Published: September 10th 2011September 8th 2011
A huge outdoor complex full of bars, restaurants and shopping.
1st thought? SIngapore is awesome. The architecture is mind-blowing, the streets are clean, the landscape incredibly manicured, everything is organized, everything is monitored.........who knew that a dictatorship could be so nice?
Singapore is a funny place. From where I stand right now, I can look one way and be facing a billion dollar mixed-use residential/hotel/marina project, and I can look the other way and see a sea full of gigantic ships, with a massive oil refinery with gigantic smoke stacks with flames coming out of them as their backdrop.
Everything in SIngapore seems to be over the top--every high rise building has an extravagant lobby. Every corner seems to have some sort of sculpture or water feature that would be a big deal in another city. Everything seems to be trying to out-do everything else.
I've heard that if you start a real estate project here, and you don't finish it, you and everyone involved goes to jail for 10 years. You don't see any police anywhere, because of the extensive use of security cameras, but they can be anywhere in the city in 6 minutes. I spit out my gum, without even thinking, and I even contemplated
Not sure the name of this hotel, but there is a pool that runs all the way across the tops of the hotels, connecting all of them together. Apparently, this huge development only took 18 months to build, with over 3000 welders working 24 hours a day.
going and picking it up for fear that it was on camera and that I'd go to jail or be fined something ridiculous.
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