Indonesian food tastes better in Singapore. My hubby adores Sanur and Rice Table, for example.
Over in Sumatra, unless you like Nasi Padang (cooked food on display), you usually have to order Mee Goreng or Nasi Goreng (friend noodles/rice) if you want your food cooked on the spot. After a while it can get monotonous.
I lost weight and was at my slimmest during that trip, even hubby would think of it very fondly today (15kgs extra later).
I had a mother and her 2 young pretty close-up and it was quite fascinating watching them eat bananas (like me when I eat whipped potato). Are you doing your PhD in Zoology? Since you do seem to adore primates.
In S’pore, our zoos no longer cage most of the animals but put them behind natural or artificial barriers like streams or glass screens. I’ve seen tigers at 10cm away this way. Amazing.
I grew up on Indian movies with dashing heros and beautiful heroines, so I guess I was initiated. I remember having a gigantic crush on a Sikh boy (without the turban) in high school and started wearing Punjabi suits as a result…;-)