school at NTU has an undergrad program in Hospitality. The campus is massive and I felt slightly homesick, but in a good way, when I walked into the air-conditioned, glass plated building and saw a mural of the Cornell Clock Tower. At the reception hung two clocks: one with Singapore time & one with Ithaca time and on the coffee table sat the Cornell Hospitality Book I received upon being admitted to Cornell. Su Ann, their marketing manager, gave us a tour and explained about the cirriculum which is practically identical with courses. Afterwards, I explored the campus and saw their dining hall and lectures halls and then took the complimentary shuttle to the metro which is more modern than the US and extremely sanitary. Singapore is known as a 'fine' city because of their strict law enforcement but I found it extremely pleasant because you do not have to worry about petty theft or crime like the third world countries I have been visiting. After only 36 hours in Singapore I was sad to leave but anxious to arrive in Vietnam 36 hours later.
|Contestants holding onto cars: the last one standing wins|
|Aveni & I decked in purple in front of the purple Christmas Tree.|
|Just another Halloween decorated statue|
|Cornell Hotel School: I miss the clock tower.|
|Marche-Restaurants: on the roof of the mall.|