the cleanest and safest city
will ever visit, and that's no accident. The laws in Singapore are
strict and the punishments for breaking them severe. That said,
is actually a pretty fun city if you know where to look for the
and excitement. The Boat Quay (Key) and Robertson Qauy areas downtown
on the river are full of bars, sidewalk seafood restaurants and
people. If you're into the nightclub scene, head down to Mohammed
Sultan Road, where the chic of Singapore can be found among the
various watering holes there. If it's shopping you're after, Singapore
has it in abundance on Orchard Road (the Rodeo Drive of Asia), as
well as Suntec
a part of downtown that houses skyscraper malls and shopping centers
connected by skybridges and the glow of neon.
close up of the facade of the
Temple of a Thousand Lights.
(click for enlargement)
around Singapore is fairly easy as it's public transportation system
is very efficient. The subways are clean and reliable, as are the
city buses and taxis. English is the first language of Singaporeans,
but don't be surprised to hear Chinese, Malay, Tamil (Indian), Thai,
French, or Japanese on a daily basis.
i failed to capture any photos that really show the best Singapore
has to offer, namely the fantastic architecture and amazingly lush
landscaping of the city. Instead, i have only a few party pics and
some random shots of downtown. But hey, if you want National
all you have to do is click.
(BKK), Jared (Hanoi), Kelly and myself after many
vodka/red bulls at the Singapore Open tourney party on Sentosa.