It's Monday morning, workers have duly commuted to work so now its time to explore Singapore. Natural starting point to me seemed to be to take the Metro to City Hall and look around the City's old Colonial remains.
So first out of my mate Gary's back gate. Rather grander view than my own.
Then to City Hall. First thing that impresses are the views of nearby skyscrapers.
But quickly on to the colonial stuff, starting with St Andrew's Cathedral. white and pristine. Its actually the second church - the first was destroyed by lightning. You would think these Christians would take a hint....
This is the link between the two buildings forming a modern foyer. Very tasteful. Singapore's colonial past is vastly better preserved than other Asian versions I have visited
By now one reaches the river, and Raffles Landing. where Raffles first arrived at the port.
This basin has a slightly odd look with a row of old buildings preserved as bars and restaurants while the modern city towers, literally, behind them.
|Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall|
Now one feature of the City I particularly liked was the collection of bronze, life size statues scattered about on the pavements, like this one.