I’ve been in Australia for a few days now, and finally some time & energy to blog. My travel to Australia and Indonesia started out well. After a grueling 12 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur, a cheerful looking fellow approached me at the gate and told me “This is your lucky day, you are the lucky passenger number 163 million!! you will receive gifts…blabla” and asked me whether I had some time to spare at the airport. I had to wait 10 hours for my continuing flight to Sydney, so I thought this could be fun… The KLIA airport celebrated its 9th year anniversary, 2nd time best airport, and the arrival of its 163 millionth international passenger, which was…me!
I was taken to the VIP lounge, could take a nice shower, which was very welcome. Later that morning a crazy ceremony with band and directing manager airport present. Called on stage, photographers, film crews, interviews, got all kinds of presents, amongst which a return flight KL-Perth, free night stay in a KL hotel, some other stuff like coupons for food & drinks, perfume, etc.
A totally ‘ludic’ experience :). For those who read bahassa Malayu: an article in Berita Harian. Name spelled wrong, I did not come from Stockholm (never even been there), and some complete nonsense quotes about my name being called in the airplane and being afraid of having trafficked something forbidden… Cerita Harian…