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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. 🙂

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 🙂
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 🙂
Working

Pure art photography 😀
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 🙂

Skydive Dubai

Arrived to Dubai from Cairo on March 4th 2017. As I had a couple of days of work in Dubai and was lucky that a spot opened up, decided to take the opportunity and book a tandem sky dive experience.

Long story short, they fly you up to 4 km altitude, strap a professional to your harness and you jump out of a plane carrying the guy with the parachute on your back.

I must say it is a lifetime experience, for me it was feeling tension up until the moment I let go of everything and jumped. Video provided.. 🙂

Falling down towards the ground at 200 kph one quickly figures out how all the civilian passenger jets create a false sense of security flying inside them while they keep you nice and leveled 30 000 ft in the air.

The city of course looks amazing from the sky. Much better than from the Burj Khalifa. Too bad it lasts only for a couple of minutes. Alas, the plan is to do it again once.

Date of the jump was March 9th, 2017.

After a couple of days in Dubai, on March 10th went cracking forward to my favorite place to save some money, lovely Saudi Arabia.