Sunday, May 4, 2008

Quick Day in KL

23 April 08 -- Since we were "in the neighborhood," I convinced my colleague Matt that on the way from Tokyo to Delhi, we make a pitstop in Kuala Lumpur to attend the Defence Services Asia tradeshow. After flying all night from Japan, then catching a few hours sleep at Singapore Airport's Transit Hotel, taking a one hour morning flight to KL followed by a one hour mini-van ride to the city, we were there! After we collected our badges and were making our way into the convention center among a sea of uniformed military attendees, we were startled by gunfire breaking out followed by womens' screams. Matt and I looked at each other in horror, then off in the direction of the noise to gladly see a sign that read "Mock Battlefield Medical Exercise" (or something like that). Whew! Talk about seriously being scared!

Anyway, we spent about three hours at the tradeshow, making a lot of great contacts in the local UAV and netcentric warfare arenas. Lunch at Pizza Hut before we made our way past the tallest twin buildings in the world--the Petronas Towers (~1,483 ft.) on our way back to the KL airport.

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