[ 新加坡 ] 小印度, 牛車水, 武吉士和夜遊動物園

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[  一座城市的顏色 ]

How do you colour a city? Is it its fast? its future? Its people? Its architecture? Or.. how about its weather?  I think Singapore is a colourful city. People from different ethnicities and background have settled here and coloured the city in their very own way. From Hindu temples, to mosques to Chinatown, to… (continue reading… )

一座城市的顏色是怎麼來的?是它的過去? 它的未來?是它的人?它的建築?它的天氣?新加坡是個顏色很豐富的城市,不同背景和膚色的人在這落角,把對家鄉的思念漆成一座城,無論是印度廟,還是回教堂, 佛寺, 中國城或高樓大廈,這邊的…

…. 許多都訴說著這個城市走過的痕跡。

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… Buddhist temples, to skyscrapers, all of these make up what we know as the Singapore now.

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每天早晨新加坡天空的心情都有點不同。
Woke up to a different scenery every morning.

The Little India  // 小印度

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今早的第一站是小印度。
We had an early start on our second day because we had much to visit. The first stop of the day was the Little India.

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這邊的建築顏色都很豐富。
The houses in the Little India district are all pretty colourful.

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這是陳東齡的故居 (一位華裔商人),這建築還得過獎。
House of Tan Teng Niah. It’s a mansion that belonged to a successful Chinese merchant.  This building even won some architecture award before.

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連房子的後牆也是色彩鮮艷活潑。
Even the back walls of the house are very colourful.

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小印度街上的一間餐廳,我是覺得這門牌還滿可愛的。
A restaurant on the street in the LIttle India area. I just thought the sign for the restaurant was quite cute.

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小印度這邊也有幾間很有特色的廟,這間是維拉瑪卡里亞曼興都廟。
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple .

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這是 1881 年建成的,廟裡供奉的是很多手臂的 Kali 女神.
The temple for the goddess of Kali was built in 1881.

 這個小小的建築是小印度拱廊。
The Little India Arcade.

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裡面當然賣的是義些和印度人生活有關的東西。
Supposedly you’d be able to find some Indian sweets, spices, accessories and decorations here. But somehow we didn’t see much of that.

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這個小 market 感覺上還滿像我們在杜拜看到的市集
This market felt a bit like the one we saw in Dubai.
The Chinatown // 牛車水

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下一站: 牛車水,也就是新加坡的中國城。
Next stop: The Chinatown of Singapore. The China Town of Singapore is a pretty colourful part of the city as well. When you exit from the Chinatown metro station – Pagoda exit, you’d see pretty busy street with ornate buildings on both sides of the street when you come to the ground level.

一出了地鐵的寶塔街出口,就可以看到兩排很亮眼的建築,當然還有一些像上圖這種就是過去華人作苦工的人,沒有家的就會聚集在這樣的房子裡,其實這種的在香港和倫敦都可看的到。
This street used to be filled with Chinese people who signed a contract to sell themselves to other countries to do hard labour. This building, for instance, used to be a coolies filled with migrants.

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這個牛車水原貌館就紀錄的早期華人移民在這的辛酸史。
The Chinatown Heritage Museum is a small museum with some displays of the life of Chinese people here back then.

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原貌館裡面就有一些有點像我們去香港看的哪個香港歷史博物館
The museum was a bit like the Hong Kong History Museum in Hong Kong, but in a much smaller scale.

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在牛車水也有個這樣的興都廟。馬里安曼興都廟是全新加坡最古老的興都廟。
The Sri Mariamman Temple is the  oldest temple of its kind in Singapore.

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裡面所供奉的是馬里安曼女神(驅逐霍亂和瘟疫, etc.)
This is a temple for a goddess who will protect her people from plagues and or the spread of contagious diseases.

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這個是新加坡佛牙寺龍華院。 2006 年才完工的佛寺。
There is also the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum nearby. It’s actually a pretty recent creation (completed in 2006).

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大白天走在這路上實在是容易脫水,所以找地方喝東西是一定要的啦。
It was getting too hot
and dry so we had to find a place to have something to drink. Then we headed to the Ann Siang Road area.

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所以我們就走到了安祥路,這條街上有許多很有藝術氣息的餐廳,cafe 和酒吧。
The Shots on Ann siang hill.
 Bugis District  // 武吉士

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中午回到飯店找朋友後,我們下午就出發到了武吉士。 這個也是個廟。
Singapore became a busy trading port in the 19th century. The name “Bugis” comes from the name of a tribal group from Indonesia named “Bugis” at that time. Another temple here.

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每間廟的裝飾和神像都很不同。
The Sri Krishnan Temple.

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但除了看廟以外,這邊也有一些比較現代和時尚的地方,像是這個 iluma 購物廣場。
Other than old temples, there are also some modern places in Bugis. The Iluma is a shopping complex with a pretty catchy exterior design.

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建築的外面是些省電燈泡,裡面的天花板設計也很前衛。
The interior is quite spacious and has a flowy design as well.

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這哈芝巷路很窄,不過也成了個很有個性的小巷子,有許多設計小店。
The Haji Lane is a pretty narrow alley with some interesting small stores and pubs.

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哈芝巷的一間餐廳的二樓。
Outside of the second floor window of a restaurant on Haji Lane.

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蘇丹回教堂,1824年建成,在1924年重修時融合了不同以 islamic & 印度的元素。
Sultan Mosque – The oldest mosque in the area (from 1824). It was renovated in 1924 to incorporate architectural elements of Islamic, Indian and British art.

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回教堂前面的巴梭拉街過去是往麥加朝聖的亞洲信徒的補給站。
The Bussorah Street – This used to be a stop for Asian pilgrimage on their journey to Mecca. Now it’s filled with all kinds of stores.

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之前在 travel guide上看到有間香水店是可以自己調香水,結果剛好路過 – Jamal Kazura Aromatics.
Jamal Kazura Aromatics is a aromatics/perfume shop on the Bussorah Street.
Here you can select your favourite scent from the different bottles and mix your own.

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牆上的架上滿滿都是香水罐子。
There are also lots of fancy perfume bottles that you can select from. But they have to be purchased separately in addition to the perfume.

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桌上的瓶瓶罐罐裝了不同的香水,有些是已經配好了的,但這些還是可以自己再調,但還是不能調過火
,不然最後調出來的味道搞不好很難聞。
You could mix your own perfume from these bottles of perfumes on the table. Some of them have been premixed already. But you can mix the mixed ones with other mixed ones. So it was all good. But just have to be careful not to mix too much stuff because the smell could get bad or intolerable.

我的最後戰利品。
This is what I ended up with.

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這些香水瓶就是比較異國情調一點的,最小最便宜的要大概 10 元新幣,調香水的部份也是看容量,最小的是大概 20 新幣,真的不算便宜,不過算好玩吧,可以自己調香水香味的噱頭。
These perfume bottles are a bit more exotic. The smallest and the cheapest one is about 10 SGP. The perfume is about 20 SGP for the smallest bottle. Not exactly cheap but you get to mix your own perfume and that can be attractive to some people?!

Raffles Places   //   萊佛士坊

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因為要到 City Hall 那邊等個朋友,所以我們就順便去了萊佛士酒店附近,穿過酒店的後花園,這酒店算是很有歷史和名氣的酒店,而且有名的新加坡調酒 Singapore Sling 聽說就是從這開始的。
Passed through the garden of the famous Raffles Hotel while walking around that area. The hotel is quite famous and known for the “invention” of a cocktail called the Singapore Sling.

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但我們沒去 Raffles Hotel 裡的 Long Bar 喝 Singapore Sling, 反而在附近找的了另一個有趣的地方。
一樓有個戶外吧台,MINT 玩具博物館的頂樓還有間叫 Mr. Punch 的 winebar.
But we didn’t go to the famous Long Bar in the Raffles to try the Singapore Sling. Instead, we found somewhere pretty interesting nearby as well. The Mr. Punch winebar is in a toy museum.

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 我們上去是都沒有人,窗簾也沒拉開所以有點暗暗的。
There was nobody here on the rooftop winebar. It was quite dark and quiet.

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點了個  sangria, 不過我到覺得柳橙汁的比例比較高。
A sangria with more orange juice than wine in there. But it was pretty refreshing after a long day of walking under the sun.

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下樓時順便
逛了一下玩具博物館,這真是小男生的天堂吧,鹹蛋超人和船長耶….
We checked out the exhibits on every floor of the toy museum on our way downstairs. This is like a little boy’s fantasy land.

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整個牆的玩具。
Whole wall of toys.

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The Night Safari  // 夜遊動物

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這天真的滿累的,整天都在跑來跑去,晚上八點多我們卻在新加坡郊區的地方攬 taxi, 要去夜遊動物園,不過,這夜遊動物園這個景點算是來新加坡的必遊點之一。 到了動物園可以看動物表演,坐電動車遊園
(全程大約40分鐘;動物都沒有在籠子裡喔),而且途中也可下車走一些步道,更能和動物近距離接觸。

After a long day, we went on a night safari to see some animals in a pretty faraway place (about 40minutes away from the city center). The night safari is considered one of the must-sees in Singapore and I think ti’d be nice to take a walk on those night trails when one has more energy and time to do so. There were some animal shows that was quite interesting. After the show, we just took the tram and went around the park. The ride itself takes about 40 minutes and you get to see animals pretty closed up along the way.

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