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Enjoy some pictures of the worldrecordtour, taken in Singapore


Singapore Map


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The fusion of modern and nostalgic
architecture gives the “Boats Quay”
its charming appearance
“Boat Quay” is a row of lovely conserved
warehouses along the Singapore River,
which comes alive at night with its
riverside restaurants, cafes and pubs
High-rise buildings pop up
everywhere - here behind
the Parliament House




The ‘Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission’
has impressive Buddha figures
As most of the Indian Temples, the Sri Mariamman
Temple also has an elaborate Gopuram, the
sculptured tower above the entrance that shows
carved gods, goddesses and mythological beasts
The Sultan Mosque with its golden
dome and onion shaped turrets




Huge red pomelos are on display in
big quantities. They are imported from
Thailand and are traditionally sold at
the Chinese Mooncake Festival
The tropical Durian fruit - the “king of the
fruits” - is piled to a pyramid on a market
stall. It is known for its delicious taste (we
don't like it so much), but its smell is so
awful that it is banned in the subway
and in many hotel rooms too
The birds’ picking on white bulbs
on the street drew our attention to
the high tree with the red and
thorny lychees




A colorful barge crosses
the Singapore River
Trees and flowers are everywhere in
Singapore. Here the brilliant red
frangipani blossoms catch our
eyes on the way to our Embassy
View across the Singapore River




The legendary Raffles Hotel
dates back to 1887
In the court yard, it is easy to step
back into colonial times…….
..…..and enjoy the delicious food




In front of the Chinese ‘Kwan Im
Thong Hood Cho’ Temple, built in 1921,
stalls sell flowers and fruit for offerings
The many lanterns always
spread a unique Far East touch
Dark clouds over the skyscrapers
behind the festive decorated Chinatown




A performance of Chinese dancers at
the Mooncake Festival celebrations
Twilight over Singapore’s Chinatown
A street with beautifully two-storey
houses in Little India, where the local
Indian community lives. Merchants
often have their business on the
lower floor and their home above




This ERP gantry (Electronic Road Pricing Scheme), means that you are entering an auto-
mated road pricing system designed to keep Singapore’s roads smooth flowing. It is based on the principle of charging motorists according to the density of traffic when they travel on
heavily used roads during peak hours. For entering the zone, an ”In-Vehicle Unit” (IU) is
needed in the car with a stored value card. The IU automatically deducts the ERP charges
from the cash card each time the vehicle passes through an ERP gantry. If there isn't such a
unit or the card is insufficiently charged, the cameras catch the car - the driver will be fined
Obviously, scooters are the cheapest
and fastest mean of transport in
regulated Singapore - they
are also ideal to park




The Chinese Thian Hock Temple with its
dragon roof is built without any nail joints
Chinatown - a place which Chinese
immigrants called home - in its attractive
festive look for the Moon Cake Festival
Two wild looking guard figures in
front of the Thian Hock Temple




The beautiful architecture of the Abdul
Gaffoor Mosque with its many minarets
An eye-catching blue spot near the
Sultan Mosque in the Arab Quarter
The crowd is filling up Chinatown
for the Mooncake celebrations




Decorative lanterns with their
warm lights are everywhere…….
…….and their variety is unique




The mooncake is deeply connected
with the Moon Cake Festival. It is
sold with many different fillings and
tastes delicious
Sitting Buddha at the
‘Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission’
Emil is waiting anxiously to greet our
“buddy” after the two months of sea
journey from French Guiana and
to verify its condition
Nearly 5 years later, on the way from Tonga to Belawan in Sumatra/Indonesia, we made in 2010 another stopover in Singapore:




Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar
Lion dancers perform at a Chinese shop.
The lion dance is believed to bring good
luck and fortune to the business. The bigger
the performance, the bigger the reward
Dragon dances are performed
at Chinese New Year to scare
away evil spirits
On Orchard Road, Liliana is posing
in front of a beautiful tiger, entirely
made of artificial flowers, to mark
the Chinese year of the tiger




At Bugis Village people are gathering
around the horoscope for 2010,
the year of the Tiger
Entry to a temple: Each
visitor receives a gift,
wrapped in red and gold
Monks bless visitors –
against a small donation!




The Swiss flags on the “Marché” in
Somerset make us heading straight into
its restaurant. But no fondue, no raclette,
but rösti (a kind of hashbrowns) being
the only Swiss specialty on the menu!
A nostalgic Swiss scene descending
the stairs to the “Marché”
Restaurant in Somerset
We are posing in front of the
Merlion, the landmark of Singapore