In the mid 20th century Singapore was a run-down island full of slums, racial tension and poverty. In the second half of the 20th century, it transformed itself into an economic power (helped by its port and ability to trade).
Today it has been completely transformed. The slums are gone and a major building programme has transformed the place. It is pleasant to walk about and there is lots to see – including some architectural wonders – like the Marina Sands Bay hotel and the supertrees.
It still has some fairly quaint areas – though I would really have liked to have tasted the ‘colour’ and chaos of the old place. It has become a bit too touristy.
Inside the Marina Sands Bay hotel.
The incredible supertrees.
A show of affluence.
Into the city.