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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Last day in Singapore

This was my last day in Singapore so I wanted to take a few photos of the area where I was staying. It was a huge contrast from the modern high rise buildings in the centre of the city. I was staying in the heart of Little India. It had a lot more character than the sterile fancy hotels but the truth is it cost a lot less!

At the end of the road under the banyon tree was a make shift shrine. Each time I passed, it had fresh garlands and offerings inside.

This was the street I walked down on my way to the subway. It reminded me so much of India except perhaps for all the modern cars parked along the road.

This shop had not opened up yet. In fact many did not really open until the afternoon as they stayed open quite late in the evening when the streets really came alive with throngs of shoppers and families out for a meal.

Anyone fancy a fish head curry?

I loved this shop with the gods overlooking the produce.

Evidence of Divali was everywhere.

How can you not smile when you see such colourful buildings?

I thought it might be a nursery or play school but actually it is a business centre.


  1. Gosh they are outrageously colourful and fantastic for photography. I agree with you that there is much more character there than in the city.

  2. Oh, i LOVE that business center. It's so whimsical. I've been following and reading your posts, but I haven't been commenting much. Just to let you know I'm still here! :-)

  3. I've really been enjoying these photos from Singapore. Love the beautiful colors here.

  4. That's a real nice part of this huge city !

  5. I do love the colorful buildings and the market looks neat. Thanks for sharing your tour of Singapore.

  6. Very interesting tour of Singapore. I absolutely loved all the colours and especially the last photo. You are seeing so many amazing sights and capturing them beautifully!

    I agreed with your comment on my blog that the art was disturbing. Actually, terribly disturbing. I don't think we are meant to see it any other way. I think she is an honest artist and that is what came out of her when she freed her thoughts. I know so little about art, but she has won lots of awards, is well-known and can be seen in many museums. At this stage in my art "education" I guess I just have to keep an open mind.

  7. Wonderful trip to Singapore♡♡♡ I wish I could visit someday!
    Thank you very much for stopping by and hope you will have a wonderful coming weekend!
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako (Orchid)*

  8. I had a very memorable meal in Little India - food served on a banana leaf - great curries and bread - and it cost almost nothing!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  9. So very colourful! Especially the business centre.

  10. It is so much more interesting to stay in areas that are not especially for the tourists.

  11. Yikes! I somehow missed this post! :p

    Those buildings are lovely! You definitely had a great time in Singapore... what a fabulous trip! :o)


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