From perpetual winter to perpetual summer

Bye-bye, New Zealand!

Our five star refugee camp in the Christchurch airport:

Christchurch airport is a popular place for sleeping:

Warm at last! The view from our window in Malaysia:

I have always heard that the Malay language is easy to learn, and that foreigners pick it up fast when they come to Malaysia. I think that’s true, and now I know why.

This is because (at least at the place where we are staying) all signs, notices, menus, instructions, are written only in Malay. So, you have no choice but to learn it fast. Google Translate does a good job translating Malay texts, though. Today I typed into it a lengthy instruction of how to use a coin operated washing machine in our building. Google translated it well.

What makes life easier is that Malay is written in Latin script:

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