A week in Singapore and all I saw was the inside of a hotel and a school. On the Friday though after we had finished work I managed a night out with a couple of good friends and then I mooched back to the Marina Bay area in the morning before my flight home.
As they say in Singapore, its the same same but different.
It's been a good while since we were in Singapore and on the face of it, it hasn't changed at all. I is still a clean well ordered society where everything just works. Its easy to mock Singapore and play to the stereotype of it being a bit dull and sanitised, but coming from either Bangkok, or even more so, China then that's just nice.
However, it was strange walking through the business district to think that it used to be the main focus of attention, in terms of a skyline, when now there's all this reclaimed land and huge projects that are the focus.
As you can see this is a Wat best visited at night. It's a long way up a hill overlooking the city. We booked a tour that incorporated a twilight Wat and then on to the main thing , this. The first one was not an umitigated success! I've seen pictures of it during daylight and it looks ace. Lots of half derilict Buddhas to give it a bit of a Lara Croft feel about it. However, one needs light to see things and it is not floodlit at all. Fine! But don't run a tour to somewhere in the dark if it's going to be, er, dark.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.