(The “Transit Holding Area” at Changi Airport in Singapore is huge, spacious and well equipped. If your transit time is short, this will be an ideal place to catch your breath and get a quick rest before your flight. However, if your transit time is long, this is not a good place to catch your sleep and rest)… [Click to read the rest] “Mandatory Quarantine 2020: Part 1 – The Long, Tiring Transit in Changi Singapore”
(The rather empty departure terminal at Phnom Penh airport in Cambodia and it is the same case, most airports around the world. Most of the duty-free shops were opened but sadly there were no customers. The lone guy at Starbucks was practically begging passengers to come in to have coffee)
This will be the last part in this Cambodian trip series – we have completed our assignment in Phnom Penh and it was time to make the journey back home and start the next phase of the project.… [Click to read the rest] “Kingdom of Cambodia 2020: Part 12 – The Tedious, Much Awaited Journey Back Home”
For those project managers out there, this is an interesting case study of deconstructing Camp Bastion (now known as Camp Shorabak) which was the key British and American forces base in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan and was constructed in several phases starting from 2005 and was formally handed over to the Afghan forces on 26th October 2014.… [Click to read the rest] “Project Management 101: Camp Bastion: Deconstructing A Formidable Fortress”
Continuing the Cambodian adventure, our pockets were literally empty by the time we finished paying the USD3,000 at the airport and went to the immigration counter to submit our passport and all the relevant forms.… [Click to read the rest] “Kingdom of Cambodia 2020: Part 3 – First Mandatory COVID19 Test & Cosy Quarantine”
The trip to Cambodia started off rather early in the morning with me waking up early and
double triple checking everything that I suppose bring along for the long work assignment overseas. The kids were deeply asleep but just before I left the house, they were awake to say goodbye.
Just a quick one this week…
(Things you do not want to see or worse, do when you are in a plane – trust me, you never know what will happen next. Having a terrible headache just when you are about to land for the first time is something else)
I was away on a short trip overseas for a meeting.… [Click to read the rest] “Soiled Luggage & Terrible Headache in the Plane”
(Chances of survival in case of a crash – pick your seats wisely – it may even keep you alive in the unlikely situation. Note the irony of things – you pay more for Business Class but your chances of survival are even slimmer. Photo by Sourav Mishra from Pexels)… [Click to read the rest] “Technology 101: Finding The Safest Airplane Seat”
(The Chennai International Airport’s departure area – brightly lighted and well furnished but the crowd can still give you a headache. Sorry, no photos of the secured areas – the officers looked too menacing and strict)
I kind of have forgotten to do the conclusion for this post, so here is it…… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: The Conclusion & Goodbyes”
(KLIA is no doubt huge but it is not difficult to find the way around if you have done your homework and ask around)… [Click to read the rest] “Travelling 101: KLIA – 3 Ways to Avoid Getting Lost in an Airport”
I woke up early at about 8 am despite setting my alarm to sound at 10 am.
Despite the fact that I hanged a “Don’t Disturb” sign on the door knob, the housekeeping ladies still had to ring on the bell and shout “Housekeeping”. That woke me up – damn those hotel staff who can’t read simple English!… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Brunei – Conclusion”