Monday, April 21, 2014

Singapore One of the Cleanest Cities in the World


My husband and I did some traveling this month. Our first stop was Singapore which is a city-state and Island country in Southeast Asia.  Singapore is a wonderful city, a very clean city, that’s located on the Singapore Strait.

Park Royal Pickering Hotel Singapore

 It has a couple of  unusual laws you should be aware of when traveling there. One is no gum chewing; it is illegal to have gum in your possession. Two is you cannot eat or drink on the underground.  If you do either of these two things you could be fined and not a small amount either. 



It’s a very modern city with an incredible sky line. 

Singapore

It has several older areas such as China town, Little India, and the colonial area which gives a wonderful contrast to its skyscrapers.


Singapore, Chinatown


Singapore, Chinatown

Singapore, Chinatown

 You can’t help but smile as you walk through this city with its whimsical skyline. The buildings range from ones with gigantic balcony gardens to my favorite one at the Sands Hotel which looks like a giant cruise ship landed on top of it in the last tsunami. 


Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Hotel



The people are very kind here and have many interesting stories to tell. 

Singapore, Marina Walk 

There are beautiful areas to walk.  My favorite was the Marina district which surrounds the Singapore river. This walk takes you to the Marina which has some  fun modern buildings including the Sands Hotel.


Singapore, Marina Walk 



Singapore, Marina Walk 

 One of the buildings near the Sands hotel contains a very large mall. On each side of the river there are large sidewalks that wander through parks and quiet areas, dotted along the walk are some beautiful old hotels. 

Singapore, Marina Walk 
Singapore, Marina Walk
Singapore, Gardens by the Bay
Singapore, Gardens by the Bay
Singapore, Boat Quay

We finished our long day of walking along the Singapore River at Boat Quay which is a row of restaurants along the river’s edge. The seating is under tents right against the river. We had dinner there and watched the lit boats glide by as a cool breeze washed the heat of the day away making our dinner and day feel quite magical.







                                    Here are some pictures of the colorful area called Little India.

Singapore, Little India

Singapore, Little India


Singapore, Little India



Singapore, Little India


Singapore, Little India









5 comments:

  1. I have not been there for 40 years, WOW what a difference! Your photos are fabulous, Singapore does not resemble it's old self. So pretty!

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    1. Hi Linda, I have been thinking about what you said, we were talking with a taxi driver in Singapore he was telling us about his life. He told us about 40 years ago how he couldn't find a job and how hard his life was. He told us things are a lot better for him now. He did say housing was getting very expensive,

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Good for you. I heard Dawn Groves speak at the Whatcom Writers dinner this last week. It reminded me of all our classes at WCC. - Margy

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    1. That was a fun class. I hope to take more.

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