inside Changi Airport T2
Jas is sleeping... I put a candy in!
Singapore from the skies
ships all around Singapore
Singapore Airlines plane food
the bathroom looks out into the room
view from our 21st floor room
We walked to Erawan Shrine, home to the four-faced buddha. There, I made offerings to bless my family and the world (for world peace - yes, I did sincerely wish for world peace even though I know it is a difficult wish to fulfill). There were traditional Thai musicians and dancers for hire. People paid x amount of baht for y number of dancers to dance for the Gods, when their wishes came true. Erawan Shrine seems to be a very holy place. When the train passes by Erawan Shrine, people in the train turn to the direction of the shrine and bow.
Erawan Shrine - four faced Buddha
people praying and making offerings
dancers and musicians
Then, Uncle Mak went to meet his friends and we spent the late afternoon walking around MBK Center (a huge mall that has everything). Jas got clothes and we got food, before heading back to the hotel for a good swim in the hotel's swimming pool.
one of my fav snacks in MBK
people making these little waffle things
curry chicken rice
Bangkok traffic jams
After the swim, Uncle Mak bought us supper of fried rice and pad thai - our first real Thai meal! :)
fried rice & pad thai
mango sticky rice!
All in all, a very lazy first day. Tomorrow, we'll be seeing the sights!~