The Coconut Man I had heard the myths about the Coconut Man. He stayed up all night hacking at coconuts to get their juice which he sold to the nearby hawker centers (food courts). He also has a side business of selling beer to local residents after hours for a good price. He could be seen only when he chose to be seen. You didn't just go out and find the Coconut Man...he found you. With some practice you might be able to use the Coconut Man bird call...an ancient Malaysian ritual used to summon the mysterious coconut juice king....or you might be walking back from having a few drinks Holland Village with some rowdy friends and stumble upon his humble throne. The later was the case for my first Coconut Man encounter.
The Coconut Man was busy chopping away. He had a few friends with him near the back of his small shop. He stopped by to see what was going on. He sold us some beer (the cheapest price I'd seen yet) and gave us some coconut scraps to munch on. I don't think he knew how mysterious of a reputation he had developed among us exchange students
living near by. Anyway, we snapped a picture and headed home. The myth of the Coconut Man was true!
NUS Campus I took these pictures on Monday and I was only on a small part of campus. I will keep my camera in my bag and try to get some pictures of some more buildings. Let's just call this proof I've actually gone to school.
In the Spring of 2009 I will be studying abroad at the National University of Singapore. I will be there from early January until mid May. I hope to stay in touch with my friends and family and keep them updated on my latest adventures. I've also found out how helpful reading blogs can be for making travel plans so I'll try to put in some details from the trip. If anyone needs more info, just sent me a message and I'll be glad to help. ... full info