Gosh, it’s almost 2 am. I’m so sleepy but I must blog something!
Am now in a very obiang (old-fashioned in a bad way) hotel in Zhuhai.
Zhuhai (“Pearl Sea”) is a province in China at the border of Macau. In fact, we walked over from Macau and will be staying here for a night before moving on to Humen for shopping.
We flew to Macau first because it’s cheaper or something like that. I’m not sure. The Goonfather planned the trip and the rest of us just follow.
Anyway, some photos of the obiang hotel! (It’s called Jin Ye – Golden Leaf Hotel.)
Our room costs RMB230, which is S$47. Pretty decent, lol.
The city is kinda scary. It’s dirty and old-fashioned and every time you walk past an eating place or pub, someone will walk up to you to persuade you to patronise them.
Some of them are very aggressive.
There are also beggars on the streets, mostly old people but we also saw two young kids, maybe five years old, a boy and a girl.
They followed us about 80 metres or so, persuading us in monotones to give them money.
It was kinda strange seeing people buy and sell vegetables at 8 pm. But they’re all over the place.
The food here is nice. But I’ll talk about the food when I’m back in Singapore. It’s now almost 3 am.
Lots more to talk about but I’d better sleep. I need to wake up in about four hours’ time!
And sad because I can’t get on Facebook and Twitter and Plurk and MSN. All the proxies didn’t work. =(
The shopping had better be worth it! There’s some nice stuff in the mall near our hotel but the stuff in the streets are really obiang.
But we won’t be shopping here much. Taking a cab to Humen (a factory city near Shenzhen) after breakfast.
NEED TO SLEEP NOW OMG.