GE2226 Throughout Singapore
Saturday I spent the whole day on a field trip for my Southeast Asia class. We went all through Singapore to places of significance that most tourists wouldn't take the time to see.
We visited a burial sight, where our teacher told us all about the history of Malays and Chinese and a whole bunch of other ethnic groups in the area that all use the same burial site as a religious place to ask for favors and to give thanks.
We also went to temples of all kinds- Buddhist, Hindu, Chinese- and visited a Mosque and a Church. Our professor took us to the places that tourists generally aren't allowed to enter to give us more of an authentic feel for the people who worship there.
Lastly we visited a famous market located in Chinatown. This was a 'wet market', where they keep the animals alive and you pick exactly which ones you want. They had frogs, fish, snakes, eels and a bunch of other things, and they were killing them right in front of us. I personally thought it was really gross!
This field trip will be the basis of our final project, a presentation of a topic of our choosing. We are broken into groups already, and after Saturday we will have to decided on a topic somehow related to something we saw or heard about within Singapore.
The pictures show candles it up at the Hindu Temple, fish heads and live frogs at the Wet Market, the burial sight we visited, and the inside of the Chinese Temple.