Welcome to Singapore. This is the symbol of the city, the Merlion. Part lion, part fish... what's not to like?
Singapore has a great zoo and a fabulous bird park. These lovely parrots are from the later, as are the bird below.
Pink Falmengo, anyone?
This statue is just wonderful, I think.
And now, modern Singapore. I think there's more steel and glass per acre in Singapore than in any other country.
Some colonial architecture survives, along with a somewhat overweight bird.
Durians are forbidden on public transportation. They are a smelly, smell fruit. Some compare their bouquet to soiled tube socks; others fine them less pleasant smelling. I'm told they taste great, but my nose has never allowed me to find out.
Nearby Sentosa Island features a great aquarium, which has a
wing featuring a conveyor belt.
You hop on and ride underneath the tanks full of wonderful fish. That's where we met this big guy.
The Raffles hotel is a colonial institution. The Long Bar makes you feel like you walked into a M. Somerset Maughm story.