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Kuala Lumpur on nothing at all

I woke up this morning at 5am. There was some guy on a super loud speaker chanting right outside my hotel room. I opened the curtains to a huge mosque. The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Shah mosque . . . 142.3 metres high! The chanting and wailing was punctuated with short speeches - religious, I assume.

Discovered that there are two types of police here. Normal, state police and Islamic police! Their job is to enforce Islamic law for Muslims. Things such as drinking alcohol and not facing Mecca at certain times (such as 5am!) are fineable offences. But, as a little bird told me - it's not the fine, but the loss of face which really hurts.

Malaysian Airlines is a bit of fun. Not a moment goes by without a piece of food or beer being shoved into your hands. The guy next to me ordered two beers!

Very friendly people here. Not at all pushy.

Saw half a report on TV that Mumbai Airport technicians are on strike. I've been told to make sure that the taxi driver keeps his windows closed (despite the heat). Apparently beggars try to get in at stop lights.

Here's my plane . . .


marymint said…

I am enjoying your blogs Edwin.
Seems you have settled in to be the traveller. Sounds interesting and also keeps us informed of your trip.
Keep it upl
Mary said…
enjoying your blogs.
You seem to be having a good and interesting time already.
keep it up.

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