Monday, July 07, 2008

Singapore in general

I liked Singapore. Our tour guides were good but one, a large local lass, but who spoke with an English accent, was very amusing and informative. We learnt more about Singapore from her in a few hours than for our whole stay.

It is a hot tropical country, but for me who complains about the heat, found it not as bad as I thought. So long as I have a cool hotel room and air con vehicles, I can cope. We walked quite a bit in the heat but never very fast and some weeks later, I really cannot recall it being very hot.

We did not get arrested for chewing gum and it was nice to see streets without black gum marks everywhere. Singapore was quite clean, felt very safe, and seems very well organised. Australia could take a leaf from its book. Saying that, which Asian port do most of the drugs come to Australia through? Which country denies you the right to publicly demonstrate? Which country has no system in place to look after the hopeless of our society? Private charity aside. I am not so stupid, but if you don't buck the system, I think Singapore is not a bad country and certainly very beautiful.

7 comments:

  1. "Which country denies you the right to publicly demonstrate? Which country has no system in place to look after the hopeless of our society?"

    Ah, now that'd be Britain 1990's style.

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  2. Sounds like the old "lovely place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there" ;)

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  3. Arrested for chewing gum? Do tell - they have this rule?

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  4. Ah, your dear Maggie Brian. How loved she is in the north of England.

    The gov does a good job of keeping people satisfied Jayne. Full bellies mean no protests.

    Kinda of Daisy. It used to be so, but the US/Singapore free trade agreement was stalled because of the ban. Now they allow in therapeutic gum.

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  5. Anonymous8:33 pm

    Na give me Oz any day - Singapore is too stiffling and boring. Seen one shopping centre you seen them all.

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  6. Did you read the laws regarding gay men?

    As for not being able to publicly demonstrate, try wearing an anti-religious T-shirt in Sydney this month.

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  7. Agree about the shopping centre Anon, but we did not really go to them.

    I am well versed in their homosexual laws Jahteh and the application of them. I believe you can be fined for the tee thing.

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