SE Asia: Seventh trip

Sunday, 5 November 2000
Skedsmokorset, Norway

My 7th trip to SE Asia was the longest one so far: I arrived in Singapore on 16 June 1999 on Kuwait Airlines via Kuwait, and left Singapore on 2 November 2000 on Pakistan Airlines, bound for Oslo, via Karachi and Islamabad (I stayed one night in Karachi, sponsed by the airline).

During my seventh SE Asian trip, I had four visits from Norway: My two parents, “CME”, and “Superman”.

Below is a list of places visited during this trip as far as I can remember (well, the list of countries is at least accurate).

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Batam, Bintan, Pekanbaru, Sibolga, Nias, Medan, Danau Toba, Bukittinggi, Danau Maninjau, Padang, Jambi, Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Surabaya, Bromo, Malang, Lawang, Madura (Sumenep), Bali (Kuta and Ubud), Lombok (Mataram and Senggigi), Pontianak, Makassar, Palu, Gorontalo, Manado, Bunaken.

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony. Sibolga, Sumatra.

Poor road

Poor road conditions. Nias island, Sumatra.


Jakarta, seen from top of Monas.

Bird eating bird

Bird eating bird at bird market in Yogyakarta.

Hotel Niagara

Hotel Niagara (built around 1900), where I stayed one night. Lawang, East Java.

Dog on bus

Less fortunate passenger. Gorontalo, Sulawesi.

KM Daya Sakti

We went with the cargo ship “KM Daya Sakti” from Bitung (near Manado) to General Santos, Philippines.


Kuala Lumpur, Tioman, Kuching (in Sarawak).


Rafflesia. Observed in forest near Kuching, Sarawak.


Yangon, Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake), Taunggyi (day trip only), Kalaw, Mandalay, Bagan, Ngapali Beach. I was in Myanmar from 15 November to 13 December 1999.

Inle Lake

Inle Lake.

School, Kalaw

Class room at school, Kalaw.


Young monks playing game at Mingun Paya, near Mandalay.

Ngapali Beach

Ngapali Beach.

Sugar cane drink, Yangon

Making sugar cane drink, Yangon.

Slogans, Yangon

Public slogans, Yangon.


Karachi. Only one day in this country, from 3 to 4 November 2000. Sorry, no pictures were taken here.


General Santos, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City, Bacolod, Boracay, Manila, Angeles.

Dodge WC62

WWII Dodge WC62, observed in Cagayan de Oro.

Philippine ship

Boarding passenger ship, Caticlan. Destination: Manila.


New Year’s Eve 1999 was spent at Orchard Road, Singapore. The streets were extremely crowded at midnight, and filled with huge amounts of trash! Probably once in a lifetime when nobody cared about this in the otherwise super clean city.

Regalis Court

My parents at Regalis Court Hotel.

Raffles Hotel

My parents drinking beer at Raffles Hotel.


Bangkok, Pattaya. Sorry, no pictures were taken here.

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