Tuesday, 21 April 2009


After a 12 hour flight on a Qantas Boeing 747-400 over some very interesting places - Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and skirting the southern edge of the Tibetan Plateau and passing Mt Everest (didn't see it though) arrived in Singapore earlier than scheduled.

It is very hot, much greener than I thought - there's more countryside on Singapore Island than I thought there would be, I thought it was all city apart from places such as Bukit Timah and Sungei Buloh, etc, and very, very tidy (massive fines for littering - Britain take note!).

Bird list off to start with Eagle sp. along river and Mynas on grass outside the hostel (need to consult SE Asia field guide to find out their identities).

Off to find some food and - most importantly! - beer. It's 7.30 pm here (7 hours ahead of UK) and the jet lag is making me think it's lunchtime!

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