Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Week That Was

It has been a very busy week indeed.

On Monday, I finally managed to get a new replacement hard disk drive from Western Digital via the vendor in Imbi Plaza. It took them over a month to do this and there was no word of how and why the HDD crashed. But it was a very expensive lesson indeed and has taught me to do back ups of my data. I am also taking a couple of days to configure my PC just the way I like it.

PKFZ Authority building, Pulau Indah

Yesterday I went back to Pulau Indah with my friends and business associates Alex and Naharudin for an exploratory business visit to the new Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) to meet another old friend S.K. Foo and his immediate boss Azizul. The PKFZ which is being managed by the Port of Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) has indeed made great progress since I last visited the place with my colleague Capt. Tasripin during the launching ceremony a couple of years ago.

Westport '97. (Photo courtesy of The Star) *

Westport also looked like it is also thriving and the container berths seemed very busy except for the conventional berths which were devoid of ships. I was sad to learn that most of the officers I had with me to kick start operations in the port in '94 are no longer there or have retired.

* Above photo and an accompanying story were featured in a maritime supplement of the The Star, circa 1997. Sorry for the 'forced' posturing ...

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