Republic of Singapore
Photo Expedition May 2005
At first glance, Singapore appears shockingly modern
and anonymous, but this is an undeniably Asian city with Chinese, Malay
and Indian traditions from feng shui to ancestor worship creating
part of the everyday landscape. It's these contrasts that bring the city
to life.One day you're in a hawker stall melting over a bowl of Indian
curry, the next you're enjoying high tea in whispered environs complete
with air-con, starched linen table cloths and gliding waiters.
Super-safe and mega-clean.
In the crowded streets of Chinatown, fortune tellers, calligraphers and
temple worshippers are still a part of everyday life. In Little India,
you can buy the best sari material, freshly ground spices or a picture
of your favourite Hindu god. In the small shops of Arab St, the cry of
the imam can be heard from the nearby Sultan Mosque.