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Singapore is one of the most diverse countries I have ever been to. Ever.

Yes, America is also very diverse. But not when you live in suburban Indiana. Korea is nowhere even CLOSE to being considered diverse. If you are not ethnically Korean, you will usually stick out like a sore thumb. I still receive stares on a daily basis, on the subway train that I take every day, to and from work.

So coming to Singapore where I hardly stand out (except maybe in Little India, where I was staying) was certainly a breath of fresh air.

The people are friendly and polite and more than willing to help you if you flail around, looking helpless.
These are just things I noticed.

Also, no one spits on the street. (More so because it is illegal, I think...)

A grandma and grandson in Little India.

Drunk Irish Santas on Christmas Eve at Muddy Murphy's Irish pub on Orchard Road.

Street Musicians on Christmas Eve, Orchard Road.

Kids playing in a fountain on Christmas Day, near Bugis Station.

Making Dim Sum Soup, Chinatown.

Painting a mosque, Chinatown.

Decorating a Mercedes-Benz, Little India.

Chinese calligrapher, Chinatown.

Outdoor barber, Chinatown.


Posted by lrbergen 05:40 Archived in Singapore

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Great photo's! I am going on the 8th of February to Nepal and PEOPLE was also one of my topics for pictures. Greetings Sanghita

by Sanghita

Come to Malaysia, just north of Singapore and I'll show you more diversity. Shucks, I was planning a trip to SEOUL....dang. Not diverse, huh? Well.....

by Marsha M

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