When I got held up at the customs of Singapore and missed my bus, I was ‘saved’ by a Singaporean guy who helped me to get to the city. On the way, when I was soaking in Singapore through the bus window, my new friend saw my wide open eyes jumping from one skyscraper to another and asked if the country which I was from is flat. First, I thought he was talking about hills and mountains, but then I realized he was actually asking about the height of the buildings – that’s what forms Singapore’s landscape.
Massive blocks of flats or office buildings create a very specific and a bit surreal atmosphere and gives a lot of character to the city. It’s not a universal kind of beauty (like old towns of Europe) but it’s interesting. Sometimes you need to lift your head very high to see the sky but if you are on the 40th floor (or higher) you can see it all.