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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: joshdavis
2010-07-16 04:48 am (UTC)
I like the boat looking crosssection that joins the three towers, but it makes me wonder about how long it will withstand swaying...
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