The timing of my trips always seem to be such that it's renovation time, a national parade practice, or both! Yeah, it's both! :(
For a quick primer, Singapore has it's own 4th of July, which is called National Day. They practice it to un-told perfection, which means fireworks to fighter-jets starting outside my window at 8am. Which is okay because they are drilling or steam cleaning the whole hotel even earlier, which means lots of other noise and hard working guys hanging by tiny ropes looking in your room.
So here are a couple of pics of the national day practice. As you can see, our 4th of July is tame by comparisons. Sorry for the low-res pics, Daddy needs a new cell-phone.
Until then, stay as peaceful as you can.