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if i had a dollar…

If I had a dollar for every time my boss called me and said “Drop everything and catch the next flight to Singapore!” I’d have, well, a dollar. And also, these pictures :-).

Downtown Singapore skyline at night

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Daytime skyline

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The historic Singapore Cricket Club, with a game in progress. (That big thing in the background is the Marina Bay Sands casino.)

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Walking along the riverfront. That’s my hotel in the background left.

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Old and new Singapore live side-by-side

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Local street art (commissioned, not graffiti)

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In the national art museum, this is a new work, not old. Can you find the proof?  :-)

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Dinnertime in Chinatown

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Yes, you can find “American” food here, including imported Iowa corn-fed beef. Besides food, Singapore is very visitor friendly — almost all signs are in English, and almost everyone speaks it too.

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But I mostly tried dining where the locals go. Lots of really great Asian food stalls and hawkers, very inexpensive.

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Unfortunately this trip was 80% of the time in an office building with no windows, but Singapore is definitely a place I’d like to come to on a real vacation someday.  I just got back from 2 weeks there, and it looks like I’ll be heading back for another two weeks soon. But no reason to complain, and hopefully we’ll have a happy customer soon so I can come home to stay :-).

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