Travelling in Singapore has been fun. Betsy is a very capable traveller, and has been a pleasure to have along. This is most amazing considering that she spent 17 hours on a plane, arrived at 5:30 in the morning, and then proceeded to spent the next 14 hours up and about with us. We thought for sure that she’d need a break, but she had no problems until she crashed at 7:45 last night. We all woke up at 8:00 this morning, rested and refreshed.
So far we have mostly just walked around downtown Singapore. We have seen loads of interesting religious sights (Hindu temples, Taoist temples, Buddhist temples, etc.) and the colorful shops all over this area, which is nicely gentrified and comfortable. We did get a chance to see the Singapore Botanical Gardens this morning, which was really quite spectacular, especially the Orchid Gardens. We also went to a park in the center of the island where there were 25 monkeys playing right at our feet and throwing mangoes at us from the trees. They missed, but not by much.
Tonight we may try to see a night safari at the zoo and to celebrate JM’s birthday. Tomorrow we have plans to head to Melaka. We’ll be in touch soon.