Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Singapore

We flew Singapore airlines back to Asia and had a one day stopover in Singapore before heading to Saigon.

Both of us had last visited Singapore over 20 years ago and the changes are all positive.  We enjoyed the city and would happily return to explore the various parts as we spent our limited time in the civic area near the river.



One of the biggest changes is the Marina Bay Sands complex which dominates the skyline and serves as an orientation point of reference.  We didn't vist it, but across the top of the 55 storey three tower blocks is an infinity pool looking over the city.



Walking along the river it was interesting to see the number of sculptures that have been erected.  From a Salavdor Dali to unknown sculptors, the themes tended to be a reflection of Singapore's history and people.


One of the most engaging is the children jumping into the river.


Walking past the museum we saw an unusal sight - chickens crossing the road, followed by a rooster wandering through the city traffic.  All got to the other side safely.


Andrew was pleased to see the building he had spent some time in during the 1980's while on a Shell business economics course (centre building below)

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