My Trip to Singapore
Since working at AGMA, I have been lucky enough to travel with work all around the UK and to Ireland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. I initially started travelling to visit customers and exhibitions with my colleagues. This enabled me to learn the ropes about the Cleanroom/Equine industries and what it takes to become a Business Manager. These were primarily within the UK and a couple of trips to Europe. However, my most recent trip for AGMA took me a little further afield, all the way to Singapore.
My trip to Singapore was my first long-haul solo trip away with work, and it is safe to say I was quite nervous! Fortunately, I had travelled there before, back in 2017, so I already had a good understanding of the location and how to get around. Singapore is an amazingly beautiful country, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes both a beach (Sentosa) or a city break. It is also one of the safest places I have ever visited, and felt more than comfortable walking around by myself late at night.
I took a direct flight (12 hours 55 minutes) from London to Singapore, and as the MRT service is incredibly reliable, I decided to get a 3-day tourist pass and mainly used public transport to get around. The country of Singapore is 50km from east to west and 27km from north to south, so you can comfortably visit most areas of Singapore using their public transport system.
I spent a total of 5 days in Singapore, attending a cleanroom exhibition whilst also joining meetings with distributors and customers. It is lovely to be able to meet people face to face again and to network.
I also had the chance to try some tasty local dishes, including the famous black pepper crab at Redhouse, which has a beautiful view of the Marina Bay Sands.
Travelling for work means that you get to immerse yourself in different cultures, and learn much more about the world and your customers’ needs. If you have the opportunity to travel on business, I would say grab it with both hands and get out there!
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