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Burma (now known as Myanmar) piques the curiosity of many a traveller. Imagine then, a passage through the Andaman Sea, to the delta of the mighty Irrawaddy River, into the mouth of the Yangon River and a berth in the very heart of the country’s largest city, Rangoon (renamed Yangon). The Shwedagon Pagoda, the country’s most cherished Buddhist site, dominates the skyline. It’s a journey that began for Zoomer senior editor Jayne MacAulay, in Singapore. Here’s a look at her photo journal of the Voyages to Antiquity cruise, Burma: Land of Contrasts, aboard the Aegean Odyssey.

 

Singapore

2-SING---Marina-Bay-Sands-IMG_5455Architecture astonishes in Singapore. It’s as if the world’s best have tried to outdo one another on a grand scale. A ship on three lofty pediments? It’s the Marina Bay Sands, a resort complex that features a rooftop infinity pool, 57 storeys up, and (left) the lotus blossom-inspired ArtScience Museum designed by Moshe Safdie.

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