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July 22, 2011

Singapore is unique in Southeast Asia as it is a crossroads for many cultures.  For us, the most exotic was the infusion of India to add colour and texture to this already complex city.

This Hindu temple had a really  long name (which I promptly forgot – sorry) and was located, ironically, in Chinatown.

handcarved and breathtaking.

The works at the rear of the temple were equally as interesting – if not more.

The closer we looked – the more we saw.

These carvings have  to be maintained with fastidious frequency, as the sun at one degree north latitude is intense.  Key West is a northern town by comparison!

If  wondered where the term ‘sacred cow’ came from…

wonder no more.

Later that same afternoon, we wandered Little India.

It was the only time we witnessed Singapore at less than pristine, but one could forgive this, as the sounds of music, the jabber of alien tongues and the smell – O!  the smell! – of curries and vindalu transported us to a place a thousand miles away – in just a few blocks.

Crowded, noisy, smelly – exactly as Little India should be.

I got a kick of of the following products for sale at an electronics store…

Ipod Nano copies – seven bucks a pop.  Makes one wonder where the other $35 goes.

We didn’t spend as much time in Little India as I’d liked – a shame, as it had an atmosphere worth soaking up.

I guess this means we’ll have to come back!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2011 12:20 am

    That place is beautiful.

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      July 22, 2011 12:29 am

      Thanks, Jeff!

      If you go thru the older posts, there’s about 6-8 on Singapore, and they’re all visually engaging.

  2. July 22, 2011 5:45 am

    Thanks for sharing

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      July 22, 2011 5:47 am

      Thanks, Doug!

      I never know what folks will like and what they won’t – glad you did!

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