After 9 days in Taiwan, it was time to depart for the first part of my
amazing Asian shopping trip elective in Singapore. As I left, Kit's mother gave me a graduation present (no, NOT the hexapus...) which I opened as soon as I got to the airport. It is awesome and will be worn at some point during grad weekend.
A larger view of the Hello Kitty check in...
Themed watches from flik flak. Why yes, that IS a Batman (animated version) watch that you can see.
Nearly all the departure gates have some sort of cultural theme associated with them - I was at the "D" gates (I think?) so I got to check all of those out. This is a photo of the puppets, as my gate was pretty boring by comparison.
The flight to Singapore was pretty uneventful except that I had a whole cup of airplane/hotel milk (the stuff that usually comes in the tiny containers). I have an odd relationship with the stuff, in that I absolutely love it and most people think I'm a bit nutty because of that. The UHT milk that I can buy in NZ doesn't taste quite as sweet, and I think the closest I've come was mixing up some trim milk powder one. But I had a WHOLE CUP of it.
This is my bed. The booze is not mine, you can only bring one bottle of spirits into SG anyway so it couldn't possibly be mine.
This is the view from my window! There's actually a balcony here, but the air-con units are sitting on it.
Hospital wear for females is more uniform than in NZ - there seem to be three main variations on a theme. It's either a nice dress or blouse / nice top and dress slacks or skirt, with ballet flats being the preferred choice of footwear. Blouses are a bit more frilly/dressy, in accordance with current fashion... and there are no pagers! However this means people are on their phones a lot instead and constantly fielding calls.
This is a road. In Singapore. With trees. That have fairy lights! With all the talk about being environmentally friendly here, the city sure still uses a lot of extra electricity at night.
This is the only cat I have seen in Singapore so far. I have seen 2 squirrels (or the same one twice, I can't tell) but failed to photograph them.
Next post: food and shopping, and sports bras!