I like Singapore’s MRT. Like Hong Kong’s train system, this one is also easy to figure out. The different lines and connecting stations are clearly laid out on the wall maps, there are numerous signage scattered all over so you can easily figure out where to go, and within the train there are audio and visual guides. The e-link card allows convenient access so you don’t need to buy a ticket every time you board a train.
For me, those two symbolize where Singapore is headed. One is a bastion for the arts, the other a monument to commercialism and tourism. Both are impressive, something that Singaporeans can definitely be proud of; at the same time, they are proud structures that can stand tall amongst the world’s most recognizable.
After watching “Wicked” (and me bumping into Kenny G), we went to see the spectacular water and light show outside Marina Bay Sands. It is an impressive showcase of how advanced Singapore has become. My earlier impression has definitely been altered; this was more Hollywood than Eastwood.
Tomorrow we hit the National Museum of Singapore to understand how Singapore came to be.