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Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Malaysia

New place again. So soon. Man, am I tired. I’ve been more in the air last two days than on ground. Well not really, but I spent quite some time in airport business lounges.

Flew in the morning of 19 March 2017. from Dammam Saudi to Doha Qatar, spent some time in Doha airport, flew to Dubai, picked up my baggage and went straight to check back in for the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Over Doha of course, I collect miles with Qatar Airways, so always fly over Doha.

So spent some time in Dubai business lounge, went back to Doha and then took a 7 and a half hour flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Now I’m here waiting for the final flight to Labuan, which is as I found out Googling, an island with an interesting history close to Brunei. Once I get to Labuan I’m getting a boat ride to somewhere, still don’t know where.

My initial plan was to visit the Petronas towers and some other stuff before the job as I have a 6 hour layover here, but I don’t want to risk any unexpected events that might interfere with the job. As this should be the last job this hitch, I think I’ll just stay in Kuala Lumpur a day or two longer when the job is done, just to check it out.

What’s the first thing I notice? They’re driving on the wrong side of the road…. Just kidding, they’re driving on the left side of the road. Right? No, left. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll try to take photos and update this post. If I don’t fall asleep before.

Updating the post with the photos about a month later.

View of Labuan island, close to Brunei
Wrong side buddy ๐Ÿ™‚
Travel to the platform.
View from ocean level
Basket ride on and of the platform(next time have to take a video, it’s fun)
Mosquitos in Malaysia ๐Ÿ™‚

Pure art photography ๐Ÿ˜€
Chilling on the helideck, next day going home
Ride home coming
Favorite view is a rig in a rear view mirror, but this is not bad too ๐Ÿ™‚

Green Bangladesh

Oi there. A new post from a new place under the Sun, on the third little rock. This time about a 100 kilometers east of Dhaka, the capitol of Bangladesh.

What to say about this place?ย I was travelling here for two days with little sleep, so I could hardly keep my eyes open during the ride from the airport to here. But what I did see is that it is very chaotic. Driving through the towns is extremely stressful as there is absolutely no regard to traffic rules. It is as if you have a bigger vehicle and a stronger horn, you go first.

Big passenger buses dented, scratched hitting each other like those cars in amusement parks, people running across the street, status of the road is like you’re riding off road all the time, jumping left and right up and down, for hours. I don’t know how I managed to sleep all that time, but somehow I did.

Those little three wheel motor bikes or what you call it chaotically going across the road with no regards if they going in their lane or yours, or against incoming traffic.

I only took a few pictures on my way here. As I got a new 360 panorama camera, some of the photos you can pan all the way around.

One is from a REALLY niceย hotel that stood out from all the other structures in the area. I took the photo after one hour nap when I had to continue my trip.


Other is on the way to my destination when I woke up, probably because I smashed my head on the window again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Towns look pretty poor as you can see from the photo, but that is just the way it is I guess. It’s probably getting better as in the rest of the world.


Between towns the landscape is beautifully green, with rice fields, lakes and rivers everywhere. The road is raised from all that flooded area so there is water and rice fields everywhere around you.


I read this is the end of the rainy season, but the rain is coming down pretty strong almost everyday. It is hot, humid, with insects and lizards all around. ย Haven’t seen any snakes though.

The area I’m in are rice fields, with some green pastures with cows, goats, chickens, bamboo trees, palms. This is my first time in south Asia so it looks different than anything I’ve seen before. ย I need to write it down, maybe I keep the memory.

I plan to take more photos and videos on the way back to Dhaka, so I’ll probably update this post and add them here. Stay tuned…