Back at it again. Sencond trip to Singapore and Indonesia within a month. We had some time in the morning before our flight so we decide to ride on the Singapore Flyer. The flyer is the worlds largest observation wheel at 165 meter.
Pete pointing out some landmark.
The flyer with the city in the backgound
Appearenlty this is the Pan Pacific building.
Still going up.
Not enough space for a soccer field. Just build a floating one!
This building is refered to as the durian building for its spike looking appearance.
really close to the top now.
Pete pointing out the forumla one track. Singapore hosted the first night race last year.
After the flyer we headed over to Merlion Park to check out the Merlion.
What is a Merlion?
A merlion is an imaginary creature with the head of a loin and the body of a fish. It represents Singapore in that Sinapore's orginal name meant “Loin City” and Singapore's ancient name, Tamasek, which means “sea town”.
After seeing the Merloin, we headed back towards the train station.
A random statue in front of a building.
We passed through Fort Canning Park.
Plants grow on everything.
This tree is hosting its own grass
We want to go to the other side, but thought better after seeing the sign.
random log with stones in it.
The gate at Fort Cannon.
The famous Raffeles Hotel, home of the Singapore Sling.
The next day in Jakarta on the way to the store.
We went to Sarinah. This store has a whole floor devoted to Indonesian crafts.
These are some interesting wood carvings.
Sasha picking out some mangis fruit.
We spent one night in Jakarta and then off to Serpong where the facility is located that we were working at.
Driving in Indonesia is an experience that pictures can not describe. There are lots of motorcycles. Some with multiple passengers. The most that I have seen is 4.
The traffic is crazy in Indonesia. This video does the best to show it, but still does not do justice. This is at a busy intersection. Note the way the motorcycles drive.
No real order but somehow they generally know where to go.
This is a cinnamon tree. The one with the red color.
One day after work, we headed towards Bogor and went to these gardens. It was getting dark, so the pictures did not turn out all that good.
Huge lily pads. I believe that they are from the Amazon.
Pete gives the picture some scale.
Crazy root system.
The base of this tree was really big.
We got up early one morning and meet Dedi for a walk anound the area where we were staying.
Pond where one can go fishing.
Plants for sale.
Papaya plants. We ate a lot of Papaya this trip.
This guy sells breakfast from his motorcycle. He drives around honking his horn to signal people. Kind of like the ice cream man, only for breakfast.
Another papaya tree.
Tea and coffee stand.
Coffee bean before being roasted.
Yellow coconut tree.
A little market near the school. All the students are dressed in uniform.
Street side food market.
The food is not kept in the same types of conditions that we are used to. Note all the flies on the chicken.
This is Dedi's house.
A rubber tree. A rubber like substance is coming out of it.
Banquet on the final evening.
On the last day during lunch we went to a local market. This marked is only open on Fridays.
Trying out some local food that our hosts purchased.
Just a few motorcycles.
This kid was trying real hard to sell us a newspaper. Too bad it was not in English.
On the drive back to the airport.