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... but Dmitry was less that impressed that his camera and new bag had taken a golden shower. Too funny.
That evening we sought out some entertainment, but it was a bit of dry time in the city it seems. We couldn't track anything down, so wandered around the Orchard Road shopping area. It is crowded with high end vendors and high end shoppers. All we wanted was a beer, and finally we found a generic looking Irish pub nearby, ...
... a tour of the junk (dwoh). The builders found that bamboo stays drier that other woods and the sails were made of bamboo and folded up accordian style back in the 1300s.These jucks could withstand monsoons and travel across to India and the Trade Route.
We left the resort area and wandered up to the Imbiah lookout and it is starting to rain. Here is home to a butterfly park, the luge run on pavement, cable cars and the skytower. Alot of these got shut down due to the weather and so ...
... in der Ferne, das Cape York. In Singapore gelandet
und kurz aus dem Flugzeug heraus, traf mich kurzzeitig der Schlag. Hitze und
gefühlte 200% Luftfeuchtigkeit. Nun Ja, es liegt ja auch direkt am Äquator. Der
Flughafen war jedoch beeindruckend. Überall Teppich, Free Wi –Fi bzw.
Computerareale, Wellnessbereiche, Spielekonsolen etc. 1,5h später
durften/mussten wir dann wieder ins Flugzeug. Das Boarding verlief ganz
unspektakulär, spektakulär war jedoch, dass ...
... or to be afraid of seeing cockroaches or rats scuttling along the edge of the curb. I even saw a shopping mall garbage guy WIPING DOWN the lid of an outdoor garbage can! And don't be caught smoking in unauthorized areas, peeing outside, not wearing a seatbelt, littering, or horking in public. Apparently, you can even get fined for j-walking, but everyone does it.
It really is the New York of SE Asia. We ...
... I felt like eating so just grabbed a little flask of bourbon and a coke from the store near the Swissotel and a chicken sandwich from the 7/11 next door to the hotel and spent the rest of he night watching Newsroom and Pitch Black on HBO.
Thursday August 16
Left my bag at reception and walked up North Bridge Road to Chinatown. Changed my last 500 pesos for 14.5SD and cashed in another $100US. As my plane doesn't leave until 7pm ...