This is my first visit to Asia. It is as much another universe as Australia was when I first rocked up to Sydney back in 2009.
The subways here double as bomb shelters. Metro stations are all outfitted with cupboards containing gas masks and emergency rations in case of chemical/biological/radiological attack. Also noticeable in the subway is the extraordinary number of people going about with their face buried in their phone. Easily 90-95% have a phone in hand. (Photo: gas masks on top; relief goods on bottom. Next to a movie vending machine.)
Bedtime now. More later on temples, palaces, and pig feet .