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.
nobody 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 TimeThe 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.
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.In 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
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 😉 )So i actually went to see the “art of the brick” exhibition at the Art&Science MuseumAll the following pieces are made completely from LEGO blocks, by Nathan Sawaya Except this one, this is me: This is the Helix bridge…well its spiraly
It really looks cool…not?…it is boring though…
Oh i don’t like sightseeing..:-/
Chinese Steampunk Architecture…creepy building They were serious about the price…5 damn SG$ for 3oz. of icecream!!! Traditional chinese architecture…not as monumental, yet happier Modern Singaporese Architecture, some people aparently see this as the only reason to see singapore.. 😛Singapore flyer…the biggest fairy wheel in the worldThe “Banana-Boat-6-Star-Hotel-Light-and-Laser-Show” In case anybody exept me wants to learn Thai-massage (whithout the happy ending of course 😉 ) i don’t want to hold you back…Singapore 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
p.p.p.s. spot the differences