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... has the busiest harbour in the world and having over 200 ships, both cargo and passenger, in it at any one time is not unusual. To cope they build high tower blocks and tunnel the roads underneath. They are very proud of how clean the island is. Tipping is generally frowned upon. The taxis are all owed by the government, are cheap and will always be driven by a local. Our driver seemed very positive that this was a good policy. Anyway 30 min later ...
Justin and I were both feeling really run down these days. Just so tired from sight seeing go-go-go everyday and then on top of that having to move cities every couple of days and interrupted sleeps. Asians are very very loud in hotels and yell from one room to the next, so I find myself in the middle of the night being woken up and having to ask them to speak in their rooms, which I personally think they find offensive of me to ask, yikes!
... at China Town but given how late it was some of the shops were closed. I did look at buying new stretchy pants but Toby's horrified face put me off buying hippy pants. We got back to our hotel at midnight and watched the news for the latest Ebola updates - we are obsessed with the Ebola epidemic. We have a big day planned tomorrow at the zoo. We are booked on the river safari and night safari tour. We best get some ...
... to see. I saw the following animals:
- Malayan Flying Fox
- White Lion
- Polar Bear
- Ringtail Lemur
- Two-toed Sloth
- Pygmy Hippo
- Proboscis Monkey
- Varieties of Birds
I pretty much saw all I wanted to see although was a little rushed plus is was hot as hell it was a good way to spend half ...
... which explained the origins of Buddhism. We also bathed a small statue of a monk which is suppose to give us future luck. After spending a few hours at the temple we moved on to a Hindu temple I found it to be very vibrant but not as friendly as the Buddhist temple.
Next we ventured to Chinatown heredity centre. It was extremely interesting and explained all about Chinese roots and origins.
By now the heat was really affecting us both and it becomes effort ...