Singapore has a certain inspirational attitude that intrigues me. The fact that it is known as the garden city increases its appeal too.
So the reason I have returned again is because of the way they approach the combination of nature, technology and architecture. Who else would create a huge waterfall made of rainwater and plant a forest in their airport? Welcome to Jewel!
Phenomenal or what?
I am so inspired by such big ideas when it is so easy to be caught up in the minutae of life. I love to be reminded of such possibility and people who think without limit. Plus nature, technology and digitisation is part of my ongoing research.
The other reason is that I am in Singapore is because I am writing my next book about Artificial Intelligence, human interaction with digital and simulation. I have deviated from kids books and humour for a moment into my techy side once more. My last deviation was Money Farm – quite a while ago now!
So… Why Singapore? The Science and art museum, at Marina Bay, has a fantastic exhibition which is well worth experiencing. I will add a few examples to provoke your curiosity:
The food court in Marina Bay shopping centre has an interactive digital piece of art too:
Watching humanity interact with the digital art was fascinating; what’s more, watching the art respond to human behaviour was mesmerising.
Another aspect of Singapore which I love is the random art works that one can stumble upon…
or a whole host of giant eggs…
After such an inspirational visit, I am now immersed in writing my next book. I genuinely recommend a three day stop over if you can or a week would be better.
Thank you Singapore – you always manage inspire me.
To find out more about my eclectic collection of books please click on the following link:
At the moment people are buying this one for Christmas presents:
This one seems to be selling to people who travel and like synchronicity
These two kiddy books have been doing well:
And an unexpected spurt on:
I guess those who read the Monsters’ Dance were curious about the Hairy Legged Mystery… Or it might be a Christmas thing. Who knows? As long as people enjoy them…