Macritchie Reservoir and Holland Village
Monday class started up again, so I went to lecture in the morning and then met my parents for lunch at the Prata Shop outside my dorm. We took the bus out to Macritchie Reservoir and hiked through the trails. We saw a few monkeys in the beginning of our hike, and got to see a view from the top of the Lookout Tower over the Singapore Rainforest. We also saw about 20 different lizards, from monitor lizards to small cute ones, they were all over. Macritchie Res is located in the middle of the island of Singapore, which has been preserved at a Rainforest Area. Singapore prides itself on the fact 50% of the island is covered in greenery. You can see this when driving on highways, which are lined with trees and flowers and are taken care of very well.
Monday night my parents took Bailey and Kourtney and I out for dinner at Holland Village. Similar to Boat Quay, this is is a pedestrian street lined with restaurants from all over the world. We ate at a Mexican place for dinner, and then got ice cream at a shop similar to Coldstone. This is the first time my parents got to meet my friends here, as everyone was traveling due to the break and we were busy doing our own stuff. We turned in for an early night because my parents had a 4:45am cab to the airport before flying back to the States.