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From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Oct. 25, 2005 - From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Palm farms
We left Kuala Lumpur Heading for Singapore. Malaysia has a highly cultivated countryside. Towns and farms are settled along the coast. The scheduled flight time on this leg was a little more than an hour. We flew at an altitude of 300 meters all the way. That gave us some spectacular sights on these palm farms.

Oct. 25, 2005 - From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
The Malayan Sea has a heavy ship traffic. Mostly tankers transporting oil throughout the world. This was the only leg we had some VFR traffic. Advised by the traffic controller we knew of the approaching Piper. The mist made it hard to see the closing airplane, that suddenly appeared about a mile west of us in opposite direction. It was quite a surprise to see a next of kin after such a long time. The Piper disappeared within seconds on a northerly heading.

Oct. 25, 2005 - From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
This lighthouse, halfway to Singapore, stood on an archipelagos. A romantic settling for a romantic job. Imagine working here, and your only duty is to switch the light on and off.

Oct. 25, 2005 - From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Batu Pahat
This large river meets the Malayan Sea at Batu Pahat. Just before we turned inland towards Johor Baharu. Johor is famous for its sultan. In Malaysia there are a hand full sultans that reign the regional governments. Up to some time ago these sultans reigned like kings. Then their power got cut off by the government. The sultan of Johor did his share to this development by some of his actions. One day he was sitting in the Malaysian Airlines plane from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur when the captain advised some flight details. As the sultan heard the destination, he disagreed and had the plane instantly deviated to Johor. This was the only airplane highjacking in history that never has been prosecuted.

Oct. 25, 2005 - From Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Aqua-cultures close to Singapore. We landed at Singapore Seletar airport, the smaller airport for general aviation. Our ground handling agent was Jet Aviation, a swiss firm. With the well organised attitude of Singapore and the Jet Aviation sign we felt like at home.

Oct. 25, 2005 - Singapore
Driving to downtown Singapore.
Driving to downtown Singapore.