“This give you strong sex,” said the grinning vendor with just two front teeth.

He held up a large jar. A coiled snake was in it.

I picked up the jar and wondered. Singapore isn’t just a modern city-state. It’s a futuristic image of what the world might become.

So it’s strange that in some colorful corners of this Jetsons-like city, pickled snakes might top Viagra.

This was one of my first impressions of Singapore when I moved there in 2003.

Image by Pixabay

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