Okay, I’ve been remiss in filling in what we did in Singapore and Malaysia over Christmas vacation in large part because most of the pictures I took were not very good. Malaysia is very pleasant! Singapore is very civilized! But! In the hopes of filling in gaps in documentation, here are some people that Harriet met while in Malaysia.
So this is some Malaysia champion bodybuilder who had a gym in George Town with a number of large statues of himself. I don’t know if he looked like that. I think he’s dead.
Going by the gym was exhausting so everyone got foot massages. Harriet thought this was basically the best thing ever.
We spent approximately twenty-four hours in Kuala Lumpur and stumbled upon a weird Malaysian cultural introduction which involved food and a lot of dancing and this man who let you feed monkeys. Also there were chickens, not pictured.
When one is traveling with small children eventually you just throw up your hands and go to the zoo, which we did, repeatedly. This is an elephant in Melaka who was still hungry.
Here Harriet attempts to become one with a turtle sculpture in the same zoo.
This guy was on a bench at a Chinese house museum in George Town. I don’t know if he was meant to be one of the deceased owners or if he was just there so that people could take pictures with him. Either one’s possible, I guess. Harriet liked him and I think we had to give him some money, which seems a little dumb honestly.
This guy was selling something – maybe congee? I don’t know. Harriet liked him a lot.
Despite being a Muslim country, Malaysia is full of robot Santa Clauses at Christmas time. Some of them play the saxophone, like this one.
We had to go back and see this guy on another day. This is what happens.