Some say it’s a sterile. Could see why they say that but I prefer describing those same aspects as affluent, colorful, mostly new with some old, everything works.
Violating traffic laws was the exception, and infrequent at that. The city was surprisingly quiet. The light rail system was the best I’ve ever used by any measure I can think of. Heritage exists, is honored but doesn’t hamper their moving ahead.
Getting to the zoo required leaving the light rail at a suburban station for a 35 minute bus ride. Next to the rail station was a ‘Bus Interchange’ station, a central point for the area’s routes. I’d bet there are several bus stations like this in Singapore: air conditioned, clean, in good condition and with a variety of small shops. This bus station was superior in every respect but one to the international airport in Manila. There you can sit down while waiting.
More about Singapore when I post the photos, because seeing them will spark some memories. Still have 2 days worth of photos to edit. Here is a taste.
Yes, sometimes I do take pictures of people.