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I GOT HELD UP at Singapore customs and missed my bus, but then was saved by a Singaporean guy who helped me to get to the city.
On the way, my new friend saw my wide open eyes jumping from one skyscraper to another and asked if the country I was from was 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 almost surreal atmosphere, giving a lot of character to the city. It’s not a universal kind of beauty like the 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 take it all in.