Singapore’s Arab Town

I’ve already noted the disneyfied feel to much of Singapore. Arab Town is no exception. When I first saw the Sultan Mosque, I expected Iago, the parrot from Aladdin, to swoop down from the roof.


The people there look real enough, but, for all I know, they could have been planted by the Singapore Tourism Board.

Men in Arab Town, Singapore

Maybe it’s like West World. When all the tourists go back to their hotels, the technicians come out from secret hatches to service the robots, upgrade their software, oil their joints.

Man in Singapore's Arab Town

The children robots are especially cute. Having them play with toy airplanes is a nice touch.

Child With Toy

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