A traditional old style Singapore streetfront near our hotel. You’ll notice the bright colours; in fact all the “old” buildings we saw in Singapore had shiny bright new coats of paint on their VERY well kept exteriors. Between the gentle weather and the government upkeep the whole city feels more like a theme-park than a real city. It’s like being on a hollywood set they made yesterday because everything is clean and nothing shows any wear. (Unless you look really hard.) It’s kind’ve creepy, really. I shutter to think how many Singaporeans are just employed in keeping the city clean and well maintained.