Rachel and Henry, the newly-engaged couple, were taking Taylor and me on a walking tour of Singapore on Saturday evening. We walked through Chinatown and passed the glassy cluster of office towers in the Central Business District — which reminded me of a cleaner, quieter Manhattan — until we arrived at Raffles Place.
The slow hum of a weekend crowd was building up. I glanced overhead to see thick clouds billowing over buildings in fiery hues, and I thought of candlelit dinners and champagne. Quite a pretty sight.