Sunday, December 13, 2009

ISODEL 2009 Jogjakarta - Day 6

Dec 13, 2009

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We have all arrived safely and back home now. Thanks to YBhg Tan Sri Anuwar Ali and Prof. Mansor Fadzil, our trip has been very fruitful and most memorable. Both are bosses are really caring and we have been taken good care of while in Jogja. We all have learned a lot in terms of the knowledge, work culture, attitude of people and also most importantly team work.

So now we have really understood our caring bosses, our colleagues Rozeman, Tuan Fatma Mohd Jamaluddin and Myzatul.

The following are some of the pictures taken at the Sheraton Hotel and Jogja Airport:

One of the many pieces of artwork displayed at the hotel lobby

At the hotel lounge with Rozeman

Waiting for the shuttle bus to take us to the airport

At the Jogja airport waiting to check in

At the Executive Lounge waiting for boarding

Took this picture at the Executive Lounge with the Wayang Kulit characters at the back

Took this picture of Gunung Merapi from the plane

More video clips will be posted after editing.


Time really flies. With our hectic schedule in Jogja, we didn't realize that we have come to the end of the many good things here. We have packed all our things and will be traveling to the airport at 9.00am local time.

Our MH856 flight to Kuala Lumpur is at 11.30am and will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. As usual, we have to expand our luggage compartment and get extra boxes from Makro in Jogja to put in all our additional staff such batik, bags, t' Shirt and other cookies such as bakpiah, ampyang etc.

Some flashback ....

Prof. Mansor at the Borobudur

Making a wish by trying touching Buddha's hand at the Borobudur temple with the help of Tan Sri Anuwar and Prof. Mansor

Ready to go

It was a very fruitful trip. We enjoyed the local dishes here such as Gudeg (still have it this morning at the hotel), Bubur Sum Sum, Bubur Kacang, Kolak, Nasi padang, Soto, gado-gado, ceker, sup buntut bakar, tempe etc.

Tan Sri Anuwar and Puan Sri were enjoying their Soto

The ISODEL 2009 was very informative with good keynote addresses and latest info on ODL. We have learned a lot about Indonesia and Jogja especially with the many influence of Hinduism. We have also learned how people have tolerated beyond religion here where Muslims and Hindus can collaborate without much fuss.

Borobudur and Prambanam was amazing. So was the still active Gunung Merapi. Ok got to go now. Will post the video clips and pictures when I am back to Malaysia. Selamat Tinggal Jogja.

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