Chinatown, for all that Singapore is 70+% Chinese…is a giant tourist trap. On our trip to Singapore in February I bemoaned the lack of Singapore Souvenirs. Apparently they are all sold in Chinatown. Ravi and I spent our date night wandering Chinatown before adjourning to Clarke Quay (where yesterday’s video was shot) for dinner. We contemplated all the food options we walked by, but the majority of it involved seafood (which both of us hate). We also realized quickly that while we are big Chinese food fans….we’re American Chinese Food Fans (which is not the same thing at all).
Regardless, Chinatown did make for some lovely pictures.
Sky bridge. We walked across it and found little stalls selling things (like stuffed pandas wearing traditional Chinese clothing and pandas wearing World Cup uniforms from various countries). There were also benches so you could sit for a while.
Notice all the $1 and such signs. I also like the red lanterns as that extra special “just so you know you’re in chinatown” touch.
I liked the kite and the colors in this shot. This is a random street stall as we walked through Chinatown.
I looked up and saw the lanterns leading almost like a line toward the skyscraper in the distance and thought it looked lovely. I wish I could’ve gotten a better red on the lanterns…they were still bright red to me. Maybe after my photography class I’ll be able to go back and get the picture I wanted. I’m happy with this picture, but could be happier.
Detail on the temple
Sunset in Chinatown