beach art on pulau ubin
One of the highlights (so far), of my trip to singapore was skipping stones on the beach on pulau ubin, a tiny island that is pretty much all that’s left of an older, more rural singapore. we rode bicycles to the beach after lunch (which was at a fantastic seafood restaurant at the water’s edge, under a marquee, which was lucky as there was a massive rain storm halfway through the meal), and before too long, i was involved in a stone-throwing tournament. first, skipping stones, next distance, and finally, over the fence just offshore that marks the border between singapore and malaysia. it was a lot of fun, and amused me no end, as one of the first things i learned to do after i learned to walk was to throw stones in the water. i kept thinking about my father because skipping stones is one of his favourite activities, and i reckon that of all the activities i’m undertaking on this trip, it’ll be that one that resonates the most with him. it was the world cup of stone skipping contests too, featuring participants from, in addition to the usa (me), china, thailand, singapore and serbia. of course, as i was engaged in the activity, i failed to document the activity. so what i have instead is a set of photos of the beach art we created after we ran out of stones. i present them here without (mostly), further comment.