When my sister, Gina Abraham sent me this photo last week, it immediately brought me back to the place where the photo was taken: the swanky Singapore Hotel located on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. In the early 1960's, this hotel was the only family-oriented hotel in the area. My family visited The Singapore Hotel when I was only 9 years old. One of its unique features were parrots in the lobby-something I do not remember, and only discovered upon researching the hotel’s history. What I do vaguely remember was riding around on this rickshaw. Maybe this wonderful hotel and that "rickshaw ride" was the beginning of my desire to travel to exotic places!