was three years ago. Both were business trips visiting Oil and Gas
shows. This time I also spent time visiting Brazilian colleagues / office with ongoing work discussions.
in-flight time from Singapore – I transited in Europe though I heard that transiting in Dubai is faster.
Singapore Keppel O&M is huge in Brazil
many famous beaches, such as Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra etc in Rio. You just
feel so relaxing staying near the beach, surrounded by the soothening sound of the waves. The exhibition starts at 12
noon, which means every morning I always have time for a jog or walk along the
beach, before being pampered by the coffee and delicious breakfast. The exhibitions are crowded and yes with so many
gorgeous ladies – incredible! Oops! anyway I told my wife the same too.
pronounced as Baha. “R = H” in Brazilian pronunciation.
mouth-watering meat onto your plate until you turn the “card” to “NAO
OBRIGADO” which means No “Thanks”. Normally you cannot resist and will keep saying “SIM, POR FAVOR” which translates to “Yes Please”.
Dinner will not be without wine or Brazil national cocktail – “Caipirinha” which is mixture of sugar
cane and hard liquor.
restaurants around. In the centre, you can see the “Yes / No” card to the meat. Similarly, you can say Yes or No by wheeling to Green or Red. Singapore’s “Carnivore” restaurant had the same too.
early days, merchants and sailors named it to be the Land of Brasil. The country is the largest in Latin and South America in terms of
population, geographical area and economy.
It is the home of 190 million people with long coastal areas and
abundance of mountainous terrain. Two of
its largest states are São
Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with 19.5 and 11.5 million people respectively. Brazil was the previous colonies of Portugal and Portuguese is their official language. Over ninety percent of the people are white or pardo (mixed), with
Roman Catholicism being
the main religion.
Oil Company. Since the discovery of the Pre-salt oilfield in 2007, Brazil oil
reserves boomed, and deepwater oil and gas exploration business forms on of the
backbones of the Brazilian economy.
Coming up is another big event – Rio 2016 Olympics.
in Brazil during Feb-Mar period where people party, samba dance and sing for six days along streets day and night. The carnival always attracts hundreds of thousands foreigners with
millions parading the streets.
not miss the “Corcovado” statue and “Sugarloaf” mountain being two most
famous tourist symbols. I gave a miss to these two symbols this time, since I
was already there the last trip. Instead my colleagues brought me to Gold
Over the weekend, me and my colleagues travelled 3 to 4 hours (heavy traffic) east of Rio
to escape the city life into the tranquil of Buzios. It is a beautiful resort
town, made popular to the world when Famous French Actress Brigitte Bardot visited this fishing village in 1964. Frankly I do not know who is Brigitte Bardot although my colleagues told me that she is so so famous in the Western world.