City of Character

Can any city be anymore clinically clean, and aesthically neat than Singapore? Everytime I have to go there for work, the only thing on my mind is when I’m leaving? I feel so uptight there, don’t pick my nose, don’t spit, don’t burp, or else lose your finger. Seriously, robots would feel at home there.

Sure, Bangkok has about 10000 counts of cancerous spores per every breath you take in, and equally number of E.Coli count in the food. The Psorosis infested stray dogs, lots of bodily functions, and at times a complete lack of process and rules. But somehow it grows on ya, and its part of BKK’s charm.

Singapore is to Monica Gellar as Bangkok is to Joey Tribianni.

3 Comments so far

  1. him (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2005 @ 12:50 pm

    Love the Friends comparison :) But… Hmm, I adore Singapore! I’d say it’s 2nd on my list of favourite cities in this part of the world..:

    1. KL
    2. Singapore
    3. Hong Kong
    4. Bangkok
    5. Jakarta

    KL is my fave because of the people – it’s one of the few cities I have ever been to with such a mad mix of still-independant-from-each-other cultures, gives it a really nice, relaxed feel.

    Plus the huge amount of great food rocks :)


  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2005 @ 1:38 pm

    I feel sick whenever a taxi driver opens his door to hock-a-loogie onto the road.


  3. him (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2005 @ 3:54 pm

    No, no, no thats nothing compared to seeing the thai aversion to tissues – you know, finger closes one nostril, and then strong blow down the other one, into the gutter, from standing height. Talk about stringy!

    Glorious.

    (erm, unless hock-a-loogie is Autralian for what I just described, in which case, shoot me).



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