Windowed geese roast crispy tanned
(Peking Ducks, but different brand)
Hindu shrine, my feet unshod,
Entered, met generic God.
Chicken rice and rambutans
Iceless coke in safety cans
(Biggest fear not mug-by-thug
But 24 hour tummy bug)
Motor bikes leave some untoed
Who try to cross a busy road
Rain appears and soaks us all
Before we find umbrella stall.
Alleys watched by thinning cats,
Washing banners, blocks of flats,
Towers of daunting height (who cares)
Shadow stalls of brassieres.
Budgies, green and blue, by weight
For sale to fry for dinner plate.
Baptist church (Islamic arched),
Tourists, blister heeled and parched,
Expatriates in Gucci ties
On business here to analyse
Incentive payment versus graft
And rehydrate on Tiger draught.
And five star pubs that make me sneeze
Their aircon set at nought degrees
While in the street the humid air
Puts ringlets in my curly hair.