Well, I'm here in Kuala Lumpur for the UC Voice Ignite that we're running here this week. I flew in overnight last night, and am now just getting myself ready for the event. The Grand ballroom is all set to go, with about 120 laptops setup for the attendees to work from.
So the flight over was an experience in itself. I came from Sydney, straight from the Voice Ignite sessions there, and had a 1hr stop in Brisbane. From Brisbane it was direct to KL, and I gotta say, it was the most turbulent flight I'd ever been on. The whole 7hrs was one bump after another, with quite a few REALLY big air pockets that dropped the plane, thrusting all the passengers, myself included, up from their seat, only to be stopped from hitting the roof by their seatbelts (which ended up being very tightly done up after the first 1/2 hour). The plane was great, it was Malaysia Airlines, which I'd never flown with before, and the staff were really good, but the weather really put a bad note on the trip. Hopefully it will be better on the way at the end of the week.
This is my first time in Kuala Lumpur, and it's very different to what I'd expected. Actually I didn't know what to expect. I deliberately didn't do too much research into Malaysia as I wanted to see it for myself, fresh, without someone else's views of the place in my head. The first thing of interest obviously was the airport. Everything was well signed and easy to get around, and getting through immigration and customs was very fast (take note USA). Then there was the taxi ride into KL to get to my hotel. It was 7am, so traffic was light, but it appears as though traffic lanes and speed limits are optional here, so that was also an unnerving trip.
So now I'm just going over the decks I'll be presenting, making sure I'm all set to go. Hopefully it all goes well.
Here is a bunch of photo's from my hotel room stitched together with Live Photo Gallery, in the middle are the Petronas Towers, pretty cool view yeah. The building down the bottom is a shopping mall, 8 stories high, it is huge inside!!!