The things we do for children. I’m sorry monkey lovers, these animals do nothing for me, but the thought of going to a monkey forest was a dream come true for my nine-year-old.
We walked through the forest when an Indonesian man ahead screamed before racing into the trees. We weren’t sure what was going on until he returned with a wad of money. Apparently, the monkey whipped the notes out of his shirt pocket. This was just the beginning of what the monkeys of this forest would do.
Continue reading Bali’s monkey forests
The afternoon reached thirty degrees. The humidity was 80%. I walked the three plus kilometres back to the Main Village for an oyster omelette and a much needed coconut water. With shaded paths and a slight breeze, the island may have been a degree cooler than mainland Singapore, but it was still steamy.
Continue reading Pulau ubin’s sensory trail
As I entered the road leading to the reserve, there were signs warning hikers about monkeys. I thought I’d been lucky up to this point, not spotting a monkey. I’d heard leaves rustle from above, but it wasn’t until I came to this final trail that one edged its way along a railing. Continue reading Bukit Timah’s South View Trail
Perched on the highest boulder in Mamallapuram’s heritage site was Olakkaneswara Temple. Lines of children from two different schools stretched along the rock’s neck. I waited at the end near some cute girls. Continue reading School children on the heritage trail