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Singapore Orchard Road Geylang Road

6 April 2011

Mostly closed until late afternoon

I decided to just wander around at about 9am. Nothing was open. Even regular coffee shops seemed closed.
It was already pretty hot, and most of the people out and about were fellow tourists like myself, most of them retirement age getting about in very little clothing.
Not a good look.

I wandered up to Orchard road, and it is indeed one continuous upmarket shopping mall. The stores are mostly those that we have in Australia, but there was an Isetan And Takashimaya, however they were shut.
All food places except for mcdonalds were also shut (now 11am), but I didnt want to eat at mcdonalds.
Instead I got on the train and went to Geylang road, apparently the muslim area.
Its low rise old fashion shops here, mostly chinese herbal stores and some traditional coffee houses, there were a couple of mosques but nothing too fancy looking.

Singapore is very much an after dark destination, most likely due to the high temperature and humidity, I will have to try not to be in bed by 10pm!

Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - The view near my hotel, very wide clean streets with flowers everywhere.

The view near my hotel, very wide clean streets with flowers everywhere.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - This is the parliament, quite small and concrete. Yes I was struggling to find things to take photos of.

This is the parliament, quite small and concrete. Yes I was struggling to find things to take photos of.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - An example of a mega mall on Orchard Road. Anglo Saxon woman heaven. Only things dont seem any cheaper to me than they are in Australia.

An example of a mega mall on Orchard Road. Anglo Saxon woman heaven. Only things dont seem any cheaper to me than they are in Australia.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - Also on orchard road are a number of sex shops. I didnt expect this in the totalitarian moral cleansing state that we hear about. The name of this est

Also on orchard road are a number of sex shops. I didnt expect this in the totalitarian moral cleansing state that we hear about.
The name of this establishment is pretty disturbing.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - This is a regular style apartment block. If you compare them to Hong Kong and Taiwan, you will notice they paint them here so they dont end up that bl

This is a regular style apartment block. If you compare them to Hong Kong and Taiwan, you will notice they paint them here so they dont end up that black color.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - Example of the older style storefronts on Geylang road.

Example of the older style storefronts on Geylang road.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - A mosque.

A mosque.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - This place is very modern looking, but was abandoned. Didnt seem to be any businesses in there.

This place is very modern looking, but was abandoned. Didnt seem to be any businesses in there.


Singapore-Orchard Road-Geylang Road - Heres my lunch. I wanted something with lots of chilli, so thought green curry chicken would be good since I am near Thailand. It was ok, but not enou

Heres my lunch. I wanted something with lots of chilli, so thought green curry chicken would be good since I am near Thailand.
It was ok, but not enough chilli, so I added lots more as you can see.
The price of about $3 was good though, considering it was a nicer kopitaam with air conditioning indoors. They even had a mexican place.


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