Travelling on a bus recently with Mandy, I had a strange experience when I discovered my wallet was missing. When we traced our steps back to where we had been, namely at an Ikea store, we went back and asked if a wallet had been handed in?
To my amazement, my wallet had been found and I got it back, and everything was inside just as I had hoped it would be.
I am lucky for several reasons. One, the staff in Ikea are very honest. Secondly, the punishments for stealing in Singapore are harsh compared to other countries, and act as a disincentive to theft. And thirdly, Singapore seems to respect people's belongings more. Even my money and cards were intact. So far, my experience of Singapore has been largely positive.
Travelling on the MRT is a great experience as well. The queues are never that long and trains are automatic with no drivers, and they run on time. Gaps between each train is from 2 to 7 minutes max. The streets are well planned and sensible. The malls are airy and cool and great to shop in, or hang out. Mandy loves it here. The Quality of life is good in Singapore. I wonder what my "Couple on the no. 16 bus" would make of it? I did this as a sketch and eventually in coloured pencils. I think they'd approve!
Travelling across Asia and the middle East is a wonderful experience. I always never cease to be impressed by the friendliness and the amazing sights and scenes and the people. You do become a student of life and the people in it when you travel a lot. Doubtless, Mandy would agree, and she will be seeing me very soon here. So far, so amazing... and I can't wait to get to my final destination...
Just sitting here and grabbing a refreshment can lead to a wonderful sketch opportunity...
Alan Mc Keogh
I am an artist, web and blog designer, and I enjoy creating art, whether people, still life, or landscapes. I blog and write to grow the masses. Logos are a growing passion here. Come to me, brethren! New projects coming soon.