Views from Singapore
Singapore, an easy nation to love! A leader in innovation, quality of life, economic growth, safety, and beauty. Plus they have some of the world's best food. Also some fascinating spots for photography. Here are some photos taken during a trip in October 2009. Also see Friends and Strangers I, Friends and Strangers II, Friends and Strangers IV, and More Photos of Friends. Also my photo portal.
The mythical Merlion, the lion of the ocean, the symbol or mascot of Singapore. This popular water-breathing statue is at the Marina.
Looking up at the entrance of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a temple that claims to have a tooth of Buddha as a sacred relic. A beautiful place at the edge of Chinatown.
Detail from the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
Another view of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple showing some of the red lanterns from the Chinatown alley next to it.
Colorful buildings line Tanjong Pagar Road in the Tanjong Pagar Singapore District. This is a beautiful a high-end shopping area.
A happy Buddha statue in front of a shop in Chinatown in Singapore.
Colorful street scene in Singapore near Chinatown.
Close-up of a section of buildings featuring a restaurant focused on shark fins. Shark fins, of course, have become a highly controversial food.
A guardian to a famous Buddhist temple.
Another view along that high-end street, Tanjong Pagar Road, featuring the Cola Spa of Singapore. Cola Spa? Interesting name.
A secene long Tanjong Pagar Road at the intersection with Duxton Street.
Singapore has one of the most attractive Chinatowns I've ever seen.
View of downtown Singapore from my hotel room in the Amara Hotel, south of Chinatown.
Another view of downtown Singapore near the Amara Hotel.
Fruit shop in downtown Singapore.
Fusionopolis, view from the north. One North complex in Singapore.
Fusionopolis, view from the south
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.