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Travel Pictures - SINGAPORE - 1992

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The cleanliness and civility of this capital city is an anomaly in southeast Asia; This island-nation first came into prominence as a British
trading post on the spice route and today has become the world's busiest port. Although Singapore lies at the southernmost end of the
Malay Peninsula, the major ethnic group is Chinese. However, unlike mainland China where authorities are attempting to change the
crude habits (pushing, littering, spitting) of many of the Chinese (especially in advance of the Olympics), Singapore is nearly free
of such behavior. What is the reason? Well, as Aristotle said, "Law is order, and good law is good order" -
Singapore
The orangutans come to this location to have their picture taken with humans. The photo sessions were entertaining - especially with
female patrons. With each woman that sat on the rock, the intelligent creature slid over on cue and placed its long, hairy arm
around her neck. Then, after glancing down at the monstrous, hairy hand extending down her shoulders, each woman emitted
an involuntary shriek! Perhaps the women just finished watching the animal show in which an orangutan
easily opened a coconut with nothing more than those powerful hands
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Singapore Zoological Gardens
Since I didn't have the "stomach" to travel to the Indonesian island of Komodo, I made sure to visit
Singapore's modern zoo during the once-weekly feeding of the Komodo dragons -
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Considering that the zookeeper is feeding dragons and that they are only fed once a week -
he must know something about dragons that I don't know!
Singapore Zoological Gardens

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