This Christmas ad postcard comes from Thomas from Singapore. I have no idea why the postmark was made on the front of the postcard but that’s what happened. I find that super silly. Anyway, thank you for the postcard and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a pleasant 2014, Thomas.
Rhayne (4) and Rhyler (2) from Singapore sent me this beautiful postcard of Marina Bay in their country. Singapore has always been impressive but I must emphasise that the education system must be phenomenal when such young children can send out postcards with facts such as the population of the country according to the World Bank and the exact location of the country. Despite their clearly busy schedules learning demographics, Rhayne and Rhyler also make time to play outside in the pool and to go scootering with their friends. I previously wrote a post about Marina Bay, so there is not much new to introduce here. I just have to say that I love it when parents help their kids get into Postcrossing, as they will start getting a grasp of geography from a very young age… Something that passes a lot of people by from cradle to grave.
My second postcard of the Singapore Flyer also comes from Jonathan who originally sent me the the first one. On that post I already wrote a bit about the Singapore Flyer, so kindly refer here. Thanks Jonathan for this postcard too. Always glad to receive a postcard from my favourite Asian country!
From Jonathan in Singapore, a great postcard of the Singapore Flyer came my way! A week or so ago I received a postcard of the London Eye, which I thought was the highest Ferris wheel in in the world but to my amazement, it was surpassed by 2 other Ferris wheels. The first one was the Star of Nanchang, which was completed in 2006 and again by the Singapore Flyer in 2008. The structure is 165 meters tall and at its highest point reaches the height of a 42 storey building! That makes it a grand total of 30 meters taller than the London Eye. Now, I have not particular love for a Ferris wheel but I appreciate the fact these 3 are grand displays of human ingenuity and are true monuments in their home countries.
I received this postcard from Ng in Singapore and boy do I like it. It shows the Sands Skypark in the country at the Marina Bay Sands. The Marina Bay Sands is the most expensive casino property on the planet and while looking at the bill of $8 billion, I’m pretty sure it has to be. But since I got this postcard, I’m sure it’s $8-billion well spent. You might be wondering what that platform is at the top… Hello, Sands SKYPARK! It has the world’s largest (150m-long) elevated swimming pool on it and the entire… uhm… platform? Can accommodate 3900 people at one particular time. While it may look as though the platform slightly overhangs the building, that, ladies and gentlemen, is a 67-meter overhang! Singapore fascinates me more and more every day! No wonder it’s always been the number 1 place I’d like to visit in Asia!
This tiny little city-state covers but 710 square kilometers, making it the world’s 189th largest country. (That is very close to the bottom.) Home to over 5 million people and a GDP (PPP) of over $350 billion, this is a country that has no shortage in at least 3 areas:
3. High-rise buildings
It was sent to me by Siti. I have a rule that I never choose my postcards. But Siti must have known exactly what I wanted, as she sent me this beautiful sky-line photo. I have always found Singapore’s skyline to be one of the most beautiful place in the world. Believe it or not, in Asia, this is the first place that I want to visit.