Traveling south, back to Kuching !
Trip Start Jan 28, 2013
43Trip End Mar 09, 2013
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3:45 pm at the Changi Airport in Singapore: uneventful two hour plane ride; then had to officially enter Singapore and then leave - more stamps for the passport. Beautiful airport and free wi-fi -- what more can I ask? As we flew in I could see the harbor full of ships. Looking forward to spending time here later in the trip.
Raining in Singapore this evening so a bit of a bumpy flight. The taxi ride into town was interesting. I knew that Kuching had changed significantly... but knowing something and actually seeing a modern city with freeways and KFC and even Toys R Us was a shock. Lighted flowers and hornbill symbols were hung from poles along the main road into the city which was striking. As we got into the center of town things looked more familiar... Shophouse style. Singgahsana Lodge, my home in Kuching, is just fine: a room with two beds, a table to put my suitcase on, another table for stuff, mats on the floor, and an air conditioner. Bathroom and shower down the hall. Wi-fi in my room which is right off the lobby. Not exactly the Pantin Suites but all I need. Oh, yes, and a bar on the top floor. Tomorrow will be my first chance to explore.