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Peranakan Museum and Armenian Church, Singapore [Jul. 15th, 2010|09:42 am]
susan smitten

I just came from Singapore. This was the view from my hotel room.

I had wanted to go to the Peranakan Museum.

"In memory of the cat that adopted this building and became its mascot..."

I came for the Ramayana Revisited exhibit. Shadow puppets like these from Kerala, and other ancient and contemporary items from India and abroad.

These are Cambodian.

This is Thai.

Shadow puppets are beautiful.

Ravana, not so much.

Kumbhakarna devouring the monkey army.

Looking for one church, we (my colleague and I) found another. "One Message Received."

Here's what we were looking for: The Armenian Church, ca. 1836. The oldest church in Singapore!

It has a pretty, peaceful little cemetery on its beautiful grounds.

Elegant stone carving in Armenian.

[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2010-07-15 06:23 am (UTC)
Did you go into Marina Bay?

Singapore's high up on my list of places to revisit.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2010-07-15 06:39 am (UTC)
Nah, not this time, though I usually end up down there. (We stay not far from there; used to stay even closer.) You can follow the tag back to see one or two pictures from the bay, taken a few years ago.
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2010-07-15 06:57 am (UTC)
We stay not far from there
Yeah, I noticed the casino in your first shot.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2010-07-15 07:05 am (UTC)
I sort of watched that go up. Was surprised when I noticed it looking finished!
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