Singapore (1)

It’s slightly disconcerting to find myself being whisked by taxi from Changi airport straight into the centre of Singapore.   I haven’t forgotten the shock of arriving first direct from Bangkok and experiencing the extraordinary contrast between the pandemonium of Bangkok and the Swiss-style order and neatness of Singapore where everything is immaculately planned and laid out through centralised planning by the Singapore Redevelopment Authority.   I’m here for the World Architecture Festival, a grand talk-fest and awards-fest for the world of architecture, including Richard Rogers and Peter Cook and Moshe Safdie who designed the building we’re in (in three months):

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