Singapore

Statue in a park








A visit to Singapore by air met our need for a “big city” fix. Phuket is nice, but sometimes we need to see the sights and hear the sounds of a real city and Singapore is certainly a grand city. We were captivated by this statue of a girl whose swing is suspended from thin air in a pleasant strolling park in the heart of the city.

China Town street scene









China Town in Singapore is always a bustling place with many interesting things to see.

Laundry hanging from apartment block windows









A small space with a large population requires dense housing arrangements. Laundry hanging from apartment windows has the appearance of festive banners. These solar powered laundry driers make sense for a city just one degree north of the equator.

Street market in Little India









With no national ethnicity Singapore is an amalgamation of the cultures across Asia. This market in Little India has many of the sights and smells of its native culture.

Entrance to the Zoo









We enjoy visiting zoos if the animals are well kept. This must be one of the best zoos in the world. It is certainly the best we have seen.

Kids lined up for the zoo









These halflings are not one of the official exhibits, but were just to cute to pass by.

Giraffe
















Exhibit? Whose the exhibit, you or me?

Cable cars to Sentosa Island









Cable cars to Sentosa Island let you have a good view of the city.

Jane in front of the Merlion statue on Santosa Island









The Merlion on the resort island of Sentosa is the modern symbol of Singapore. Singapore is a fascinating city to which we will return.