GREEN/ Singapore

Singapore was declared to be Asia’s greenest city this year. Well done!

The independent Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) examined the environmental performance of 22 major Asian cities in eight categories: energy and CO2, land use and buildings, transport, waste, water, sanitation, air quality and environmental governance.

This fact reminded me of some pictures I took there. I was fascinated by the cohabitation of Nature and skyscrapers.

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ISRAEL/ Architecture in Tel-Aviv

Not only Tel-Aviv has a great deal of Bauhaus buildings (which is why it is called the white city and is part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites ), but its architecture strikes visitors by the mix of old and new. Ramshackle constructions sometimes stand in the middle of modern skycrapers and, as you walk on the beach, hotels vie with architectural originality.

Old & new

Bauhaus

Hotels by the beach

Siam square

Siam square, the modern shopping area of Bangkok.

I would recommend you to drop by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. A brand new and promising showcase for young Thai contemporary artists.