After spending a week in Bali sick as a dog I was ready for some civilization, and
fortunately Singapore was my next stop. Singapore proved to be about as interesting
as it was made out to be. When asked, people always told me that Singapore was "clean."
Not the kind of attribute that makes for an exciting city to visit. However, Singapore
has some spectacular food from every region in the area and it's cheap. Other than that
I thought the city was, well, clean. Actually, they have a good mass transit system, two
rock gyms, a pathetic island adventure park, excellent night zoo (Night Safari) and two
malls entirely devoted to electronics (probably my favorite thing about the city). The
lack of photogenic opportunities is apparent below. Most of my pictures are from the
botanical gardens, which were nice, but not spectacular.
Botanical garden lake
Botanical garden trail
Botanical garden lake with turtle and fish
The orchid house below was spectacular. They actually create a new breed of
Orchid whenever there is a visiting dignitary. Those dignitaries with Orchids named after them
include Princess Diana and the emperor of Japan.
Orchid house in the botanical gardens
Near chinatown Singapore
I used the subway constantly while I was in Singapore so I figured it deserved a
Steam pot is basically "cook it yourself" food. It can be terribly messy, the floor slippery,
the smoke thick, the place crowded, as you can see, but the taste is awesome.
Mike about to eat some steam pot
This fountain seemed especially appropriate for Singapore. You walk around it three times with
your hand in the water wishing for money, we really need one of these in America.
Fountain of wealth
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