Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/31

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] hong kong, bangkok, bali
From: Five Senses Productions <>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 11:37:57 -0800

Thanks so much for all your help.....I appreciate every bit of knowledge
you can
share......happy new year!

At 11:31 PM 12/30/97 -0700, you wrote:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Five Senses Productions <>
>>Does anyone know how the weather has been in these 3 places lately?  I have
>>heard that Bangkok is over 90F now, that Bali is about 85F and slightly
>>rainy, and
>>that Hong Kong is about 70F.
>>I'd love to hear from any LUG members in these cities, or anyone who has
>>taken Leica gear to these places......tell me your experiences and stories!
>I've not yet been to Hong Kong, but in Singapore and Bangkok, my impression
>was that the well-to-do are not ashamed to display signs of their
>prosperity, in a tasteful, expensive, impeccable manner (good clothes, gold
>Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Motorola cell phone etc) I did not have the least
>discomfort in using a big, professional SLR in either place. Just use your
>common sense and have fun.
>I was pretty wretchedly ill by the time I reached Indonesia, so I'm afraid I
>can't say much, save that there are worse ways to spend one's convalescence
>than sitting in a wicker lounge chair and watching small finches fly by. If
>you don't actually need the stuff in your backpack, maybe you'll want to
>leave it behind here. I don't get the impression that theft is the problem,
>so much as appearing that you a potential customer for touristy knicknacks!
>No baggage = not a likely customer, it seems. Indonesian souvenir hawkers
>can be really aggressive.
>I visited Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia in the spring. It was very warm,
>still and steamy in all places, though air conditioning in some high class
>places can be frigid. Fast-drying clothes that "breathe"  are a plus. I saw
>some clear blue skies, and lots of misty and overcast ones.

Francesco Sanfilippo,
Five Senses Productions