...until they get to Singapore (if still above sea-level,) with towering buildings, and tomes of legal literature on "how to cane a man" effectively. Does a thin cane, or a thick one hurt more? A thick one at first, but after multiple blows, the thin one breaks the skin and draws blood faster.
(Yes - been caned, felt that...)
"O' the good Lord some giftie gie us,
To see oursel'es, as others see us..."
~ Robert Burns