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Peranakan Museum and Armenian Church, Singapore [Jul. 15th, 2010|09:42 am]
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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.
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[User Picture]From: premkudva
2010-07-15 10:34 am (UTC)
Did you visit the stamp museum there?

That Marina Bay resort was at it foundation stage when we saw it from the Singapore Eye two years ago.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2010-07-15 10:47 am (UTC)
Did you visit the stamp museum there?
Last time I was there, a couple of months ago, I did. Didn't have a camera on me. The exhibit on was about WWII occupation, and the Year of the Tiger. It was great. I wanted to go again this time, but ran short on time. I assume you went?
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[User Picture]From: premkudva
2010-07-15 11:15 am (UTC)
Yes of course I had visited it. When we went the main exhibit was herbs and spices. And a bunch of other things one of which was production of a stamp. Very nice and cute, and was able to buy a few Vario sheets there and very reasonable prices. Wish I had bought more, not available with our Indian dealers now.

It quite fascinated me to know their first stamps where Indian:-) Queen Victoria ie.
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