Friday, November 17, 2017

Our Little Corner of the World...Touring Singapore!



What's travel without a bit of shopping?


We wanted to find shops with indigenous culture products...
...but pretty much everything is imported!
Singapore was founded in 1819 by Stamford Raffles as a trading post for the British East India Company.
So most of the cultural history seems to be British Colonial.
Yet much of the city/country is modern...
reflecting its current status of a hub for 
world travel and commerce.


One of the most distinctive architectural structures in Singapore
is the Marina Bay Sands resort.
The complex is topped by a 340 meter sky park...
with a capacity for 3,900 people!!!


We opted for a tour boat cruise...
I believe this is the financial district.


This is the type of boat we're in while cruising!


Singapore has an amazing skyline.


Intriguing architecture...


...and then, a throwback to British Colonial!


I loved this boat!


Singapore's river front is quite colorful...


It was a lovely way to tour Singapore...
and a bit cooler on the water!

Our last tour of Singapore was a night tour of their zoo...
it was quite dark...there were lights...but very low.
And of course, more humidity!
Sooo...my iPhone pics were a bit challenged!


So what else could I do but turn my best pics into abstracts!


My two favorites...the majestic lion...
and of course...flamingos!!!


We were literally drenched at the end of the night tour...
got back to the hotel...
and settled in for a late evening snack...
and the best Gin drink I've ever had!!!  
Wish I remembered the name and ingredients!
My brain cells were a bit discombobulated 
from the heat and humidity!!!

My Nikon didn't like the heat and humidity here 
so all the above pics are from my iPhone!
The best camera is the one you have!
Not bad, eh?




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17 comments:

  1. Not bad at all! I'm using the iPhone exclusively now. It's not as flexible as an SLR but it's so easy to carry...
    Love that resort park. Wow. And of course your abstracts—museum quality!

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  2. Wonderful shots. Love that sky park! Did you visit?

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    1. No...as I recall there was an exorbitant charge to go up there or you had to be staying there... Would have been a spectacular view!

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    1. Yes...a perk of being such a new city/country...so many interesting architectural styles!

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  4. I love your photos of the waterfront.

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  5. ...some amazing architecture!

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  6. Hi there - shame the 'big' camera did not like the humidity - and as you say, the best camera is the one you have.

    Singapore really is a remarkable place.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. :) :) :) The humidity was hard on my camera and me too!!!

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  7. Singapore certainly has a lot to offer! Great photos..

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  8. Wow! That is some fantastic architecture! The resort is amazing!

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    1. Singapore has some really fascinating architecture, and then a bit of British Colonial! It was an interesting place.

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  9. Fantastic photos Kathy! You guys have really taken advantage of retirement, that's for sure. I saw a documentary on the Marina Bay building. Quite a projects. I remember that there was a large infinity pool up on the top. That would scare the heck out of me.
    I always enjoy your posts and photos.

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    1. Oh yeah...I think I'd freak with an infinity pool up there!!!

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