How time flies. It’s been 9 years since I visited Singapore during my backpacking tour of Asia. I have fond memories of Singapore, I remember it as the first place I saw of developed Asia. It truly impressed me and has lit up my interest in seeing more of Chinese cultures. This month, I was very fortunate to be invited to give two talks at Singapore and the city – once again – has left a very strong impression on me. Some think Singapore to be just another version of Hong Kong, where I’ve lived for the past few years, but because I know Hong Kong I can appreciate many of the differences that make Singapore what it is – cultural diversity, native language English proficiency, balance of public and private space, mastermind urban planning, street food to die for in abundance, and much more.

 

Before I go into the various places I’ve visited and things I’ve seen, I thought I’d open up with my summary of stunning Singapore – visions of a truly global modern city.

 

Downtown Singapore

 

Visions of Stunning Singapore 

Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore 

Visions of Stunning Singapore 

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 

Sentosa Island and beaches

 

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 

Arab street, China Town and Little India

 

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 

The diverse local Singaporeans

 

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 

Gardens by the Bay

 

Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 Visions of Stunning Singapore

 

More to come…



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