10 June 2011: The M Hotel on 81 Anson Road lies at the edge of the financial district.
Our room is spacious, with a huge curved workdesk, nice bathroom, and excellent bed.
We look out to the freight harbor, among the very busiest in the world.
The city of 5 mn people is full of strange architecture ...
Singapore is clean, safe, and colorful.
There is plenty of religious diversity ...
... and, apparently, religious harmony.
Jennifer proudly presents a sculpture by her countryman, Botero.
The Fullerton Hotel on the Singapore River.
The Singapore River meanders ...
... underneath bridges to the bay, where we have the famous ...
3-in-1: the Singapore Flyer, the Arts & Science Museum, and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel Resort and Singapore's mascot, the Merlion.
View of the financial district, among the top-5 in the world.
The Grand Stand to observe speed-boat racing.
A back alley.
An elegant front, as we enter China town.
An "explicit" vegetarian restaurant.
In China town.
11 June 2011: We took a city bus tour. Here a closer view of the "Singapore Flyer."
The building sports over 600 colored window frames.
Our tour bus crawls along Orchard Street, one of Asia's most famous shopping areas.
Crazy-crowded shopping at Sun-Tec shopping mall.
I ordered a "big" coffee and got what looks like half a liter!
An electronics exhibition & sale draws huge crowds.
The camera I was looking for, however, is cheaper via amazon.com!
A view from the 70th floor of the Swissotel/The Stamford.
St. Andrews' Church: hit by lightning - twice! - and rebuilt each time.
In the evening in the Arabic quarter we listen to the call for prayer.
12 June 2011: On our way to the Botanic Garden.
The garden contains what remains of the island's tropical rain forest.
Species: jenniferica salamancaeiri
In the Bonsai garden.
This orchid is the city's national flower.
It grows on unusual stalks.
Un fotografo trabajando.
Que bonito (el fotografo) :-)
Post-Botanic Garden, a stop at the Raffles Hotel's museum.
A popular way to dry one's clothes.
More religion, different temple.
Shop-keepers in front.
On the way to the Indian quarter. We are hungry for Indian veggie food.
Crowded Sunday evening ... and virtually no females in sight!