My week in Australia was leisurely compared with the week that followed: fly to Kuala Lumpur; a seminar the next two days; fly to Bangkok the next day; a seminar the next two days; fly home (tomorrow).
The focus of my time in both cities was obviously the seminars, two-day versions of my “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar. Henceforth, my one-day seminars will seem a breeze!
Participants came from all over: Malaysia and Thailand, obviously, but also Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. I was very pleased by the general enthusiasm and level of participation. But I was reminded of how challenging traditional contract language can be for non-native English speakers.
Although I had little enough time in each city, I had agreeable dinners, both on my own and with good company. And I was able to walk around enough to feel like I got a rudimentary impression of the two very different cities.
My hotel room in KL was great—a quarter circle in plan, the circumference floor-to-ceiling glass windows. And my bathroom window gave onto the Petronas Towers—not a bad backdrop for one’s ablutions.
Of course, I was too much of a nitwit to take a photo of that view. Instead, here’s the view from my Bangkok hotel room.
That’s ends my travelogue of this trip. I suspect that I’ll be doing a fair amount of this sort of thing in the coming years.
2 thoughts on “Notes from the Road: Whirlwind Visits to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok”
did you try the madam kwan restaurant in kl?
Yes I did! Thank you for the recommendation. I had a very good dinner there, and it provided a more realistic introduction to Malaysian cuisine than I was able to get from the street restaurants in KL’s Chinatown, where I had no idea what was on offer or how to go about ordering it.