If you see a classmate in the hall chances are you will not acknowledge them. If you see the same classmate outside of school by chance, you will likely nod or smile. Now if you see the same classmate halfway around the globe, well you just might spend the day with them – it’s a small world.

That’s just what we had the pleasure of doing. In an effort to get tips and advice we posted our itinerary to Facebook and as luck would have it a former classmate of Draper’s is currently living in Singapore – it really is a small world!

We met up with Jason Chow and had in him the best tour guide of this beautiful city. He helped us navigate Little India- the Mustafa Center, the open street markets, and he even joined us for a meal at a delicious vegetarian cafe.

From there we had our first local Singaporean coffee. It. was. delicious. We all agree that none of us have had anything quite like it.

With renewed energy we continued to walk along the river in Clarke Quay, then headed over to the business district, all the while learning about Singapore’s local customs, architecture and history.

A send a huge special thank you to Jason for spending the day with us and giving us tips on how to stay out of trouble, and some suggestions for great photo spots – we truly learned the meaning behind the saying, “It’s a small world, after all”!

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