Singapore: Chinatown

Singapore does have a reputation as being the ‘Asia-lite’ city. It  is definitely cleaner, more ordered and more sanitised than many other Asian cities we’ve been to. But there are still places to find some local colour.

Such as Chinatown.


Feng Shui hanging ornaments.





Chopsticks in many colours and designs.

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Tea of a multitude of varieties.


And shutters in an array of colours and styles.

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The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple.


The tall modern building to the right is the Capital Tower, Singapore’s 4th tallest skyscraper. It was completed in 2000. I’d be interested to know if the shape of the building was influenced by the way it would appear alongside the temple in this view, but so far, despite my best efforts, I have not been able to find that out.


Outside a Chinese medicine centre. ‘Take two dried shrimp tentacles and have a good lie down’.



The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and museum. It was getting late in the day when we walked past it, so didn’t go inside. I wish we had now.

Instead, we wandered along Club Street and found a great wine bar for dinner.

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