Malaysia Tour – June 2004
Kuala Lumpur- Miri – Mulu
Kuching – Kuala Lumpur
June 9 - 19th, 2004


I have been to London many times and the 8 – 9 hour flight each way is a piece of cake. This flight took a little longer. From L.A. it took 13 hours to Taipei then another 4 ½ hours to KL. I didn’t know what I would see at the other end…but let me tell you now that it was so worthwhile that I would go again in a heartbeat! Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia put this tour together and it was wonderful for two reasons…no, perhaps three.
I didn’t have to plan it so I could actually relax and enjoy it, I met some of the warmest and genteel people and I saw a country that exceeded my expectations in so many ways.

I didn’t know what to expect, I had heard horror stories – usually from people who had not been there before, but those were soon relinquished to the back of my mind as I tried to take in as much as I could of this beautiful country knowing the trip would be over sooner than I wanted.

June 8/9
Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia know how to treat their guests. The flight was comfortable, even in economy class, because of more space. The food was very good and the service was cheerful and friendly. The female flight attendants wore these colourful long outfits and the male flight attendants changed from the regular dark suit to a colourful lapel jacket when serving food. I have included a picture of two of the male attendants just because they were so nice and because one of them actually grew up in a longhouse – which was one of the things we were to see on this trip. The next two pictures are those of Taipei Airport and our waiting room because we had to get off the plane while they loaded it up again and changed the flight crew.

The next few pictures are those of my room at the Shangri-La Putrajaya.
This was a delight to come to after the trip and very welcome I might add.
I had asked for fresh milk for my tea and two minutes later the door bell rang (yes, we each had our own door bell) to a lady standing there with a fresh silver pitcher of warm milk. Such a nice touch. Later that day I stepped out to take some pictures of the garden leading from the hotel, a night scene of the temple and one of my desert that evening. The next morning before we left I took a picture of the pool area.



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