That is why I keep myself to being like a 'tourist' - even at the place I live in, in this case, island-city, Singapore. People come to visit this city-state for its East-West image, its rather modern infrastructure and basically a bustling city on an island (surrounded with blue waters!).
So, the other day, I had the opportunity to have a meal at one of the tallest buildings in Singapore. This restaurant allows one to view the island from East to West, and even a lil up north.
So, I've 'transformed' myself into a tourist, clicking here & there, just like how a tourist from overseas would - like seeing things for the first time with awe. It gives an opportunity to feel in love with the city (again)...
Next, let's look at the city:
The famous Singapore skyline that has appeared in postcards everywhere. This is unique as the Esplanade is in the front.
The pub area of Boat Quay. It used to be the more hip place, but now, Clarke Quay has taken no. 1 spot. Nevertheless, this place still has some atmosphere, dining by the river. Behind, the tallest building in Singapore - the UOB Plaza One.
More view of the Singapore's Esplanade. You can see the Singapore Flyer at the back, and the big piece of land - that is where the construction of 1 of the 2 integrated resorts (casino) for Singapore. At the back, just look at the number of ships.
More on the Singapore's flyer, its 'playground' area of fun & entertainment, and the surrounding sea. By the way, this is the south of Singapore.
And finally, a lil bit on the east of Singapore. That is where the is the long coastal beach of East Coast Park is located (can't view here). Nearer to the pic, is one of the new attractions in Singapore, the hot air balloon (the one in yellow) which is near Bugis.
The views from the top really is different with a wonderful discovery of something familiar... yet reinforcing something Singaporenas forget, that we are living on an island surrounded with blue waters :)