RedDotRuby in Singapore


First time in Singapore, Had a Ruby Conference RedDotRuby where the event took place in the metropolis of Bueno Vista. I never had a meetup or even Conference here in Jakarta, once I go to a conference, it's a big one, It was awesome…

Me and my coworker went to this conference paid for by our employer, of course, I feel thankful because in my previous work, there were no funds for IT to make this kind of Improvement.

So we took Lion Air which took us about a 1-2 hour flight to Singapore, in the airport I already planned everything. Get a sim card and learn how the MRT map and payment works, that's what I did and it was according to plan. Luckily we didn't take the hotel near the location because there was nothing in that location, there were only offices and cafes. The best place to get a hotel is near the city...

I didn't bring my vape because it is said that they banned vaporizers and might take the item from the airport. The way I see it is... It is okay to bring vapes even though I didn't bring them but I confirmed with my pilot friend he said it was ok... went back to smoke cigarettes for 2 days. Didn't know about the culture of smoking there, I just observed what would the people do to smoke then I noticed they all gathered around the ashtray to smoke.

We had 2 days of events so we make damn sure to take a look around everywhere. Went to Bugis Street, Little India, Orchard, Mustafa Centre, and Merlion ( didn't think it was this small should go for a bigger one). The people there were not that very friendly, I see now why people say that Indonesians are friendly people. Didn't see any police patrolling around, so I ask the driver from Uber that they didn't need the police and only came when there was a need.

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