SE Asia: Fifteenth trip

Thursday, 23 November 2006
Oslo, Norway

My second work related trip outside Europe. I combined the trip with a vacation in Indonesia afterwards. I had an open-jaw ticket with Lufthansa (outbound to Manila, inbound from Jakarta).

Philippines, 28 – 31 October

We stayed at Shangri-La Makati, Metro Manila. Factory visit in Laguna, south of Manila.

Taiwan, 31 October – 4 November

We stayed at Kuva Chateau, Chung-Li. Factory visits in Chung-Li and Hsinchu. On the last evening, our factory contact invited us to Taipei for some drinks, and we checked into Grand Hyatt Taipei, where I and my boss got a room upgrade. We donated one of the rooms to the factory representative and his girlfriend, while sharing the other room…

Grand Hyatt Taipei

The room at Grand Hyatt Taipei has a separate living room and bedroom.

Indonesia, 4 – 21 November

Vacation. Visits to Jakarta and Balikpapan. This was my first visit to Balikpapan, where I stayed at Blue Sky Hotel (paid by Caecil’s employer).

Side street of Jl Sabang

Side street of Jl Sabang, Central Jakarta.

Stuck car

This car seems to be rather stuck. Observed in Balikpapan.

Oil refinery

Oil refinery in Balikpapan.

Balikpapan downtown

Photo taken from pedestrian bridge, Balikpapan downtown.

Cafe in Balikpapan

Cafe in jetty area, Balikpapan.

Backstreet of Balikpapan

Backstreet of Balikpapan.

Stilt houses, Balikpapan

Stilt houses, outskirts of Balikpapan.

Stilt houses, Balikpapan

Walking between stilt houses in Balikpapan.

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