Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

LITTLE INDIA

Last Monday week, 57 villagers set off on a trip to Singapore and Malacca with the CEO, Chiou See Anderson and 4 other staff members. We were bussed to Brisbane airport and then we flew Singapore Airlines to Singapore and the York Hotel.
 The next morning we were divided into two groups to tour the city. The oldies were bright eyed and bushy tailed at the beginning of the day. After visiting many of Singapore's attractions all day we were not so sprightly at 9:30 that night when we arrived back at the hotel. Chiou See, who organised the holiday is far right at the back.
 The first stop was at the markets in the area called Little India. Chiou See was happy to show us her country and for us to meet her family.
 An Indian trader..

The colours in the market were bright. Always good to look up.

 The videographer at work. It was extremely hot and humid everyday.

 An indoor market too.




Little India is a very interesting area but we were off to the next place, which was the old colonial part of the city. Remnants of English rule have been kept as heritage sites. Singapore people pride themselves on the fact that many different races and religions all live and work together in harmony.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a complete different world suddenly!

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  2. Quite a few years ago we stayed in Little India in Singapore on our way to England. Yes, I get the oldies fading by 9:30.

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  3. it is all so colorful, i just love seeing the city in your photos.

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  4. Hello, what a fabulous trip and tour. The market place is so colorful, lovely collection of photos. Have a happy day!

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  5. Touring can be interesting and also exhausting

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  6. I stayed in Little India when I visited Singapore. A lively and colourful place and exhausting!

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  7. I loved our trip to Singapore some years back, but we also overdid the viewing trying to get it all done in a day and a bit!!! What I do hate is getting back to the hotel with the air conditioning set on icy cold!!!
    Great set of photos and thanks for the memories. Keep well t'other Diane

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  8. Splendid colourful photos. I don't mind hot but humid doesn't like me at all so it probably wouldn't be the place for me. I'll make do with your excellent photos.

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  9. That last is definitely something to be proud of -- why can't we all be like that? Lovely pictures and how great to have a personal guide who knows Singapore so well. Such an exciting opportunity for travel. .

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  10. It looks quite clean and tidy there, which is not the impression one gets looking at pictures of India. It's nice to have a local person who will introduce you to people they know.

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  11. Singapore is a great example for the rest of the World.
    Clean, courteous and the most highly educated in the World.
    Changi Airport is really something to behold in awe and wonderment.
    I am sure you are having a woe of a time.
    (More family details on Singapore moves in an e-mail soon).
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Ooops - "WOW of a time" - senior moment with the WOE!!!
      No woes in Singapore!!!!
      Colin

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  12. How wonderful to have a tour with your fellow villagers and staff to guide and assist. My MIL would have loved this opportunity.

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  13. What a fabulous trip and your photos are so wonderful. I love all the exotic interesting things that we get to see through your eyes.

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  14. All looks interesting - good to see Bill enjoying his filming.

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  15. I've never been to Singapore, but after seeing your photos I would certainly like to visit.

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  16. What a treat, to see Singapore with a native guide. The fish market is really impressive. Oh, and don't feel bad -- I start fading at 7:30! By 9:30 I'm getting ready for bed.

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