Singapore Chinatown

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This is a business trip, so I’ve worked quite lengthy hours when in office. I have worked rather late into the evenings, and because I had in-flight projects in both the US and UK, I have needed to be on calls in the middle of the night. The past two nights were rather brutal for this, so I’ve done with little sleep.

I decided to combat this by slipping right back into a routine, remaining awake durning the daylight and letting the normal light/dark rthythms influence my own.

Thus, I entertained myself this afternoon with a brief foray into Singapore’s Chinatown, as it is near to my hotel.

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Similar to San Francisco’s Chinatown, the area I visited was filled with the sharp smell of medicinal herbs and the soothing aroma of tea, a surfeit of tourists with bare and blindingly white legs (including myself), and cheap tchotchkes. The difference here is that the tchotchkes didn’t travel far but the bare white legs did.

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This last sight intrigued me, as a continuation of an observation one of my Taiwanese colleagues had made: whisky is now trendy in Asia.

Works for me.

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