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Singapore

BooksActually

An independent bookstore and press with a large collection of local and English-language literature.
Singapore

Soy Sauce Bottles of Sultan Mosque

A ring of soy sauce bottle bases decorate an important Singaporean landmark.
Singapore

Chulalongkorn's Elephant Statue

This statue was a gift to commemorate the Thai monarch's first visit to a foreign land.
Singapore

People's Park Complex

A manifestation of modernist architectural ideas, this massive, multi-purpose building was one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Singapore

Southernmost Point of Continental Asia

Across this single-file rope bridge is what has been claimed to be the edge of continental Asia.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Atlanta, Georgia

'Autoeater'

In Midtown Atlanta, tons of marble appears to be devouring a Fiat Panda at this unique art installation.
Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.
Ottawa, Ontario

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

Bata Shoe Museum

A collection of more than 12,000 shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox.
Atlanta, Georgia

Coca-Cola Secret Formula Vault

One of corporate America's best-kept secrets is also one of the most publicly displayed.
Atlanta, Georgia

CDC Museum

Tour the sci-fi-esque reality of governmental disease management.
Atlanta, Georgia

The Elvis Shrine Vault

An old bank vault in Atlanta, is now the eternal shrine of Elvis Presley.
Atlanta, Georgia

Kendeda Building

This "living building" on Georgia Tech's campus is home to a blueberry orchard, honeybees, and more than 900 solar panels.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.
Washington, D.C.

Chinatown Barnes Dance

The unique traffic pattern named for an influential urban planner is also known as the Pedestrian Scramble.
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
Atlanta, Georgia

Westview Cemetery

The largest cemetery in the American Southeast is a hidden gem near the heart of Atlanta.
Atlanta, Georgia

54 Columns

Atlanta's strange assortment of concrete pillars inspires reflection in some, confusion in others.