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After Dinner Show

Employees of the hotel put on a show for the guests after dinner each night. Something different each time.

It was a new moon when we were there, and the stars were bright and numerous. This was my first trip south of the equator (Bali is about 8° or 9° S latitude), and I was hoping to see the Southern Cross for the first time. I didn't even know if it was the right time of year, but when I looked up after dark, there it was. High in the south, I would say about 40° above the horizon. It looks to me embedded in the Milky Way. I pointed it out to Khim, but she didn't seem that impressed. I couldn't see stars hardly at all from Singapore because it was too hazy.


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