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Singapore: Day Six

June 29, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

colorfully painted buildings

Day Six began with a stroll through Little India looking for a place to eat. We ended up having the most overpriced meal, yet, not worth posting here. It was a pleasant walk, although hot and humid.

gold necklaces and elephant statues

Then we took a metro ride. A few interesting things happened during this transit. While I was standing in the ticket booth area waiting for DaddyBird, an older man got into a confrontation with security personnel. I’m not sure how it began, but I think that he entered through a door he was not supposed to enter through. He began to raise his voice and argue with them. Everyone else in the room stood stock still and stared as if mesmerized by the exchange. It was like a scene from a science fiction movie where time stands still. Anyone entering the room and seeing that there was a ruckus, immediately stood still and stared, too. Very strange.

Later, while we were on the train, a young woman near us got a look at DaddyBird’s beard and grinned big. Her eyes then darted to me and her smile immediately disappeared as soon as she realized he was with me. That’s right, girl. He’s taken! And, before we reached our destination, a family with two children came on. The little girl, who was about 4 years old, pointed at DaddyBird and made a wordless exclamation. She continued to stare at him until we reached our stop.

large ferris wheel

Our destination was the Singapore Flyer, a large ferris wheel, like the London Eye. It cost $30 each to ride.

Kallang River as seen from the ferris wheel

Kallang River

freighter ships in the distance

Straights of Singapore

city as viewed from the ferris wheel

Singapore

emerald green beer

And the day ended with green beer. Useful information: if you are in a taxi and asking to go to “boat quay” it is pronounced “boh key.”

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One comment

  1. green beer is good-and so were those super high off the ground pix from a place you could never ever ever get me! For ANY price! Glad you got to sit down, though-



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