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Saturday, 4 November 2006


Made it to Singapore last night yay. At the airport at Heathrow, the queue for security (this is after having checked in) was so huge that it extended OUTSIDE the actual terminal! the queue outside was at least 100 ppl long. Everyone was freezing because they had all checked their coats with their luggage too, not expecting to have to go OUTSIDE again. took ages to get through. when there was about 10-15 mins left of the queue i got randomly selected for a full body X-ray to check that i was not concealing anything on my person. I assume they check for drugs and stuff hidden internally. Maybe i look more and more like a gun-toting drug-mule these days? But it was good, meant i got away from the annoying lady behind me who kept sucking her teeth and got sped through to the front of the queue after the Xray. I assume they didn't find anything! Be funny if i had swallowed a coin or something random like that :)

This morning we went to the markets to do Tony's shopping and i got a photo of the black chicken ("for soup". everythign is for soup!) and Tony's "Chicken Aunty": We've decided Tony could never have children. He says yes to anything i want him to buy! we got mango pudding like at yum cha from the supermarket. and more mushroom crisps!! I also said he had to buy a steamer so next time i'm here we can steam pork buns and dim sims hehehe. Anyway it's so hot here. Not as bad as my last visit, but a big difference from Dorset! It's also very hazy. Apparently its been like that for the last month because in Malaysia they are burning the rainforests. Or somethign equally bad for the environment.

went to Raffles hotel for "high tea" with tony. Very english! With little sandwiches and the crusts cut off, scones, tarts etc. After that went up to the 70th floor of the swiss hotel to the new asia bar for the famous view of Singapore. unfortunately due to the illegal rainforest burning in Malaysia there is a thick haze over Singapore, and the view was limited by this. Very funny in the bar though, the tables and stools were covered in pink sequinned material! they do it every 1st sat of the month... Tacky! That night we went to a graduation show by the dance faculty at the uni Tony works at (he heads the musical theatre faculty). It was very modern, and i didnt really get it, but interesting!

Left sunday afternoon (very annoying at the airport with no markers for queues etc) and arrived home early on monday morning.


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