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.
Literally.
IMG_6100

Such as Chinatown.

IMG_6103

Feng Shui hanging ornaments.

IMG_6105

 

 

 

Chopsticks in many colours and designs.

IMG_6107 IMG_6109 IMG_6111

Tea of a multitude of varieties.

IMG_6114

And shutters in an array of colours and styles.

IMG_6122 IMG_6121 IMG_6119 IMG_6144 IMG_6145

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

IMG_6125

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.

IMG_6136

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

.

IMG_6138

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.

IMG_6142 IMG_6146 IMG_6141

Comments are closed.