Second day in Singapore – Old and new buildings, a walk by the ocean, and a view from above

September 23, 2017

Streets and buildings in Singapore

Today being Saturday, Chris had time to spend the day with us. He took us to a local market, then to one of his favorite streets in Singapore (Joo Chiat Road) with lots of small shops (selling everything from clothing, through local ice cream, spare car parts, to refrigeration solutions for hotels and restaurants), and finally on a long walk in the East Coast Park.

The buildings in Singapore are such an amazing mixture of old and new, traditional and modern! The city itself has many sides, and while being very rich and modern, it still maintains a lot of its old school charm and shows its Chinese, Malaysian and Indian heritage and influences.

The East Coast Park

The East Coast Park is a part of Singapore that was created by bringing land from the North of the city and extending the coastline into the ocean! I can’t even imagine the planning and the engineering needed for that, but the result is a nice and relaxed park at the ocean, with palm trees, lots of joggers, people riding their bikes and just hanging out at the ocean.

View of Singapore from above

As a next stop for the day, Chris took us to one of Singapore’s well kept secrets: The sky bridge on the 50th floor between the 5 buildings of the Pinnacles @ Duxton. It costs only about 3-4 CHF to go up there and you have an unobstructed view of the city at your feet! Not sure for how long this will stay off the beaten tourist path, but for now, we feel like we had a special privilege going up there.

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