In this land that is 95% Buddhist, shrines are simply everywhere. It would be more unusual not to have a shrine than to have a shrine. They are in the airport, malls, stores and homes. We even saw one in a parking lot. This one is outside of a home.
This is outside of a coffee shop that should be familiar to most people- Starbucks! On the shrine are even small cups of Starbucks coffee.
This one is outside of a Tesco market. It has people and flowers on it. Little girls walk around selling the flowers.
Did you know that monks could buy DVDs? Neither did we.
Some of the offerings are very practical. This is in front of an idol but will probably be used for the monks. We assume the statues don't need coffee or TP.