June 29, 2010

Arriving in Singapore - A Modern City-State

After leaving Malaysia, Sophie, Memrie, and I flew to Singapore, where we met up with my crew from TV to produce an hour of television about this city-state.  Singapore is an island country located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is a melting pot of mostly Chinese, Indian, and Malay people.  This modern, cosmopolitan, bustling city-state plays a key role in international trade and finance.

Kim Miller, my Supervising Producer, worked with the Singapore Tourism Board for four months, planning a trip specifically for me and my TV viewers.  The Singapore Tourism Board generously hosted the entire trip.  I was particularly impressed with the amount of construction going on everywhere.  With so much modernization, I was also impressed with how the younger generation is holding fast to traditional culture and heritage, a notion very dear to me.  Please enjoy our first day in Singapore and our tour of the extraordinary new Marina Bay Sands.