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A Taste of Myanmar

by on Apr.08, 2011, under Posts

One positive thing (not to say that there aren’t lots of other characteristics I like about this place, such as cheap delicious food and really friendly people)  I’ve noticed about Singapore:  The buildings look nice, even decades-old government-built housing.  I’ve been told that the government requires and/or subsidizes regular repainting of buildings to maintain the city’s clean, modern aura.  And it works.

Walking up St. Martin’s Drive toward the Myanmar (aka Burma) Embassy in Singapore, I noted that the buildings here looked particularly sharp.   Based on its proximity to the flashy Orchard Road shopping area, this neighborhood must be expensive even by Singaporean standards.  Below are a couple of  St. Martin’s residential buildings.

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