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Singapore

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“We sail tonight for Singapore
Take your blankets from the floor
Wash your mouth out by the door
The whole town is made of iron ore
Every witness turns to steam
They all become Italian dreams
Fill your pockets up with earth
Get yourself a dollar’s worth”

– Tom Waits.

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Singapore (Listeni/ˈsɪŋəpɔr/ or /ˈsɪŋɡəpɔr/), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator

Singapore had a strange cleanliness to it. Like the above text it was ordered, to the point. The sterile streets were decorated with a host of different cultures; Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, American, European. A dash of everything. The fabulous smells, bustle and food of Little India, the melancholic madness of Haw Paw Villa, endless mazed malls, squeaky clean streets, free Philip K Dick screenings, old colonial houses, sitting in the humid heat in an outdoor courtyard watching Game of Thrones, listening to Liverpudlian punk, going to surf rock nights in hipster bars. I suppose you can make Singapore yours whatever your taste, as long as you have the money of course.

 



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