I learned that while Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat , and Google do not work with the wifi in Pudong International Airport (as expected), surprisingly Pinterest and my good ol' Kakao Talk work well. A couple of other Canadians also told me that WhatsApp worked. Now you know you can Pin messages to your loved ones from China. Ha.
|Vibrant colours decorated many |
of the buildings in Little India.
Singapore has been lovely, hot and humid so far. Some sections are really jazzed up for Christmas. Crazy awesome decor. (Oops, forgot to include the pictures here. Might edit them in later. Maybe not.) My only complaint is that I couldn't find any coffee shop other than Starbucks this morning. While I walked from Somerset MRT Station (I might have chosen it purely for its name) to the Botanic Gardens.
I met a fellow couchsurfer at the park and we spent the day walking around the city. After the gardens we went to Little India for lunch. The houses were really colourful and there were lots of cool fabrics and clothes to look at. I kinda really want some funky pants, but I don't want to over spend yet... and I got some henna instead.
|Some snapshots from lunch. We went to this small restaurant and had rice with and chicken (buried within the rice) along with some roti-prata and this special milk tea (I forgot its name).|
|Chloe took a picture of the lady doing my henna.|
The day concluded down near the river's mouth as we relaxed on a bench looking out over the skyscrapers. I am now utterly exhausted after such a busy day and little sleep on the plane as well as with the time change.
|Chloe and I in front of the Marina Bay Sands. It's a really fancy hotel, if you can't tell.|
|Singapore skyline with countless balls of wishes floating in the river.|
Love and hugs.
|Some of my wishes for the new year, soon to float in the river's mouth along with the others.|