Yahoo! I have finally uploaded my holiday pictures! Please check 'em out, there are some nice sunset pics, beautiful beaches, cool streets and cute animals. I'm not thrilled with many of the pictures of me in a bathing suit, but oh well, what can ya do! It was so unbelievably hot there that wearing a bathing suit was about as much clothing as I could endure.
I already wrote about my time on Tioman Island, so perhaps I'll tell you a few stories about Singapore. First off, let me just say I LOVED it. Everyone was so polite and friendly, and it's amazingly clean there. Although I guess seeing as you get outrageously fined for everything, it would be. I heard it was a $10,000 fine for littering and $5,000 for spitting. No wonder it's so spotless!
We stayed in the Little India area of town, which was really cool. The buildings were all painted different colours, there were big vegetable markets, and of course all the Indian people wearing their colourful clothes. Really beautiful.
Downtown, we walked down this big avenue, filled with designer shops, nothing I could afford of course. I've never seen all the big names in one place like that! So, window shopping it was. We were more obsessed with the food than anything else. They have something in Singapore that is sorely lacking in China: VARIETY!!! We wanted to stay for a week and just eat. We got our Mexican fix with nachos and burritos...mmmmmm.......
Anyway, funny story. We're walking along the immaculately clean street, when I feel something strange on my shoe. Like a rock was caught in the grip and making me uneven. So I stop and look. IT WAS GUM!!! I've been living in dirty old China for almost 9 months now, and I've never stepped in gum. And then, of all the places for it to happen, it's in Singapore! I stepped in contraband gum! I don't even know where it came from seeing as it's illegal! Just my luck.
Unfortunately, on our last day there, it was pouring. That in itself was fine, we got drenched of course, but didn't care. At one point a car drove by and a huge tidal wave came straight at us, soaking any remaining dry bits. All we could do was laugh, we really looked pathetic, all soggy and dripping, everything squishing as we walked. The bad news is that my camera got soaked and no longer works. I loved that camera! Oh well, I guess this gives me an excuse to go digital.
Anyway, here's a pic to lure you into my photo albums....now go see the rest!
*Update* It's much better to look at the full-size pics instead of the little weenie previews...plus, then you get captions!