Sunday, January 25, 2009

Singapore

I'm on day 2 of my stay in Singapore, and thought I'd share a few impressions;

I've always heard stories of the rigidity and rule focused aspects of this fine city (pun intended). Therefor I think I was expecting something like Beijing, with a cop on every corner. However, I've only seen one police car during my stay. Nonetheless, the rules are certainly followed.

China town feels more authentic than Hong Kong, I suppose it's the result of it being self contained and concentrated. As a whole, the city seems more diverse than HK, but also more segregated.

The walking lights at intersections make laser like noises when you can walk.

I feel like in two days, I've seen most of the sights. I suppose that you could spend longer and go to the zoo, but 48 hrs seems to suffice for the unique attractions.

Food wise, I tried the chili crab last night, which was comical. Imagine the general difficulty of eating crab, and now add sticky chili sauce to the mix. However, as it's a national specialty, worth the struggle. I've also had some fried dumplings, made befor my eyes, which were astounding.

Heading to Cambodia tonight, with a stop over in Kuala Lumpur.

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