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... the region on business (he's a corporate pilot in Hong Kong). After making arrangements to join us for our next leg down to Johor Bahru, Bart met us in Kuala Lumpur - and graciously put us up in the beautiful Renaissance Hotel KL for a night on his accumulated points. We rented a car to go to KL, but after driving only a few hundred metres the ant hill in the dash opened up due to the vibrations and I was quickly swarmed by small biting red ants! So I returned the car and Ginette and I ...
... the smell of every spice known to man and an absolute riot of different coloured buildings, clothes, and shops. A real chaotic mix but a great place to just walk around.
After hanging out there for a while we made a pit stop back to the hotel and then hopped on the bus again to go to Boat Quay which is on the Singapore River and is a trendy place to eat. As something different we ate Italian but we could have had ...
... the bed frame. An artist half-buried a bed frame as a decoration in her backyard. One day, she decided to trace where the bed came from. She wanted to know where the wood came from and how it was made. It was more interesting than it sounds.
There's also a bit of modern art and some ceramics that are worth a gander.
... to be upgraded to Business class.
We arrived in Changi and went to the transit lounge and had one of those great Rainforest showers - which is great - makes you feel human again (provided you put on a clean pair of undies)
Schmizzy and Zoffmeister had some awesome 2 minute noodles and now we are heading to leg 2 - Munich here we come
... the Star wars exhibit which was just as impressive! Huge recreations of the famous scenes from the movies constructed entirely of lego. The scenes moved, there was lights and sounds, they had information on the walls as to how long it took to build the scene and how many pieces. Just... wow!
In between the two major lego attractions, we went on a couple smaller roller coasters, had lunch, saw a cheesy Christmas show, saw more cheese ...