Sightseeing in Singapore

 

On December 21st the world stood still…

And then came the rain, an Armageddon indeed.
Litres of water pounding down on the street, Winds storming through the city.
IMG_1140nobody was hurt, due to the short duration of the rainageddon..it lasted for 15 minutes and then the sun was shining telling about a new era…or so they say.
New era or not, Singapore will know.
What we are so scared of in Europe (or at least Germany) is very common here.
Cameras everywhere, blocked pornographic websites, high taxes, high fines for everything (1000 SG$ for Littering, 500SG$ for eating in the Subway) and  Trains that run on TimeIMG_1137The only strange thing about it is, it works.
Singapore is leading in fighting Corruption, has the highest Income per Person in whole Asia.
The City is growing providing drinking water from the tab, free concerts, good hygiene, a fabulous transport system and free really beautiful parks.

This tree is in “Chinese garden”, very beautiful and calm Park with an own bonsai garden.IMG_1136

Singapore has some districts, that are reserved for specific ethnicities: “little India”, “Chinatown” and “Arab street” (which is actually the Malay quarter)
Chinese dominate Singapore, then Malay and Indians, who mostly come from Tamil Nadu. I met a few from Chennai.

This Mosque is in Arab street, but in contrast to the Mosque in Chennai, this one isn’t allowed to blast out their prayers in huge speakers…they do it rather quiet.IMG_1150In fact, not even the churches are allowed to ring their bells.
Singapore is a free country, free of missionary or forced religion…so everybody is supposed to keep to themselves.

 

The “Banana-Boat-6-Star-Hotel” again…i found out the real name: Marina Bay Sands…whatever, i like mine better
IMG_1152 This is a floating football (or soccer for my American readers [but i hope you realize, that american Football is not played with your feet 😉 )IMG_1160So i actually went to see the “art of the brick” exhibition at the Art&Science MuseumIMG_1154All the following pieces are made completely from LEGO blocks, by Nathan SawayaIMG_1190 IMG_1187 IMG_1186 IMG_1185 IMG_1184 IMG_1183 IMG_1182 IMG_1181Except this one, this is me: IMG_1180 IMG_1178 IMG_1176 IMG_1174 IMG_1173 IMG_1171 IMG_1169 IMG_1168 IMG_1167 IMG_1166 IMG_1165 IMG_1163 IMG_1162 This is the Helix bridge…well its spiraly
It really looks cool…not?…it is boring though…
Oh i don’t like sightseeing..:-/
IMG_1153 Chinese Steampunk Architecture…creepy buildingIMG_1147 They were serious about the price…5 damn SG$ for 3oz. of icecream!!!IMG_1146 Traditional chinese architecture…not as monumental, yet happierIMG_1145 Modern Singaporese Architecture, some people aparently see this as the only reason to see singapore.. 😛IMG_1144Singapore flyer…the biggest fairy wheel in the worldIMG_1193The “Banana-Boat-6-Star-Hotel-Light-and-Laser-Show”IMG_1218 In case anybody exept me wants to learn Thai-massage (whithout the happy ending of course 😉 ) i don’t want to hold you back…IMG_1143Singapore is a hard city for me.
I like meeting people, speaking, laughing, playing and maybe even dancing. But Singapore is so anonymous, everybody is busy and has their own plan.
I met some people, who helped me out, and some guys even showed me around a little, but it was very shallow.
I think i might have a culture shock…
From India to Singapore…lets see what the future brings.

So long Ole
p.s. Last time i forgot to tell you:
watch the Life of Pi!!! Beautiful Movie!

p.p.s. I know Singapore is a country, still i won’t make a quiz from here, that just seems odd..its an island city..tss
IMG_1156IMG_1199p.p.p.s. spot the differences

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