16 Apr '18, 7pm

Exploring Chinatown Singapore The desi Traveler Way

Exploring Chinatown Singapore The desi Traveler Way

As I leave the pious precincts of the temple I realize how the Buddha Temple is not just a temple of Buddha Tooth Relic it is also a vanguard of the Old Singapore when it embarked on a journey from a being just another marshy outpost of the Raj to being one of the most modern cities in the world. We are surrounded by sky scrapers that dwarf everything around them. But the Chinatown though aware of the change around it and rejects and even mocks the vertical growth of the city, rejoicing, restoring, with respect and nurturing the Shop Homes in their vibrant colors, from the colonial era lanes of Chinatown. The tall sky scrapers around Chinatown may have grown vertically but it will be many decades before they catch any of the character and aurae that the intricately designed heritage buildings of Chinatown radiate. Each of the building in Chinatown has some history hidden b...

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