September 21, 2018. It was an immensely beautiful #mosque with passages on both sides leading up to the outside foyers, where the restrooms and the ablution facilities were available. The main hall had a tall white ceiling divided in sections, and right in the center, two large chandeliers lit up the place and a gigantic fan spun around slowly ventilating the air. From where I stood (at the main entrance), straight lines of carpets led all the way to the podium of the Imam, or the leader. The carpets spread out in parallel to each other all facing towards the center of the #islam , #Mecca . The mosque glimmered in green and golden. Worshippers were scattered across the floor waiting for the second adhaan, the sermon and then the congregation. What really impressed me was that the imaam’s spoken words on the loud speakers, mostly in #Arabic and #Malay , was being translated in text and displayed across screens perched up on alternate pillars. . I have enjoyed walking through the streets in a different land. Yes, most of the times you don’t really get to see much besides parked cars or intricately designed homes, but if you’re lucky to make the right turns you just might find yourself immersed in the local cultures, and if you and I share the same likings, we may enjoy the feeling. That’s what happens if you’re crazy about sight seeing and you have @Googlemaps on the go. . The walls of houses and shops around #Victoria Street displayed a unique sense of art and time. As the name would suggest, the houses reminded me of my travel to the #British lands (in 2014) with small coffee shops, hole-in-the-wall cafes, wood work, fancy men and women and most of all brightly colored walls and murals. It was a different, more softer side of #Singapore I had walked myself into. On these #streets , I came across many students who guided me where to find more of such amicable art work. . I spent some time there before I received a call from Asif, who sounded quite elated on the phone – his workshop had concluded and we were going out in the evening. Well, ok! I told him to join me at the #BugeesStreet , one of the most happening neighborhood in the land, if he was interested.