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August 18th 2013
Published: August 20th 2013
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Clash of cultures!
What a breakfast! A beautiful plate of fruit, Japanese fried rice, red bean paste dumplings, sesame ball and ginger tea…no lunch today!

The Singapore Art Museum, close by our hotel has an interesting history. The magnificent old 1850s building was for many years St Joseph’s Institute, a school for boys run by the La Salle Brothers. Its large rooms have been converted into galleries and housed some really interesting exhibits, especially the section devoted to stuff for kids…incredibly imaginative. The original Chapel has been left ‘as is’ apart from a beautiful new 3D stained glass window…a real artwork! We spent several hours in the Museum then had a REAL coffee at The Dome Café attached to it... ridiculously expensive but when you’re addicted?…



Packed our bags late in the afternoon in preparation for our 14 hour flight to Barcelona via Zurich. We’ll be staying in a warehouse pad in the City close to Sagrada Familia. Our Airbnb host Alex, has let us know that we’ll be able to check in early…a big relief as we arrive in Barcelona at 9am.


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Chapel from St Joseph's Institution
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Detail stained glass window
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Inside the Kid's Section of Museum - Enchanted Garden
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Kid's Section - sensory distortion
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String craft illuminated with UV light


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