But for us both, we were on a holiday in Hong Kong & Macau at that time, & when we're on a happy holiday, everything was interesting, including an old fart... I mean fort.
This is Monte Fort, the oldest fort in Macau.
It was built in 1616 to protect St. Paul's Church from the sea pirates.
The fort even has something like a secret underground passage or backdoor escape route, just like in the movies.
There's actually nothing much impressive about this. I've got one on my backdoor also. In fact, with the ridiculously high crime rate in Kuching, everyone's house is gonna look like this soon.
These are the steps which lead up to the fort.
And when we reached the top, we realised that our lungs had grown bigger.
You do this everyday, & you will have very big & healthy legs.
I've said it before, & Ill say it again, I think Hong Kong people are slowly getting over the wild dog-eating days. I think they don't see dogs as food nowadays.
Okay, we had to a bit of the touristy been-there, saw-that, touch-that shots.
Now, I'm not a guy who knows much about Feng Shui, but my gut instinct tells me that a canon pointing to a casino building is not very auspicious.
Lilian Too would freak out if she sees this.
I'm sorry I could not get rid of the tourist guy in red.
This is the entrance to the much more private confines of the fort.
I was stumped for a while with this.
These looked suspiciously like canonballs. I was wondering whether they had anything to do with going to the toilets. It was one of those moments in a foreign country when you're not sure whether you're missing a point.
These stairs lead to the highest tier of the fort.
And this is the Museum of Macau.
And it had an entrance fee.
And being true to the blue, pure bred Malaysians, we opted for the other mini-museum underground.
And second hand stuff.
But these personal artifacts were interesting because you were able to get a sense of what life was back then.
Oh, they even had a kitchenware section. That's Nee's territory.
This is the Musem of Macau.