Singapore: CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDEN (6)

If you want to escape the crowd, concrete and glass, just take the subway from the Singapore center and go visit two beautiful gardens. There is the Chinese and the Japanese one, and they are so different from the scenery so typical for Singapore with its skyscrapers and modern technology working for men (or the … Continue reading Singapore: CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDEN (6)

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Singapur: KINESKI I JAPANSKI VRT (6)

Ako biste da pobegnete od gužve, betona i stakla, na petnaestak minuta metroom od centra Singapura nalaze se dva prelepa parka. Jedan japanski, drugi kineski. Toliko različiti od onoga što predstavlja sam grad i sve one moderne tehnologije koja radi za čoveka (ili čovek za nju), a opet u duhu kulture naroda koji u ovom … Continue reading Singapur: KINESKI I JAPANSKI VRT (6)

Singapore: PEANUTS AND COCKTAILS AT RAFFLES (5)

The diversity of Singapore is so rich and specific that you might feel you have to pay close attention not to miss out on something along the way. That is how I came across a villa not far from the Orchard Road that looked like it was emerging from the foundation of the high glassy … Continue reading Singapore: PEANUTS AND COCKTAILS AT RAFFLES (5)

Singapur: KIKIRIKI UZ KOKTELE DO ZORE (5)

Raznolikost Singapura je zaista specifična, toliko da vam se čini da morate da gledate na sve strane da ne biste nešto propustili. Tako sam nedaleko od samog centra, odmah iznad turističke i šoping zone, videla vilu koja kao da je iznikla iz podnožja visoke staklene zgrade. Pojedine ulice krasiće red niskih zgrada u kolonijalnom stilu, … Continue reading Singapur: KIKIRIKI UZ KOKTELE DO ZORE (5)

Singapore: LITTLE INDIA AND CHINATOWN (4)

One district not to be missed in Singapore is Little India that stretches along the Serangoon Road. This is where Indian immigrants found refuge when coming to this country. Consequently, you will be overwhelmed by Indian decorations, religious statues, specific scents of saffron, aromatic burning sticks, with jasmine and other floral arrangements all around. There … Continue reading Singapore: LITTLE INDIA AND CHINATOWN (4)

Singapur: MALA INDIJA I KINESKA ČETVRT (4)

Specifičan deo grada predstavlja Mala Indija koja se proteže duž Serangoon Road-a. Ovde su se naseljavali Indijci koji su nekada u velikom broju dolazili u Singapur. Samim tim, kvart je pun tipičnih ukrasa, statua bogova, posebnih mirisa gde se mešaju šafran, aromatični štapići, a na sve strane su aranžmani jasmina i drugih vrsta cveća, koji … Continue reading Singapur: MALA INDIJA I KINESKA ČETVRT (4)

Singapore: KINGDOM OF SKYSCRAPERS (3)

Singapore consists of 63 islands, including the mainland. There are two man-made connections to Johor, Malaysia. The highest natural point is Bukit Timah Hill at 166 meters. The south of Singapore, around the Singapore River, used to be the only concentrated urban area, while the rest of the land was either undeveloped tropical rain forest … Continue reading Singapore: KINGDOM OF SKYSCRAPERS (3)

Singapur: CARSTVO VISOKIH ZGRADA (3)

Singapur se sastoji od ukupno 63 ostrva, uključujući i glavno. Spojen je sa Malezijom sa dva prelaza. Najviša tačka ove države je Bukit Tima Hil, brdo koje je visoko 166 metara. Jug Singapura oko same reke, ono što je danas centralno jezgro grada, bio je oduvek koncentrisana urbana regija, dok je ostatak države predstavljalo ili … Continue reading Singapur: CARSTVO VISOKIH ZGRADA (3)

Singapore: MERGING LION WITH MERMAID (2)

Once you get over those numerous fines and heavy rains, you will be eager to find out a bit more about the Republic of Singapore you have traveled to. So, I read few Singapore guide books and here is what they say. It is an island country located on the southern tip of the Malay … Continue reading Singapore: MERGING LION WITH MERMAID (2)

Singapur: KAD SE LAV I SIRENA SPOJE (2)

Kad vas je prošao prvi šok od svih zabrana, obilnih kiša, pravo je vreme da saznate nešto o Repubici Singapur u koju ste doputovali. Ovo je ostrvska zemlja, koja se nalazi na krajnjoj tački poluostrva na kojem je severno Tajland. Ispod vas, na 137 kilometara južno, nalazi se ekvator, a vodeno prostranstvo ispunjavaju indonežanska ostrva. … Continue reading Singapur: KAD SE LAV I SIRENA SPOJE (2)

Singapore: UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE (1)

People usually travel to Singapore for shopping or they change flights on their way to Australia, New Zealand and other destinations further east or south. If you come for shopping, have in mind that you will find all the famous brands you crave to put in your closet, and that all those goods are way … Continue reading Singapore: UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE (1)

Singapur: GRAD POD STALNIM NADZOROM (1)

U Singapur se obično ide ili zbog šopinga, ili se tu zapravo preseda na putu za Australiju, Novi Zeland i druge destinacije. Ako dolazite iz onog prvog razloga, znajte da ćete pronaći sve svetske brendove čiju odeću žarko želite u svom ormaru, i da je sva roba znatno jeftinija nego u ostatku Azije jer je … Continue reading Singapur: GRAD POD STALNIM NADZOROM (1)

How about SINGAPORE!

We'll be moving on a bit more to the East this month, to enjoy Singapore through Glimpses! One unique city-state that stretches on a little over 700 square kilometers, with population of about five million, the country that is among the wealthiest in the world! Singapore is constantly changing, being modernized all the time, and … Continue reading How about SINGAPORE!

Homage to Syria: CAMELS „PARKED“ BY THE ROMAN GATE (8)

* Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008 (when the original article was written), three years before the actual war broke out. This is a reminder, a story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with wholehearted wish for peace to be restored. The plan of Palmyra … Continue reading Homage to Syria: CAMELS „PARKED“ BY THE ROMAN GATE (8)

Omaž Siriji: „PARKIRANE“ KAMILE KOD RIMSKE KAPIJE (8)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008. (kada je ovaj tekst i pisan), tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat, koji, nažalost, i dalje traje. Ovo je podsećanje na zemlju izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir. Plan stare Palmire pokazuje i jednu intrigantnu pojedinost: njena … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: „PARKIRANE“ KAMILE KOD RIMSKE KAPIJE (8)

Homage to Syria: „CLOUD RIDER“ IN THE DESERT (7)

* Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008 (when the original article was written), three years before the actual war broke out. This is a reminder, a story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with wholehearted wish for peace to be restored. Driving through the desert … Continue reading Homage to Syria: „CLOUD RIDER“ IN THE DESERT (7)

Omaž Siriji: „JAHAČ OBLAKA“ USRED PUSTINJE (7)

* Imala sam tu sreću da Siriju proputujem sredinom 2008. (kada je ovaj tekst i pisan), tri godine pre nego što je počeo rat, koji, nažalost, i dalje traje. Ovo je podsećanje na zemlju izuzetnog kulturnog nasleđa, uz svesrdnu želju da u Siriji ponovo zavlada mir. Dok smo se vozili kroz sirijsku pustinju, nije mi … Continue reading Omaž Siriji: „JAHAČ OBLAKA“ USRED PUSTINJE (7)