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Singapore, shot for Air France magazine.
‘And now I see Singapore in a new light. Even if they put up skyscrapers in two weeks, even if finance is the lingua franca among all the communities, the island still conserves a whiff of the remote, of sandalwood, tea and nutmeg. It still has the scent of ships, mangosteens, the Javanese coast, dugong oil. Above all, this city-state, measuring 40 by 25 kilometers, has been able to grow, with its hundred nationalities, mysterious religions and different calendars; its distinct languages and currencies, a small Babel with a captivating blend of legacies that continues to fascinate, 50 years on.’
— Miguel Bonnefoy.