Meetup in Singapore December 30, 2009 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Meetup in Singapore in 2010? Why not!

So infini was mentioning to me over MeMail that she was back in Singapore town for a short time. I was therefore, wondering if you (yes, all three of you, you know who you are!) were interested in another Mefi meetup in the straits. My suggestion would be the weekend of Jan 8th, either 8th or 9th in a pub or tea-house of your choice.

What say, oh ye hive mind? :-)
posted by the cydonian to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:24 AM (22 comments total)

It's an in-principle okay for me! :)
posted by hellopanda at 8:35 AM on December 30, 2009

I might drop by as well, haven't been to one of these yet!
posted by nihraguk at 5:41 PM on December 30, 2009

Dammit, I was just there.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:20 PM on December 30, 2009

I can make it if it's Friday evening (the 8th); would be awesome to meet some Singapore Mefites!
posted by The Shiny Thing at 8:54 PM on December 30, 2009

Alright, Friday 8th it is then! Let's say 730PM somewhere in the downtown? I'm thinking:-

a) Beer: Somewhere in Clarke Quay area, Crazy Elephant or China One for preference.
b) Tea-house: Alnedra's famed tea expertise here. :-)
or c) Food-court: Maxwell might be a bit dead then, perhaps Glutton's Bay or Chinatown.

I'll put up the date on the schedule thing at MeTa main-page.
posted by the cydonian at 11:52 AM on December 31, 2009

yay for a meetup, thanks for arranging it the cydonian

since i apparently instigated this :) I'll show up wherever you guys decide but will need directions, nothing sounds familiar :(
posted by infini at 7:08 PM on December 31, 2009

Sorry, a bit late answering this. I should be able to attend.

infini, if you can make your way to an MRT station (Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar or Outram Park would be best, otherwise anything in the centre/west such as Clementi, Dover or Commonwealth is also ok), I can pick you up around 6.45pm? I can email you my contact number and details of my car later.
posted by Alnedra at 1:55 AM on January 1, 2010

Hi Alnedra,

thank you for the kind offer and yes, please. best is my gmail in the profile and the MRT is easy for me, just that restaurants change every so often I never know where's what :)
posted by infini at 3:19 AM on January 1, 2010

Glutton's Bay is a good idea for dinner - we can adjourn to Harry's or the bar on the Esplanade rooftop terrace thereafter.
posted by hellopanda at 9:09 AM on January 1, 2010

Alright, looking great people! Glutton's Bay it is then, at 730PM-ish on the 8th. hellopanda, infini and alnedra, you have my number; The Shiny Thing, just MeMail-ed you my number. [I often find just showing up to cyber-gatherings a lot more serendipitous; you can, for instance, use the Secret Mefi Handshake to greet people :-) ]

The location is already up for those who are wondering; if you've listed your location as 'Singapore' on your profile, click that big globy icon next to the word 'Singapore' to go to the exact spot. Glutton's Bay is the [some would say touristy :-), I would disagree] food-court/ hawker-center next to Esplanade. Here is an alternate gothere map; has available service-numbers and such as well. (The easiest is to take the MRT to City Hall, and then walk down to Esplanade)

Harry's @ Esplanade usually has some great live gigs, should be fun on Fridays.
posted by the cydonian at 9:45 AM on January 1, 2010

Alright folks, we're here at Glutton's Bay, The Shiny Thing, nihraguk and I. We'll be here for sometime; tried reaching some of you, but wasn't able to. This will probably not work :), but since most folks have Internet enabled devices, and if you'd like to reach out to us, drop a message here or through MeMail. :) We'll be here fir a while more.
posted by the cydonian at 4:21 AM on January 8, 2010

infini and I just had some pretty good food here at glutton's bay. hellopanda is trapped in a meeting, and as I have to be up early tmw, we may leave before the others arrive. Took one picture, which is on infini's camera. Sorry, guys, if we missed you!
posted by Alnedra at 4:44 AM on January 8, 2010

That's funny, we were here too! :) you guys left?
posted by the cydonian at 5:14 AM on January 8, 2010

Hey cyndonian! I'm really sorry, but after running after exchange students all day, and making the same spiel to them for about sixteen times, I was kinda knackered. Also, infini has a good friend in town who is leaving tomorrow, so she had to run and meet up as well.

Have a drink for us! (^_^)

*collapses onto bed, sleeps*
posted by Alnedra at 6:15 AM on January 8, 2010

Oh well, too bad. Some other time! :)
posted by the cydonian at 6:22 AM on January 8, 2010

I was wearing the MetaFilter Tshirt and you didn't see us??
posted by infini at 8:41 AM on January 8, 2010

Meh, I thought taht would do it and I walked around with it too.
posted by infini at 8:42 AM on January 8, 2010

actually Cydonian that just doesn't make sense since we've apparently posted after you posted your presence. oh well, c'est la vie, were there from 7.30pm to 9pm
posted by infini at 8:45 AM on January 8, 2010

I'll add the photo tomorrow
posted by infini at 8:46 AM on January 8, 2010

I guess we're gonna have to try again, then? I didn't see anyone in a MeFi t-shirt, but we were busy with the pineapple fried rice (which is really really good - thx cydonian for putting me onto it!).
posted by The Shiny Thing at 7:59 AM on January 9, 2010

I don't suppose some of you would want to try again sometime next week? I'll be in Singapore February 8th to 16th and wouldn't mind attending my first meetup in a city away from home.
posted by tksh at 5:21 PM on February 3, 2010

I've just arrived in Singers (nobody had much advice about what bank to use) and I'll be there with bells on if there were to be another meetup soon...
posted by m1ndsurfer at 5:58 PM on June 10, 2010

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