Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Singapore Black and Whites

After a brisk walk with kind brisk walkers from MacRitchie to Bukit Tima, I got a chance to go sightseeing today. Past Bollywood, still closed for LNY and then on to check out the Black and Whites, colonial era residences near Seletier Resivoir. We'd heard that they were run down and that only about 1/3rd were occupied. What a shock to see beautifully maintained colonial houses guarding impressive trees. If these were western homes in the US near a big city, you could triple the rent and no one would move out. We were impressed by the mangroves at the end of the resivoir and the small fishing community that lived there. All in all, a very large change from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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