Malaysia is the largest producer of palm oil, which is in tons of consumer products, but I had no idea until I was landing at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and I saw miles and miles and miles of giant palm trees.
After our travels throughout Southeast Asia, it’s been refreshing to be in a more developed country. We’ve been hanging out at the Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort.
We did catch a shuttle bus into downtown Kuala Lumpur, but didn’t have time to see the city’s famous twin towers.
Yesterday, we flew an hour to Singapore to visit a former colleague and friend of mine and check out that beautiful city. It is an oasis of modernity in a developing region.
Singapore was part of Malaysia until 1968. Most Singaporeans are ethnically Chinese, but Indians and other Asians live harmoniously together on the small island. There are picturesque old neighborhoods, such as Chinatown or Little India, which I particularly enjoyed seeing against the backdrop of the contemporary cityscape.
Now, the sun sets on my long visit to a fascinating part of our world. It’s time for the best part of any journey — heading home.