About 15% of Sinpagore's population is from India and from the moment I step off the subway car I can see I'm in a totally different part of town.
At lunch I get my curry fix with a fork and spoon while fingers all around me mix together rice and sauce into small mounds on their plates.
"What would you like to drink sir?" Ginger Tea jumps out at me from a sign three stalls away and I hope it's the mysterious dark liquid in small, glass mugs I've seen old men drinking outside shops at all hours of the night. Score! After my food I ask for a second round of the warm, sweet, spicy stuff while I boot up my laptop and plan my route for the afternoon.
I enjoy window after window of dazzling gold jewelry as I pass along the streets and in and out of air conditioned complexes. I can't find the variety of oddities I want as gifts for friends so I push south until I reach Sim Lim Square, Singapore's mega 6 level computer geek mall.
|Sim Lim Square|
When I emerge night has fallen and I wander through Bugis Street and enjoy a nice juice drink and noodle dish before heading back for the night.