Singapore DAY 5


I’ve never actually had a guided tour through a museum and now I question why not. Of course your guide is not going to bring you through every painting, photograph, sculpture and installment but she will highlight the most important gems in the collection. She will tell you the history, the price, the story and sometimes the process. The process is the most attractive part to me and when she explains the brush strokes are thick because of their background in calligraphy, my gaze deepens. She will assume we all know our Singaporean history (which we do not) by ending her questions with “right?”. This makes me giggle. She will tell you stories of times past and the pillars on which her country was built. It might make you cry. She knows the art and her country. It warms your heart. She loves her country and her smile is wide. She is our guide and we clap when she is through.

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