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By Joshua Samuel Brown

Lonely Planet SingaporeTake within the odor of spices as you trawl throughout the five-foot-ways of Little IndiaRide the MRT out to little-visited Singapore surprisesDiscover why locals depart foodstuff out at the streets in the course of the Hungry Ghost FestivalWok-fry your personal solution to meals nirvanaIn This Guide:Two authors (including a resident), over 900 hours of in-city study, forty seven durians consumedExpanded assurance of neighborhoods together with new jogging excursions and 3 new excursionsCultural insights and native secrets and techniques from a comic, a curator, a theater director, a author and a scholarContent up to date day-by-day - stopover at for up to the moment reports, updates and vacationer insights

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Along St Andrew’s Rd, the Supreme Court, built in 1939, is a relatively new addition and was the last classical building to be erected in Singapore. It replaced the Grand Hotel de L’Europe, which once outshone the Raffles as Singapore’s premier hotel. Situated next door, and even newer, is the Foster & Partners–designed Supreme Court (p36), which opened in 2005. TRANSPORT: COLONIAL DISTRICT & THE QUAYS The grid layout of the district makes it easy to navigate. From City Hall MRT station underneath the towering Raffles City mall-hotel complex, the area to the south has most of the colonial treasures, including the Padang, St Andrew’s Cathedral, City Hall, the Old Parliament House and Asian Civilisations Museum (which is actually closer to Raffles Place MRT).

30pm; mClarke Quay or Dhoby Ghaut YEO SWEE HUAT Map pp52–3 Completed in 1984 and replacing a much earlier temple built by Indian chettiars (moneylenders), this Shaivite temple is dedicated to the six-headed Lord Subramaniam. If you can, come during the festival of Thaipusam (p16), whose procession ends here. 30pm, closed Sun; mClarke Quay Superstitious locals may give this shop a wide berth, but travellers with an interest in Eastern religious rites will be fascinated by this family-owned workshop which, for three generations, has handcrafted paper effigies and accessories for Buddhist and Taoist funerals.

Sg; 23B Coleman St; adult/child $5/4; h9am-7pm Tue-Sun, 1-7pm Mon; mCity Hall Housed in the attractive former Methodist Book Room Building dating from around 1895, this museum holds a well-presented collection of rare and not-so-rare stamps from Singapore and around the world. While some of the artwork and design is impressive, the museum is a must-visit for stamp collectors only. Walking Tour 1 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Our tour begins here at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (p51), the world’s largest and most expensive sculptural homage to the durian, king of all fruits.

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