Thursday, 3 February 2011

Singapore sling

Sri Mariamman Temple
The central business district (CBD)

I like the contrasts of Singapore, the old and the new rubbing shoulders.

In the central business district, 21st century skyscrappers tower above you, housing thousands of bankers and businessmen, with their Blackberries and suits. But tucked between the buildings you'll find a traditional hawker centre, selling pork-bone tea. Five minute's walk away there's a massive Hindu temple, or a chinatown shopfront selling paper funeral offerings.

And the food! Don't get me started or we'll be here all night. From comforting chicken rice to zesty rojak. From kaya-toast to popiah. I think I gained half a stone in the eight days I was here.

Must. Return. Soon.

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