Greenland of Singapore

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parrots on the move....
Didn't you know Singapore is a city of green color? No wonder, with all those trees, bushes and lawns squeezed between skyscrapers and highways. :-) I stayed in the city 5 nights, just enough to see the top tourist destinations and also to fix my notebook that broke during my stay in Tioman Island. Despite that fact ACER computers might be quipped with faulty hard-disks their customer service in Singapore was excellent. They fixed my pc within 4 hours....in comparison to 30 days I would have waited back at home!
What did I see in Singapore? Well, number one was the Singapore Zoo, famous mainly because it's a zoo with hidden barriers (i.e. moats) so you basically don't see any cages filled with animals but rather open exhibits. During the days, I walked around the city center around Bugis, Raffle's place, Clarke's Quay, SMU (nice modern buildings of Singapore Management University), Esplanade, went to Little India, Arab district, Chinatown or Sentosa Island where a new complex called Resorts World has partially opened (i.
e. Universal Studios - tickets were too expensive though and the interior of the new casino, unusually, too ordinary). I also visited National Museum of Singapore which was very nice and interactive.....and, pssst, tell no-one, my fake student card I got made in Bangkok finally paid off :-))). One day I met Ainars and Laine, a young couple living in Singapore whom I had earlier met in southern Thailand, for lunch somewhere in East Coast Park from where we had a fantastic view of hundreds of docked vessels doing nothing....So people tell me where's the economic boom, huh? Later in the afternoon I checked out an IT Show at Suntec City Mall despite I was warned....Oh my God, thousands of people moving and squeezing around trying to find the best deal....I felt like those sheep on a livestock market in Kashgar (China) I experienced before.
..(http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/58368/Livestock-Sunday-markets-27)....
Before I came to Singapore I thought Hongkong and Singapore would be similar....BUT they are so different, one must see them both...And, believe or not, during my whole stay in Singapore I was experiencing genuine Irish weather.....except for the temperature, 35'C in Singapore compares to average 15'C in Ireland.
There's one funny fact for Czech speaking people: the public transport in Singapore is called SMRT which translates as "Death" in Czech.....so you get those funny messages like "Death is wishing you a good journey" or "Death approaching platform no. 1" :-))))
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parrots on the move....
parrots on the move....
colorful Police Station
colorful Police Station
modern architecture
modern architecture
Museum of Art
Museum of Art
docked vessels near East Coast Park
docked vessels near East Coast Park
War Memorial around City Hall
War Memorial around City Hall
Mosque in Arab district
Mosque in Arab district
Apartment blocks near Little India
Apartment blocks near Little India
University
University
National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore
SMU again
SMU again
Shopping centre
Shopping centre
trains from Harbour Front to Sento…
trains from Harbour Front to Sent…
Inside Resorts World at Sentosa is…
Inside Resorts World at Sentosa i…
Dont forget Singapore has always …
Don't forget Singapore has always…
colonial buildings in Chinatown
colonial buildings in Chinatown
contrast of Chinesse temple and co…
contrast of Chinesse temple and c…
Raffles place, where banks have o…
Raffle's place, where banks have …
Esplanade (theater) on the left
Esplanade (theater) on the left
Esplanade and Singapore Flyer
Esplanade and Singapore Flyer
SunTec buildings ONE and TWO, belo…
SunTec buildings ONE and TWO, bel…
SMRT or Death coming :-)
SMRT or "Death" coming :-)