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Traveling for Work: Singapore

1_Sing_4Singapore is the fourth and final city on my work trip to Asia. And I love finishing here. Perhaps it’s because of the heat slowing everyone down, but the pace feels relaxed in the best sense.

IMG_0500The weather is an issue – it’s always between 80 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit with varying levels of humidity (lots or lots and lots) and this has created a distinctive way of dressing for business. Men frequently wear suit shirts with ties, but no jacket or simply a suit shirt with trousers. Women wear frequently wear shift dresses made of silk with a jacket for the chilly indoors, as I’ve done here.

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J. Crew top, seen here, Banana Republic skirt, seen here, Theory Gabe Blazer here, Rebecca Minkoff purse, Celine Audrey sunglasses, Kate Spade bracelet.

One difference about doing work in Asia is the number of meals I eat in hotels. Unlike the historic trend in the States of hotel restaurants not being very good, hotels in Asia have typically housed some of the area’s best restaurants. In Singapore it’s a recent trend to have sophisticated restaurants outside of hotels. For my meeting on this day, I was having lunch at the beautiful Fullerton Bay Hotel (pictures below).

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View of Marina Bay Sands Hotel from the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

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How do you deal with workwear in the heat? We’ll all be dealing with it soon for the summer months ahead!

More from Singapore here.