Chinatown Singapore Monochromes

20 January 2018, Singapore.

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(Ladakh Trip).

Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information). If an image does not have a link (or a caption), the preceding one applies.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Crossing the bridge to the Asian Civilisations Museum with the rain coming on fast.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Model of ninth-century ship and bowls retrieved from wreck.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

4th century Bodhisattva.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Buddha Tooth Temple, Chinatown.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Chinatown.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Butterfly room, Singapore Airport.

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Black and White, Buddhism, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness .

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Gardens by the Bay Monochromes

19 January 2018, Singapore.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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Hotel near Gardens by the Bay.

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Black and White, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Inside the Flower Dome.

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Black and White, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

Cloud Forest.

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Black and White, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Wilderness

National Orchid Garden.

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Chinatown

20 January 2018, Chinatown and Singapore Airport, Singapore

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Here we are inside the Buddha Tooth Temple.

Our plane was due to leave in the afternoon so we had some free time in the morning and decided to wander around Chinatown.    The Buddha Tooth Temple is very recent, dating only from 2007, although built in the style of the Tang Dynasty.  The name comes from a tooth of the Buddha supposedly discovered in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar.  Rather reminiscent in this respect of mediæval Christianity.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

In a large hall, many people were chanting to musical accompaniment.  I don’t know whether this was a special event or happens regularly.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

A school group posing for a photo outside the temple.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

On the roof there was a garden…

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

… along with a very large revolving prayer wheel.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

Three streets nearby are for pedestrians only.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

Singapore is perhaps the most tolerant multicultural community in the world.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

33% are Buddhist, 19% Christian, 19% Atheist, 14% Muslim, 10% Taoist and 5% Hindu.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

Everyone appears to be open and friendly and it’s definitely very safe.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

Mobile phones are not unknown.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

It’s around 30ºC.  Where we were going would be much colder.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

In the afternoon, we turned up at Singapore Airport and were surprised to find a butterfly room.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

The butterflies were impressive.

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Bhudda Tooth Temple, Butterfly, Chinatown, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, Singapore, Street photography, Travel

Not so much the unmonitored three-year olds running around and catching butterflies by their wings.

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Cloud Forest and Asian Civilisations Museum

19 January 2018, Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay and Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

From the Flower Dome it is a very short walk to the Cloud Forest.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Some of the flowers are similar but the arrangement is very different.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

The “cloud” part comes from a cloud of spray released every couple of hours but we were not there at the right time top see this.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

There is a similar dome which here window cleaners are cleaning from the outside.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

The arrangement is much more vertical with great cascading walls of greenery.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

People down below were performing ritual activities with small rectangular objects.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Perhaps a form of Tai Chi….

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

More of the “green wall”.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Overall, I found it more artificial and less satisfying than the Flower Dome.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Perhaps my opinion would have been different had the spray been operating.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

… And we look up to those above us….

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel .

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel .

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

We then left for a brief stop at the hotel where I dropped off most of my camera equipment, then headed for the Asian Civilisations Museum.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

I had decided it was not going to rain and didn’t take my umbrella.  I was wrong.  We are walking over a bridge and rain is fast approaching.  We just made it inside the museum before a deluge hit.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

One of the main displays was of the contents of the wreck of a ninth-century ship, here shown as a scale model.  The bowls are some of the sixty thousand retrieved from the wreck.  The ship originated from the Abbasid Empire in the Persian Gulf.  It had sailed via India to China and was returning when it was wrecked in the Java Sea.  It was built entirely without nails.  Wooden planks were sewn together with coconut rope and caulked with wadding.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Here are some of the Chinese jars from the wreck.  On the left is a fully restored one showing its ash glaze technique; the unrestored jars on the right show how much effort must have gone into restoration.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

This painting particularly caught my attention and shows lots of interesting detail if you click on it for a larger view.  Painted by a Chinese artist, probably for a foreign trader, it shows a square in Guangzhou (Canton), China and some of the people depicted can be identified.  It is 1807 and is at the time of a trial of sailors from the ship Neptune who killed a Chinese man in drunken brawling.  After several days of adjudication, one seaman incurred a small fine.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

This is Singapore harbour in around 1850 by an unknown Chinese artist.  Three European ships dominate the foreground and some of you may notice some difference from the aerial shots of Singapore a couple of posts ago.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

This looks like a giant floating marble boulder but is a sculpture by Eng Tow (2015), based on a grain of rice.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

16th century bronze Buddha from Lan Na, in Northern Thailand, stylistically influenced from Sri Lanka.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

A Bodhisattva from 4th century Ghandhara (between Pakistan and Afghanistan).  It shows the influence of the West (ancient Greece and Rome) on Buddhist art.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Chinese far from Jingdezhen, around 1700.  The man on the crow’s nest of the ship could be General Xue Rengui, who invaded the Laiodong Peninsula for Tang Emperor Taizong.  The Laiodong Peninsula is just north-west of North Korea and is where in the nineteenth century Port Arthur was located.  The war was against Goguryeo in 644AD.  Goguryeo was a Korean kingdom incorporating what is now North Korea, the northern half of South Korea and the southern and central parts of Manchuria.

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Asian Civilisations Museum, Cloud Forest, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Chrysanthemum dish from Jingdezhen in China, 1723-1735 (during the reign of Yangzhen, the third Qing or Manchu emperor).  Based on the naturalistic style of Yun Shouping (1633-1690), this is an example of what became the characteristic style of the Yangzhen period.

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Flower Dome

19 January 2018, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

We jumped onto the MRT (Singapore Underground) and headed for the Gardens by the Bay.  Here we are looking back to a massive hotel complex and the city behind it.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Our taxi driver from the airport suggested going up to the top and visiting a café.  We went to go there on the way back but opted out when we found it was $20 each just to go up in the lift and in any case the visibility was not so good by then.  Out of curiosity I checked out how much it costs to stay there.  Room prices start at $680 per night and you can always reserve a suite for $5,900 per night.  Then you can have a bottle of champagne delivered to your room for as little as $125 and trips in the lift are free.  Perhaps if they had paid us the price of a suite to stay there we might have been interested.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Singapore’s tropical climate does produce some interesting trees though.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Fortunately we didn’t encounter any mosquitos but you have to watch out for the dragonflies.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

More species of Singapore’s interesting trees.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Agave Titanota (Rancho Tambor Century Plant, Mexico).

And now we’ve reached the Flower Dome.  No flowers in this shot but you’ll see some soon.  Inside the massive dome the temperature is kept at 23ºC to 25ºC and the humidity from 60% to 80% – which makes it a good place to go on a hot sticky Singapore day.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Desert Rose (Adenium genus, frangipani family (Apocynaceae). Africa, Middle East and Socotra. Bulbous trunks to store water. Many species have poisonous sap used by native people to poison hunting arrows and fish..

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Hanging umbrellas.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

A small pagoda-style gazebo with workers pruning the plants.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Euphorbia x lomi (crown of thorns).

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Many of the flowers had no labels though.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Blue children in front of a blue flower bed.

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Flower Dome, Flowers, Gardens by the Bay, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Travel .

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National Orchid Garden

18 January 2018, National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

We arrived in Singapore in the afternoon and headed for the National Orchid Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens.  The Orchid Garden is open until 7pm daily though the Botanic Gardens stay open until midnight.

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

Singapore has an efficient underground system called the MRT but there is currently no station near the Orchid Garden end of the Botanic Gardens so we caught taxis.

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

I’m not sure whether the orchids had name tags but if so I didn’t photograph those to record the names.

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

Earlier, the taxi driver from the airport to the hotel told us that the ownership of cars in Singapore was tightly controlled and that it costs $S15,000 to own one ($A15,000 or $US11,500).

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

Unlike most of the other countries in Asia, Singapore is definitely a developed country and lists on Wikipedia as 11th in the world for national income per capita.  When that list is calculated at purxhasing power parity, it rises to second, behind Macao.

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

Singapore has a tropical climate with lots of rain.  Orchids like these would not grow outside so readily in Canberra.

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel .

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel .

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel .

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel

Though we were heading for dry Ladakh, we packed umbrellas specifically for Singapore.  And we needed them.  A section of the gardens during a brief downpour.

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel .

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel .

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Flowers, Landscape, Macro, National Orchid Garden, Nature, Orchids, Photography, Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Travel .

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Abstract Australia

18 January 2018, Over Australia and Singapore

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This is the first post of my recent Ladakh trip.  I will maintain a list of links to these posts in the Ladakh Itinerary post.

We took off for Singapore from Canberra via Sydney.  We were on a new Singapore Airlines jet and I had a window seat from Sydney.  Usually, you look out the window occasionally and are surprised as to where you are.  In this case though, I had a potentially 360 degree external view on the console on the back of the next seat, so I was able to keep an eye on that and see where interesting views might be cominbg up.

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This is Lake Burragorang, in the lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney.  It is a man-made lake forming part of Sydney’s water supply and the water is held back by Warragamba Dam.

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An hour and a quarter later, we are over South Australia and there are salt lake beds out the window.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

I can’t tell you with any accuracy where the views are but the plane flew along a line between Lake Torrens and Lake Eyre.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

(If you’re on a PC, click on any of these to see them larger).

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

It’s an hour and twenty minutes since the last image and we are now over Western Australia.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Clouds and shadows.

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Probably farmland.  There are some roads now.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

This is the coast of Western Australia just south of Port Hedland.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Nearly three hours later now.  Not much to photograph over the Indian Ocean and then the clouds were often too thick to see through.  This is the coast of Sumatra.

 

Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Islands between Sumatra and Singapore, likely part of Indonesia.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Perhaps this one is part of Singapore.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Ships waiting to dock at Singapore.

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Aerial Photography, Australia, Landscape, Photography, Singapore, Travel

Singapore.

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