Glass and Steel, but rather Plastic

Trip Start Oct 08, 2007
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Singapore reminds me of Las Vegas somehow. Everything is so new, perfectly clean and well organized -  it doesn't feel real. I only spent 3 days here, but it was plenty enough.
 
The most exciting part was meeting Nath's friend Farid, who was so super cool to show me around town, it was almost like being me in New York, showing the town to complete strangers that are friends of friendsJ No, really, I owe Farid (and Nath) one. We finished off pretty late in Clark Quay, the Grown Ups Disneyland. First mojito after 3 months! 
 
Next day Vlad dragged me out on a hike in a nearby nature reserve, where I spotted some monkeys and fed them despite the warning signs (see pictures). In the evening, we went for a lovely dinner at Vlad's friends Brandy and Mike (I think). Unfortunately, towards the end of the night, and slightly under the influence, we some how ended up talking US politicks. The evening didn't end at a particularly friendly note with the Texans, who btw were perfectly lovely people, with a slightly different perspective on the world's affairs. Vlad almost left me there and ran away. I should have known better. Don't mess with Texas! I lived in the Mid West for two years, for Christ sake! Amin.
 
That's pretty much it. Ah, my birthday went quiet this year, so I'm afraid I'll have to celebrate turning 35 again next year.

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ddiggs
ddiggs on

Glass and plastic ?
How little you must have seen of Singapore to arrive at such a conclusion as it to be ''Like Las Vagas, glass and steel, but rather plastic''
As for 3 days being enough, I've been many times, and indeed am returning in March, and I still haven't seen half of the many fantastic things there are to see and do.
Singapore has real culture and history oozing from almost every corner of this amazing country. It appears to me the problem you had with Singapore was the people you shared your time with, not the place itself, which is a pity. Alan

orizarska
orizarska on

Re: Glass and plastic ?
Maybe so, Alan, maybe so. But that was my experience and that's how it is going to stay in my memory and on my blog.

Thank you for your comment! It is good to hear about more interesting experiences.

xxx

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