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Clean and Green Singapore

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Even though we only visited Singapore for a few days, I was left with a great impression of this small island-country. Now when I think of Singapore the words: shopping, food, clean, and green immediately come to mind.

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Singapore is a mecca for shopping. There are countless plazas, malls, and shops. Ubiquitous signs for sales and discounts are displayed on sidewalks. When locals and tourists are not shopping, they seem to be relishing in Singapore’s other treasure, food.

International cuisine is very easy to find in Singapore, one only needs to walk into a food court to find a handful of different cuisines. While we were in Singapore, we tried all sorts of food, including Korean, Thai and Taiwanese dishes.

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Besides being a paradise for shoppers and food lovers, Singapore is a very attract country due to its cleanliness. Its downtown streets are extremely clean compared to other cities I have visited. I also noted, there were a lot of green manicured trees, plants, and bushes decorating the city.

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Similar mascots were found throughout the city, expressing different ideas and thoughts. I thought these mascots were great!

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I also loved how subway stations were named after little places within the city.

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Although Singapore may be small, it definitely has character. The cleanliness and green vegetation, particularly the palm trees, were the two factors that really set Singapore aside from the other countries.

Cambodia: Leaving an Impression

Cambodian Children

There are so many young and poor children in Cambodia selling merchandise around Angok Wat and other major temples. These children were particularly friendly. It was admirable how hard they work to sell even the smallest item.

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I remember this one particular girl, who left a realy impression on me. She insisted on giving me a bracelet and a paper, on which she had drawn some colorful pictures, for free. There was nothing else to it. She just wanted to give me whatever she could despite her poverty. I recall thinking, “Wow, so poor yet she has such a big heart.” I still have that bracelet and paper, which reminds me of not only that girl but of her generosity.