Singapore, and Malaysia in general, has always been on my list of go-to destinations. Something about the look and feel of the city always mesmerized me – the vibrant colours are absolutely breathtaking. Of course, there’s more than just the vistas that Singapore is known for. The food – from hawker centres, to the rice dishes, Wall’s ice cream and the chili sauces are all high in my books. Singapore has a vast history which tickles the dormant anthropologist in me (e.g., the Jackson Plan is interesting early racial segregation), while the growing pop culture scene is an exciting blend of religions, histories and cultures thanks to its sea port upbringing. I’m not sure if Singapore will make it into our final travel plans, but hopefully it remains a contender.
Of course, I also just want to drink a Singapore Sling while listening to Tom Waits’ Shore Leave… in Singapore. Luckily, there are travel articles detailing exactly where, and where not, to get your gin fix.
Anyway, the Internet has a vast expanse of reasons to visit Singapore. But, for your enjoyment, here’s a beautiful video titled The Lion City II – Majulah by Photographer and filmmaker Keith Loutit that shows how much Singapore has been growing and changing over the past three years:
The above video is a sequel to The Lion City a tilt-shift video that apparently tackles the crushing heat of the city (maybe not the best video to prove why I want to go but the visuals are nicely shot):