Posts Tagged ‘Singapore’

Passport Chop

Zhiqiang and Tingyi are a couple of travel addicts from Singapore writing about their home town and their travel experiences abroad.

Zooming In: Seeing More by Slowing Down

At mid-morning, the humidity was so intense it felt moody, filling the air with heaviness, leaving clothes sweat-soaked. Wavering between heading indoors for some air-conditioning or continuing on with the planned walk, I pushed the camera strap high on my shoulder and waited for the light to change. Over the morning traffic, a din came from across the road — Indie-pop loud and fast pulsed from speakers that hung low in shop door corners, delivery trucks moved along the streets and jack hammers vibrated from a nearby worksite. I crossed the road hurried along by workers, narrowly avoided a group of young women in brightly coloured saris rushing to a bus, and found some shade under the eave of a souvenir shop roof. A young trendily dressed worker stood outside next to a table stacked with Indie CDs singing and swaying to the beat while yelling out to his friends as they passed. Around me the noise increased, the traffic grew and the aromatic smells of incense and spices began to fill the air.

I was in Little India in Singapore on a Friday morning in February as business was opening for the day. One of the city’s oldest and liveliest districts, Little India is a popular retreat for backpackers and tourists — all wanting something of the Indian way without going to India. Its abundant colour, aroma, history and vibe stimulate even the most regressed senses.

The Asian Traveler

The Asian Traveler is June, an Asian women on a mission to explore the world. Her blog is a colourful exposition of Asian destinations, well known and little known.

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