Day Three of my Singaploration!
Hi all!!!..I have been behind on my posts.. Terribly behind…Not only am I busy at work, but with the time I get in between, I try to see all that I can.. Don’t worry, you will see all that I see, maybe just a little slower than usual… .
It is Day Three of my friend’s stay in Singapore and today we begin at the Ritz Carlton. We “embark on an artistic adventure” at the Ritz which houses 4,200 pieces of artwork and sculptures, valued at $55 million SG. 90% of the art was commissioned for the hotel with about 350 major “museum quality” pieces.
Mao figures (2001) by Zhu Wei outside of the hotel..
Brochure and audio to guide you through the exhibit..
Frank Stella – Cornucopia sculpture weighing approximately 3 tonnes
Dave Chihuly‘s glass installation – Yellow Persian forms
Malcolm Morley – Landscape (1990′s)
John Rose – Double Screw (1995/6)
Janis Provisor – Landscape (1990′s)
David Hockney – Titled ” “” ” (1994)
David Hockney – Untitled (1993)
David Hockney – Pushing Up (1994)
Frank Stella again
Rainer Gross – Landscape (1995)
Moby Dick series
Li Lin Lee – Lucky Life (1990)
Sam Francis - Untitled
We leave the Ritz and try to find a bus tour.. Look at the Marina Bay Sands ahead… Hmmm
A look back at the Ritz Carlton.. designed by Irish architect Kevin Roche
It is very hot today… sweltering!! So we sit and cool off a bit.. I had a delicious rum and raisin gelato..
Singapore’s beauty and efficiency takes my breath away… If only…
Singapore Gardens by the Bay. Jubilee Hall across the waters… I have yet to go there…
Marina Bay Sands.. another view! I really love this building.. It works!
Soldiers preparing, rehearsing for upcoming National Day celebrations on August 9th.
Finding a place to buy tickets for a tour bus..
And we’re on.. I choose to sit atop for photo-ops.. but JEEZ AN AGES!!! The sun is just KILLING ME!!!!
I see this and think… “Design & Computation”
Outskirts of Chinatown…
This place is so beautiful.. it’s no joke.. Look at that!
One of my stomping grounds, Clarke Quay..
I love how they colored this.. It’s now a Police Museum or something like that.. I might be a bit off..
I wonder what’s going up here…
This stood out in the sunlight.. the shadows and geometry was attractive…
Orchard Road… THE Shopping street in Singapore..
I don’t need to say what this is again do I?…
A nice game of cricket was happening here… And isn’t the backdrop beautiful… The green lawn, trees and…. LOL
So after that sweltering bus ride I need food, shelter and something cool. Yikes! So we head to Clark Quay and head to Hooters…
It was great! We did ask them to reheat that butter you see there.. Cold melted butter.. no way..
This is the reverse bungee ride at Clarke Quay… it is fun! I haven’t tried it just yet… maybe if I company I will..
Walking to Chinatown from Clark Quay…
I love the food culture here.. everyone is eating! lol..
View from cross-over bridge down to the street in the Chinatown area..
View down the steps..
Food street in Chinatown..
Souvenirs in the shops…
Yuck! I had this ice kacha I think they call it, but I took the one with durian… Ewwww.. puke! puke! What da hell was this?.. and it has corn!!! What da?!!! Ughhh!
Disgusting! I should have had beer…
Every day I am here, I STUDY Singapore.. The country amazes me.. it is a model for other countries and most importantly to me, for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), ESPECIALLY the Caribbean and Trinidad & Tobago. Things work here. Of course nothing is 100% perfect, don’t get me wrong.. but it’s hard to see too many wrongs when so many things work right here.. I speak with Singaporeans to find out about them, their lives here, what they like and don’t like about Singapore.. It’s so good to hear some of the things I have. This country started with a VISION.. and it continues to work on that vision. Vision, Planning and Execution! I dream that maybe one day I may have the opportunity to try to implement such in the Caribbean and my home country.. We are soo similar to Singapore in terms of our multi-culturalism, climate, and can be as awesome as Singapore I think.. I wish! Maybe I will dream about my vision for T&T… Everyday I grow more and more passionate about my vision for T&T..
Happy Friday everyone!!!
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