Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Street Scene-Business Financial District

This is a street scene taken on a lazy weekend afternoon. You would see more vehicles during the morning and evening weekday rush hours. In the background are tall buildings in the Raffles Place and Business Financial District.

The news that just came in, you might like to read:

Singapore has come out tops in Asia for having the highest quality of living, according to an annual survey by consulting firm Mercer.

The study was based on a number of factors including the political and social environment, medical and health considerations, public services and transportation, and housing.

Globally, Singapore is ranked 32, after climbing two spots from last year.

In Asia, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Osaka are ranked just behind Singapore.
Source:http://sg.news.yahoo.com/cna/20080611/tap-353146-231650b.html

12 comments:

evlahos said...

sometimes streets are so full with car, that is better to walk at the top of them if you want to go somewhere fast

d. chedwick said...

Good shot with the city scape in the background and the curve in the roadway.

I have trouble getting shots long views of traffic, I should stand at the top of a hill on a festival day, that's when all the traffic comes in and the village is unbearable.

d. chedwick said...

I did get one shot of NYC traffic from a bridge--and it's one of my favorite pics, though I've never posted it --yet.

Jim said...

Nice picture, you show us everyday why Singapore is tops in Asia for quality of living.

Lawstude said...

very busy road indeed. ang singapore really deserve to be on top 'coz i experienced it first hand how clean and beautiful your country is.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the photo

alicesg said...

Thank you for all the nice comments.

quinttarantino said...

That is a great view ... but if that is a lazy weekend afternoon I wouldn´t want to know what a busy day afternoon trafic jam looks like!

zakscloset said...

that is VERY interesting!!!!! i believe it, i always hear how singapore is such a clean and organized country. i'd love to visit someday soon!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I'm not a fan of cities, or towns come to that... I try to spend as much time as I can in the countryside now.

The thing is that there do offer great pictures taking .. ;o)

John said...

Lovely shot and nice informative post. Have a nice thursday.

Merle Sneed said...

Alice, I imagine Singapore to be a wonderful place to live.