“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” - James Michener
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
12 Hours in Singapore
Including a few hours of sleep, I was in Singapore for 12 hours. It was a good decision to stay at Clarke Quay as it is a short walk to Chinatown. With the Year of the Water Snake about to unfold, Chinatown was decked out in festive colors and lucky charms were prominently displayed in the stalls between beautifully restored buildings. Lanterns hung above the traffic lights across the neighborhood in the undulating movement of a snake.
From my hotel room balcony, I had this commanding view of the Singapore River as it meandered through the urban landscape.