Perhaps I'm just jet lagged. My brain is whirling. I'm in this place where everything I've been studying for ten years is in the air. The Hindu temples for Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar and Sri Mariamman; the Masjid Jamae Mosque; the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple; the Thian Hock Keng Temple; all within central Singapore's Chinatown.
Out the west side Expressway for the night, we are surrounded by skyscrapers and 100 shades of greenery. Next to our hotel is an enormous multi-purpose futuristic-looking concert hall with shopping mall, and next to that the junction of the Circle and East West lines of the MRT.
On Saturday we will settle into a flat near the University. The spouse will begin his teaching duties on Monday, and I'll begin exploring the many Singapores.
|Balustrades, Raffles Balcony Courtyard|