Today is our first full day in Singapore. We will be meeting at Rosalyn Yong's 25th story penthouse overlooking the sea.
With Grant and Kim, we spent the first part of the day at Gardens By the Bay
We then walked the Skyway. Again, I’ll let the photos accompanying this post tell the story.
There is an unusual and spectacular hotel called Marina Bay Sands with what appears to be a ship on top. It is one the most expensive hotels ever built at 8 billion dollars.
Clerice picked us up at 6:20 pm as promised for the short drive to the high rise apartment where Rosalyn Yong lives
The land on which the Yongs' apartment is built is reclaimed land from the sea. They have been buying fill from nearby Indonesia.
Rosalyn found out that her mother died at 5:15 pm…less than two hours before we arrived for the Bible Study. We offered to cancel, but she insisted that we carry on. Rosalyn was not there for the first part of the study. Her mother had been failing and this was imminent
We first had a light meal and then people arrived. I was happy to see Clement Lim who calls me from time to time at the home office. We would have loved to spend more time touring and visiting, but we only have two full days here in Singapore. One was devoted for the Bible Study day and the other for a visit to Malaysia to visit a member, which we plan to do tomorrow. Clement and I talked for about half an hour before the Bible Study.
We met some wonderful people. Lilly, Carol and her husband Henry. Then Hone Gilos from the Philippines, his brother Roy is someone I have gotten to know. And a few others. Being mid-week not all were able to make it, but we still had a good visit with all.
I gave my Bible Study on the book of Habakkuk as the underpinning of the Public Appearance Campaigns that we have been doing in the United States
Afterwards we got around a table in the patio area and enjoyed our conversation and the view. You can see the Indonesia coastline to the south. From this vantage point you can also see Malaysia. Singapore is 278 square miles with five and a half million people.
We also got to know the Yongs' son JJ and their daughter May who is a medical doctor. She is a ear, nose and throat specialist.
Bev and I really appreciated getting to know the Singapore brethren today!
Flower Dome / Bible Study on 25th Floor
Monday, July 18, 2016
Singapore, Central Singapore, Singapore