Singapore April 2014
Durians are REALLY smelly fruit and in many many places they are forbidden - for a good reason...
Singapore has a huge variety in architecture
Chicken at our favorite street restaurant - the most tender chicken we had in hole Asia
one of the reason Singapore is so wealthy is that it is a very important trading point
the first evening we went on the huge viewing platform of the skyscraper in the back - we were almost alone up there
they even had a small climbing area on the roof terrace :-)
when we were in Singapore the weather was a bit unstable - we experienced some thunderstorms which never lasted really long
Singapore has 4 official languages
a (rather touristy) shopping street in Chinatown
Singapore was the greenest city we ever visited - so many flowers and trees. Even the buildings have lots of vegetation integrated into their architecture - as you can see here
in Singapore we went to a Cat Cafe for the first time - it was wonderful :-)
about 10 cats to play with, cuddle and watch. Purrrrr.
the Helix bridge leading to the luxury Hotel Marina Bay Sands
on our third day we had really strong rain in the morning which lasted surprisingly long
Gardens by the bay. This wonderful park is pretty new so in some years the metal buildings will probably be overgrown completely
view from the elevated walkway. The Singapore Flyer is the highest ferris wheel in the world.
the fire fighters headquarters is an old colonial building
when we were in Singapore it was even more colorful as many trees were in bloom
the skyline of Singapore and it's icon - the Merlion. A mix between a lion and a fish.
traditional meets new - old, small houses at the waterfront and right next to them skyscrapers
we made sure to visit little India on a Sunday as this is the day where the Indian workers have their day off. As a result it was very busy.
the shopping malls were so freezing cold we had the suspicion they do not even need to cool the floor to keep the ice from melting... ;-)
view over Gardens by the Bay from the Marina Bay Sands viewing platform
we got a side-glimpse of the famous infinity pool. You can only use it as a hotel guest and a discounted double room costs approx. 280 Euros...
Sunset as seen from the Marina Bay Sands viewing platform. Note: colors may be brighter than they were that day... ;-)
the building to the left is a convention center. Due to its shape and structure it is also called Durian
this photo was taken from the side of Singapore's Formula 1 racetrack - you can walk on it while not in use.
once again very green
one of the many hawker markets - a huge choice of food for very reasonable prices
besides being very green Singapore also showcases lots of art
custard Bao - a bit like a German Germknödel filled with a delicious paste - in this case sweet but often also savory
once again our favorite chicken - this time with noodles