Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Little India, Singapore

My favorite place to hang out in Singapore is Little India. Singapore is one of the great eating capitals in the world, and the Indian food is second to none. Little India is also a colorful place to take in the best sights, smells, and lovely people that Singapore has to offer. And I’m always astounded that Hinduism is so colorful and exotic. At the temple, I had an hour-long discussion with a believer about the pillars of Hinduism. Fascinating. 

Little India street art.



Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple










My discussion about Hinduism. He, obviously, did most of the talking. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Kwan ImThong Hood Cho Temple, Singapore

After a wonderful week of being wined and dined in KL, we said goodbye to our wonderful hosts and rode a bus to Singapore. On our first day of sightseeing, we visited the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, which luckily was only two blocks from our hotel.
The temple was packed with people giving morning prayers and offerings.

 Incense offerings.


My husband on the left and our friend Ben giving offerings.


Lucky Buddha. Everyone rubs his belly for luck.

Chinese God of good fortune.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Raptor Watch 2018, Malaysia

We headed for Tanjung Tuan to catch the raptors as they fly across the Straights of Malacca as part of their annual migration.We saw hundreds of birds, which gather above a lighthouse after their long flight. Not great pictures as I don’t have a three-foot lens attached to my iPhone. We did see some good clusters though.

It's a big event that hundreds of people gather to watch every year.
It was a long walk from the road to the lighthouse, all up hill.
Me trying to tell the difference between the hawks and eagles.
Our group.
Some of the larger birds.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The World of Phalaenopsis in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I love flowers of all kinds. I know next to nothing about orchids, but I find that they are among the most lovely and sexy booms on the planet. We visited a local orchid farm, one that doesn’t export. All their blooms are sold locally. The colors and shapes were beyond amazing. The pictures below are but a very small example of the variety they harvest.











Saturday, April 14, 2018

Indian Breakfast in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I love Indian food, and can eat it any time of day. Breakfast is my favorite time to chow down on good curry and rice and roti. We found a fantastic Indian restaurant in the heart of KL.

The staff were Muslim and very friendly.

Nice clean kitchen.

Different sauces are ready to go.

Making flatbread and crepes.

Good to know.

Nasi Lemak Bungkus.

Half-boiled egg.

Roti Canai. I could eat ten of these.

Boiled coffee.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Royal Selangor Pewter Museum and Factory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Touring of the Royal Selangor Pewter Museum and Factory - The history of Kuala Lumpur, like the City of Selangor began in the middle of the 19th century with the rise of the tin mining industry.

The Gang of 6.





These were made for the movie Lord of the Ring.

Tin coins in the shape of a tree was used as currency...money tree?

Largest pewter factory in the world.